Simplicity Is Beauty

Gus Dizon’s WRX is no stranger to this blog and has been spotted on more than one occasion. What I’ve always loved about this car was its simplicity.


While many aim to build the ultimate weekend warrior, Gus’ WRX is the car you’d want to drive everyday.


So many GDA owners strive to mimic the appearance of a JDM STi (myself included), however this is a WRX that’s comfortable in its own skin. It’s not trying too hard, it’s playing to its strengths.


The looks are aggressive, but in a more sensible way. Rather than bottoming out the suspension and running massive amounts of camber, Gus’ WRX maintains drivability. The subtle hints are still ¬†there with Brembo brakes and meaty tires.


It wasn’t so long ago that automotive journalists panned the GDA for it’s looks. Opinions have shifted in more recent years and like a fine wine, the Bugeye has gotten better with age. Projector headlights should’ve come as standard on every GDA.


I was disappointed to hear that Gus decided to sell his WRX recently and hopefully it’s gone to a good home.

Some readers may wonder why I put such an emphasis on featuring daily driven Subarus and builds that weren’t created to grace the covers of tuning magazines. The reason is pretty simple: it’s about educating the current generation of Subaru owners on how the community has evolved. Hopefully some will use cars like Gus’ as inspiration for their own builds.

Photos courtesy of Gus Dizon.



  1. We are the new owner of Gus ‘s wrx. Took my family a while to figure out what is a good car to add to our stable of evo, s2000 and 350z. As soon as we saw Gus’s car for sale add, we had to jump on it met him the next day an drove home with the wrx. My son, who is a car nut, now drives the car. So far, the wrx gets washed every weekend. Only thing we have changed so far are the tires (rt615k) and we are leaving everything alone as it stands.

    Jay and Vinnie

  2. Thanks for the kind words Chris. Just as Jay and Vinnie have mentioned they are car fanatics, and Vinnie’s a great kid especially with his dad showing him the ropes. I don’t doubt that “Vinnie’s” WRX will be well cared for.

    1. My pleasure sir. Hope you didn’t mind me posting your photos? I’m glad to hear the WRX has gone to a good home. Any big plans for the new Forester?

      1. Keeping it simple, stock looking (but not to the Suby eye), already has a VF43 plus supporting mods, WRX suspension, STI rear sway from previous owner. I already put the BBS’. Have STI Brembos sitting in the garage, will probably do F&R 22mm Whitelines sways, Rollcenters, and STI rear trailing arm to help correct geom. Probably change out Cobb exhaust for STI catback to keep it more stealth, worth the slight power loss. Money is tighter with a kid these days, but he’s a keeper!

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