Ya those 4th gen starlets are pretty aggressive looking! I had been searching for anything between 05-07 when it came to the STI. The biggest decision maker on this one was no accidents and no rebuilt like most are these days....plus it's been a Canadian car not an import from the states. The mods I have I put on so far are a perrin inlet, and K&N typhoon intake...next up is full 3 inch downpipe no cat, and 3 inch straight pipe. Then I'll likely slap a COBB accessport for a quick tune. I owned a 2009 WRX STI years ago brand new, it has nothing on these raw generations. My 09 brand new didn't handle half as good as this 05 does with 10 years on its life now. The power and overall feel in my 05 I would take any day over the 09. Subaru was building something mean for the streets between 04-07 models...The new STI isn't very mean, it's comfortable, but lacks all the edge it should have.