I built a 2005 tC into a very fast time trial, street, etc car, $$$$$$$, it was the first to have a carbon kevlar roof, many many one off parts, then hardly drove it as a bit overly done, finally sold it in 2012 with 8k miles on it for 1/4th the investment and thousands of hours of time into it. Before that I had the first turbo 1ZZ Matrix and made it very fast and a blast to drive. The ST is just more fun right out of the box, with little or no mods far quicker than those cars until I spend a ton of time and money on them. It will be more reliable than an NA car that has been boosted, stock rides a bit rough but handles incredibly well. I am modding my ST a bit though originally planned to keep it to a minimum, something I seemed to have not been able to cure but even stock I fell for it in the first minute I drove it.