Yesterday I went with my roomate to CarMax... they have a pretty sick selection of some decently dope automobiles. At any rate, he is looking at a new car and watned me to drive a couple of his choices. So we went there, and got with what was very obviously a salesman that either didn't give a shit or hadn't actually sold a car yet in his life. He offered no information, wasn't very personable at all, didn't ask any questions or anything like that. The most he asked of me was my phone number. He sucks at life. Anyway, we drove 2 cars. The WRX STi and teh SRT-4. I know, huge price gap.. but my roomate was deciding between trading his modded Si or keeping it so that's how that came about. Impressions: WRX STi: This car is pretty amazing. The power is like whoa... it's always there, except in 6th where it's blunted pretty severely by the tall gearing. Why so tall? The handling, hmm. There is a shit-ton of impact harshness. I didn't get a chance to check the pressures, obviously, so this might've had something to do with it.. but it was severe. When you would hit an expansion joint or something it would thump really hard and you'd feel it all over. Conversely, it rolled too much in turns to have that kind of impact harshness. The grip was immense, but it just rolled and set. I didn't like it, not like my BMW at all. Otherwise, the interior was standard-fare WRX/Impreza. The seats were ok, comfy but not terribly supportive. The shifter felt alright, shorter throws than mine but not as positive. The salesdouche got all pissed off when I got on the gas a *little* and said we were there for a joyride. When I went over the list of my credentials and cars I owned/had owned.. he shut up. He was a douche. Then, the SRT-4. My roomate drove this car first, I noted it was loud. Then we drove a bit, I wasn't impressed. It wasn't that fast, at least not after the STi. The interior was omg complete ass. It was nasty! The dials and switches, holy shit.. people actually accept this SHIT in the name of "performance"?!?! It was disgusting! You could feel the LSD binding up when you took sharp turns, other manufacturers have a better solution. The shifter not only looked and felt about as cheap as the rest of the car, but when you tried for 2nd or 3rd you were met with much resistance. I made a u-turn about 50 feet from the dealership and told the salesman "I'm sorry, but I really don't want to drive this." I think that sent the proper message to my roomate as well, lofl. The dealer said "It's ok, honestly it's not the first time." Apparently I'm not the only one that expects a bit of quality with performance! Conclusion: SvA on CSi are a bunch of flaming fucking RETARDS!