The local legacies are TAME....2.5L and all....leather that can't take the weather...dash that does crack...some of the late australian 2008's might come with stock HID's..but I doubt...my boss bought one and it was all halogen...
Plus they come with KYB shocks....really lame to put on a car like that...steel cradle..steel control arms ...no rear wiper...waste of +/- $360K if u ask me
JDM spec b and GT are also the same..except for the bumper, grille and a few other trims.The bilstein is mostly standard equipment on both GT and spec b in japan...the buyer has the option on including it....don't get tie up with the USDM spec b...that comes with manual tranny and some nice aesthetics...in japan however, the spec b's are auto or manual...same platform as the GT...same tranny...same engine...just better looking
JDM GT's and spec b's have aggressive tuning for their better octane..and their less strict emission standards allow for better overall performance..
if u look at the club.liberty.asn.au u'd see that the AUDM legacies (liberties) which are the ones we have here local are not up to the standard of the JDM GT/Spec B's according to what alot of the owners indicate in their posts
That said..if u are a fiend for leather and sunroof and well the mc intosh deck go for the local one...if you looking at strictly performance and handling...the JDM is the winner