Originally Posted by DrkKnight614
Competition...what competition? Who else has a 250+ hp and tq five door fwd hatchback that will offer the features the ST does? What...the GTI? The aging Ms3? Certainly nothing in the US. Im sure theres a very good reason for the wait, let them do what they need to do so this thing is really really good.
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You're right, and that's the only reason I'm still waiting for it.
Mazda Speed 3? Issues with gas milage and torque steer.
WRX? Faster in a straight line, but bad on fuel, and understeer amuck
Veloster? Not turbo'd yet.
The GTI isn't too bad, but I don't like the looks as much.
And then there's the less direct competitors (for me), like the Hyndai Genesis Coupe, or (maybe) the Subaru BRZ.
Truth is, I'd love to have the patience to wait for the ST, I like it a lot, more than the competition. But they just keep pushing the release date back. Now it will come out a year from now, and you'll have to throw on winter tires immediately. Ford should have put more effort into releasing the ST in April of 2012, if not this fall.