2k over allowing you to get a WRX would be relative to the package you were looking at.. If you were looking at auto, you couldn't get an Auto WRX...
Anyway, I PAID just about MSRP for mine.. I paid 25,420$
I got a M/T, Ultimate package with the cargo net, wheel locks, mud guards and floor mats.
MSRP on the entire package (via Hyundaiusa.com) is: 25,505$
I was willing to pay about 500$ over MSRP or so but I got lucky with the right dealer.
Here in town, they are charging $25,000 for a USED 2012 Style package DCT with 2.6k miles .... The comparable 2013 price for a brand new DCT Style is under 22k............. They two dealerships in town are wanting to charge 3-4k OVER MSRP and the one an hour away is looking at 1500$ over MSRP.. I only have to drive 400 miles and I got it 85$ under MSRP