Do you really need HP?
For $23k you can get a new Impreza. With MT it's fairly peppy.
Resale value of 2010 cars from now on isn't gonna be good. New car sales were low in 2009-2011, so now there is shortage of 2-3 y/o cars that are still under some kind of warranty, and prices are high. Prices won't be high forever, since they will be competing against used cars of a broader ages and conditions, with expired warranties.
So people currently buying 09-11 vintage used cars will end up being the ones who bear most of the depreciation, instead of new car buyers.
I'd be looking for 07-08 cars, if I really needed some HP. Some nice low-mileage 3.0R.
Last edited by dmanaenk; 02-18-2013 at 09:08 PM..