If your going to go hatch and rally. Get either an 02-04 SVT or an 03-04 ZX3 duratec 2.3 five speed with advancetrac. Both already have four wheel disc, though the SVT has bigger brakes and the Getrag six speed is going to be better suited for your needs. The SVT also has larger stock sway bars and much more aggressive cams. If you want a sedan, hands down get an ST.
BUILD# 840 out of 3985 BUILD DATE 4/1/2003 *RIP*
2003 Competition Orange SVT *Revived*
2012 Black Sonic 1.4 Turbo LTZ