You see this a lot on YouTube with the 5 things I love or 5 things I hate, so I figured I would share my opinions on it since I have now owned 3 STi's and 1 WRX. I can think of many more positive things, but only 4 that I don't like so far. For those debating on whether or not to pull the trigger. DO IT! It may be $7k over a fully loaded Limited STi, I promise you it is worth it. You then have a car that is ultra rare, and most likely a collectors item in 30 years. (Plus it would be cool to have more than one of these at Cars & Coffee when I go.) People think I am absolutely crazy right now to trade in an RS3 for a Type RA, but you just cannot put any price on how much fun you have when you turn that car on. Manuals are a dying breed and it's sad. It is engaging to drive, I am not just clicking a paddle. There are some things that shocked me about this car in a good way. Positive: Suede Steering wheel is better quality than my RS3. Very plush. My hands feel like they are on a pillow It's a manual. The real reason I switched from the RS3 The wing. I am a big wing type person. I think it looks awesome. The ride. I am honestly blown away. The ride is so much nicer than my 06, or 15 STi's. I would compare the ride to that of my WRX on just normal roads, and then still maintaining awesome cornering. The stereo although not fantastic is miles better than any of the other 3 I have owned. The wheels. I think the standard STi wheels are a bit ugly. I really like these. The clutch seems to catch a bit earlier. Even though I was only out of a manual for 3 months, the first couple days I over revved a few times getting used to it. Negative: There is no navigation. This made me really sad as it is standard on the regular STi. I really enjoyed the Google Earth navigation in the Audi. I would sometimes just turn it on just to see the aerial view of where I was at. The stock exhaust has this extremely weird condition at idle where it almost rattles the car. It isn't loud outside the car, just inside. The stock exhaust is too quiet. I immediately ordered an axel back from Nameless Performance to which they told me the Type RA has the newer exhaust flanges and the 18 Axel back will not fit. Probably the biggest negative right now as I like loud exhaust. $400 is doable for Axel back exhaust, $1000 for Cat Back is not right now. Every time I turn the car on it seems like it is downloading my phone info, music info, etc. For the first 2 minutes or so songs will not be available, then everything "comes online" and I can use it as intended.