Hold out for an 07+ spec.b if you can. Even for DD it's much nicer. And if you're not a modder all "can be upgraded" comments are irrelevant. The 6spd in the spec.b is miles ahead of all USDM Subaru 5spd gearboxes. Alcantara seats are nice, torsen diff will definitely be noticeable in the twisties and taking off from a stop in the snow.