Hi Mr Lowery
If you gna go Subaru, you have to go for the Turbo.Nothing beats the roar and the power of that Turbo charged engine
The only benefit of a non turbo would be that it still comes in 4WD which is nice
I have a 2006 WRX with 56K on the clock, and I haven't really had any problem to date
There will always be stories regarding certain issues with the car, but any car you buy will have its own series of issues.
I have heard that the EJ25 engine is not as robust as its predecessors, but if you look after your car, you should be fine.
Running costs is fairly, with an oil change every 6months, There is no need to go to a Subaru garage, Depending on where you live there are a few Specialist Subaru mechanics that will probably do a better job
I never knew how much it was till I owned one, But if I had a choice I will choose Subaru every time.
Its a bit like marmite, you either love it or hate it