I really like my 2008 Civic Si, but the 2009 WRX looks like a hell of a deal. This is for my daily driver. Positives on the Si: 8000 rpm redline and shift light. The sounds it makes and power surge at 6000+ RPM (VTEC, YO!) Rifle-bolt precision on the 6-speed transmission. Front LSD... great in the snow. Decent gas milage. 26mpg on my commute, 30+ mpg on the highway. Great build quality. Negatives on the Si: Sloping "stylish" windshield gives massive blind spots and giant dash. Ebrake is right in the way of my knee, and the gas pedal is akward. FWD. Positives on the WRX: AWD Hatchback Massive power and torque vs. the Si (265HP vs. 197HP, 135 vs. 240 torque) Can put in my own stereo (the Si system is so integrated, I don't want to touch it) Negatives on the WRX: Spun bearing reports on some cars. Not as good gas milage as Si. More expensive. Any other thoughts?