Ehh, that ship's sailed. The RS is my everything-car. How I got to it even originally was that I was looking for a WRX in early 2015 as a new car, and noticed a mention of the RS somewhere. RS shines on snow too! It's just such a beauty to drive!I definitely wouldn't drive anything decent that I intended to keep in the winter in NY state. I have family that live in NY (near Buffalo/Erie) and everything they drive in winter rusts/corrodes into junk within 2-3 years. It's so bad they come down to Virginia, buy nice late-model used vehicles here, drive them into rusty dust in NY and throw them away. It saves money on the depreciation of new vehicles and they drive nice(r) vehicle that way. If they buy a "keeper", they just don't drive if for about 6 months of the year, because the road maintenance sucks.
It's been a long time since I've monitored this thread, but looks like activity has severely died down since its peak. So I'm digging through now to see if I missed anything. It appears the DSC shop in MD is really the only place to get Tractive-specific work done. There's also some arguing back-and-forth about full-stiff, limits on the suspension, bad spring rates(?), rear skipping, and I can't seem to figure out if these things are still present. A fussy DD would be rather annoying.