Originally Posted by AliasJerk
why would anybody buy a TI when an ST is cheaper?
Obviously some one who valued luxury and toys over power and performance. Also the Ti is available with an automated manual transmission, the ST is only available with a traditional sliding gear manual and not everyone in the U.S. knows how to drive a manual car, nor do they seem willing to learn.
Of course I'd likely go for the ST over the Ti, but the base ST is essentially an SE with the body kit and turbocharged 2.0L GTDI engine and a 6MT instead of the standard 5 speed naturally aspirated 2.0L GDI engine.