Get him the SE w/sport package is the best deal since the other trim levels are mostly upgrades in creature comforts and 18" wheels.
I purposely avoided the other trim levels since I wanted the lightest,least nonsense model and I think I got it but if I did it again the heated seats with the winter package would be nice to spoil yourself with.
'12 Focus Red Candy SE Sport 5 spd
'99 Toyota 4Runner Sport
'11 Subaru WRX STI Hatch