Originally Posted by mac.mogul
Really? "ONLY" 817 pounds heavier?
That's the equivalent of 4 adults and a weekend's worth of luggage for each.
The ST handles better than the WRX on a track and gets better MPG to boot. It's better looking, more comfortable, and better made.
If what you want is a loud, poorly built, inefficient car that feels like it weighs a million pounds, by all means get a WRX. It performs nearly as well as the Focus and you can drive it in snow.
Not to start a war here, or the risk of being flamed because I actually like the ST over the WRX. Judging by the threads on here about the different problems with the Focus, whether it be the auto trans., or electrical problems etc.
It does not instill confidence in me that the Focus is a reliable car. I would be a little nervous about my choice.
I will agree the WRX is not that efficient in the City for MPG's. But I would hardly call a Suburu a poorly built car. And I made a mistake on the weight, I read it wrong. Also, the fuel economy between the two is not that far off.