Hot Rod magazine just did a head to head with the STi and Ford Mustang Cobra. reading is believing!! the STi beats the Cobra in all categories. leaving the editors of one of the countries most popular and respected car magazine split 50/50 between the two when choosing thier favorite. i've been reading Hot Rod for about 6 years and they are just about the only domestic car mag out there that is showing any respect for foreign vehicles. check it out, its on news stands as i write this. let me just say i was shocked when i opened my mailbox and saw an STi on the cover of Hot Rod!!! awesome.