Hi, Mike here - glad to be aboard. Bought my Mica Blue 5 Door in September, 2007. This is my third WRX - I bought a 2002 sedan right after they were introduced (May 2001) and sold it a year later and bought a 2002 wagon. I feel like the Lone Ranger - it's almost six months since I bought the new car and I've yet to see another one on the street around the Triangle. The jury is still out on the exterior styling - some days I love it, others not so much. The interior is a major step up from the earlier models though. I'm driving out to Wyoming in April and the new seats and the XM radio will be a very welcome addition after a similar trip in the wagon a couple of years ago. Power is good, handling not so much in my opinion, but I think that's mostly the sucky Bridgestone tires that came with it.