fellow STI owners- like you i have a relatively new STI with a few sqeaks and rattles that drive me nuts at times. I've read the posts, heard the frustration and the occasional zany solutions. Some of you younger guys might be thinking "if i only had a BMW, Mercedes, or Jaguar....." where a premium can be found on quality control and performance. Sorry to burst your bubble and hoping to make you feel better- the grass is far from green on the other side. I've owned A BMW, Saab, Volvo's, Corvettes amongst others and recently a Jaguar XK8- they all had annoying squeaks and rattles and the Jaguar was the worst of the bunch! It rattled like a garbage truck, and the quality control was unbelievably poor for a car of its price. The Subaru may have a few similar issues, but given the price and perfomance it is the most fun and BEST car I have owned. Their are some exotics with exceptional build quality but not all are perfect. So sit back, enjoy that glove compartment buzz, and remember you only payed 30,000 - not 75,000- for the joy of hearing it!