The STI is practical but not for people who want a supple,quiet ride which the STI is none of those. It's fast,noisy and the ride is stiff which alot of people wouldn't want to live with on a daily basis. My Focus almost sounds and rides like a caddy compared to my STI.
'12 Focus Red Candy SE Sport 5 spd
'99 Toyota 4Runner Sport
'11 Subaru WRX STI Hatch