Originally Posted by Cronic
Get the WRX.
Agreed, but only if he gets the manual transmission. If he gets the slushbox, he'll wind up with Subaru's crappy CVT. Better still, the OP should consider a '15 GTI. I drove one on Friday (with the DSG), and it's a great car. Aside from some turbo lag, the motor felt as strong as Toyota's 3.5 V6.