|No, really. Take it from me, and I have possibly the best reason of anyone in the country right now to be biased against them.|
They make OUTSTANDING cars!!! They really screwed up on this one particulr model/year, though, and two of their dealerships, have acted inappropriately, IMO, one in the way they talk to a customer, one in the way they treat a customer's expensive car.
Remember, I've had 3 of these things before the new model, and they were the epitome of insane performance coupled with incredible reliability.
The 08 STi? Well, it's just insane how they're brushing off a problem that's obviously widespread, and usually their fault without saying why, and in a few cases, such as mine, not their fault at all despite the failure being identical to the many others.
Or to put it another way, I've got nothing but love and respect for the folks in Japan who design and build these things, but nothing but contempt for their Stateside representatives.