I went to an autocross today in Colorado Springs and got bitten by the autocross bug after getting rides in 2 different Subaru STI's, one almost stock, and one heavily modded. BTW, I autocrossed (TR7) and raced in the Mid-Atlantic region mid 80's to mid 90's.<p>Wow, I was very impressed with the STI's performance, and it gave me pause to think about running my V70 R, which seems somewhat barge-like after experiencing STI performance. To clarify, my modded R I am sure could give the STI a run for its money on a road course, but the Subaru appears ideally suited to the confines of an autocross course. Even with IPD's most robust sway bars, lowered springs and in Advanced mode, my R doesn't seem as stiffly sprung as the STI's I rode in. <p>Turn in also seemed better in the STI. Ok, enough of the glowing STI report. I was surprised at how low-dollar the interior appeared, which was especially noticeable when I shut the door and a the sound resembled a noisemaker rather than the comforting "thunk" of my R. <p>So, am I barmy for wanting to autocross my V70 R? Without further mods, it is hard to imagine that I would be competitive, but perhaps I am being overly pessimistic?