+1 for the STI and EVO being overrated. This ST Focus is and was never meant to compete with these. This is a FWD hot hatch, that's it's target. The MS3, Astra VXR (Europe mainly), Renault Clio Sport (Europe mainly), Civic Si, VW GTI and etc. In the US the MS3 is the only real competitor in this price, features and power bracket. The VW R32 is close, but it is AWD and really in the same catagory as the STI/EVO in terms of price.
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