i should bite my toungue for sayin this... i just visited the NY auto show.... While the nicest car there was the impreza SCCA rally car, $300,000 is slighty out of my reach. I would have to say that the rx-8 definitely has the styling over the subaru, however with a c-west body kit and a pair of sparco torino's it a whole nother story. But i was really drooling at only four cars there, the gt-40 (slighty out of my reach), the S7, the Esprante, the impreza raly car (you get the idea), and the rx-8. The rx-8 is by far the most beautiful car to come out of japan since the early 90's supras. 4 buckets, more horses, worse gearing, but a colorscheme! Subaru might even want to think about matching colors. Yeah the momo steering wheel is nice, but it might as well be pink to go with the wrx's ugly interior. The only thing i will give the wrx... when some punk comes to the light with a three inch tip on his civic, we can not only leave him in the dust, but create some of our own when we go off-road.