this is Jae using Rons name.
Yeah just recently purchased the STI, its 05 with white/gold
Its a bad ass car. however 04 is so much different from 05, everything like interior, exterior, suspension, and other little stuff.
the fastest time i saw on a forum for stock sti was 12.8 i believe. now that's freaken fast, im pretty sure i'll never be close to that. hehe
It is fun to drive car like celica and handles great also.
Before i bought this car, i did lot of research deciding which car to go with. cars including evo, 350, g35, rx-8, s2000, and etc. And STI had everything, it is the fastest in its class, most roomier in its class, most torque and most hp in is class. Backed with subaru high quality parts and warranties. And there are many parts out there to make this cra to super fast. hehe
Spend about 2000$ and you can get it up to 450hp easily and safe.
Only thing i don't like about it is that the rear seats don't fold and gas. But its well worth it.
I'm just learning the car and pretty soon the upgrades!
Anyways, drive the 05, its much nicer than 04.