I have recently purchased an '05 Impreza RS for myself and is enjoying the well looked after Subaru as my new car. Anyway, the reason I came across this board was the fact that I just carelessly ground my 3rd gear in the process of downshifting for a traffic light intersection as my clutch foot wasn't fully depressed when I knocked it back into gear. I cried a little inside, and needed to find out if that would warrant any inspection before my next service. It's handling the same as it was before and maybe it's just a little freak out from the incident.
Anyway, the forum seems like a great place to discuss about the vehicle and I hope to learn more on looking after my new little RS.