MFT is definitely a bit of a dog, I'd look into whether after-market stereo systems might be better for you. The biggest problem about doing this is that the Metra dash kit is (in my opinion) ugly as hell. You can also look into installing heated/cooled seats into a car that doesn't already have it. I would miss the push to start though. I'm really surprised how much I love that feature.I think the new ones you can option an SE for less than a Titanium. But I'd get a loaded SE with sports package if I had to go back. But it comes down to personal preference. I wouldn't want MFT or sync (don't use Siri much on my iPhone anyhow). Maybe leather seats, auto climate, ambient lighting, stuff like that.
Moonroof is the one thing mine is missing.
I had the same thoughts as you >> 2013 SE. I use a tomtom for navigation and use it worldwide on trips so saw no reason to get built-in nav. I've had 30 cars over years and like focus better than the rest of them except the 1968 2002. I'm 6-2, 230 lbs and can drive it for ten hours without getting sore back, only a few of my other cars ( '79 saab, and the bmw) did that.For me, the SE with the 201A package made the most sense. The 201A package gives you all the things the sport package does (17" alloys, fog lights, leather wrapped steering wheel and shifter), and adds power (driver's side) leather seats, satellite radio, ambient lighting, and perimeter alarm. I wanted no part of the MFT quagmire. And the Ti doesn't have any special suspension tuning or more power than the SE. And go with a manual trans, and spare yourself the DCT trouble!