Yeah, everyone here is right. Sorry hate to say it, as I am young too, 25. I drove a Civic for 6 years before I bought my first car, a G35 coupe, and I am glad I did, the lessons and emergency stuff I needed to learn were all done in the Civic before I got my G...I mean lessons like when you get sucked in my a huge truck on the highway going at 120 and your car starts going sideways, you put the car in neutral, turn to the way the car is sliding, etc.
A WRX STi will burn my G35 coupe, it's faster to 60 by almost a half second.....if I had a G35 coupe when I was 17....**** I might not be alive today.
Buy a more sensible car please. You'll thank yourself later, trust me. If it's appearance you want, and want to impress your friends. Get a E46 3 series coupe, like a 323ci....at least you won't kill yourself with power.
I mean, you wouldn't want a relatively new driver behind the wheel of a Maserati Gransport would you? Well guess what, the WRX STi has pretty much the same performance figures.