Coming from a 2002 Civic SI the WRX's (2012) interior is a pretty big step up.
It's quiet, the doors shut with a relatively solid thunk, and the "touch points" are decent enough.
Plus it's still better than an Evo.
Coming from a 2006 Mini Cooper S, that interior rattled too, the maintenance was a pain, it leaked and it was about the same as the WRX in terms as gas mileage.
I considered a GTI but I didn't want FWD and didn't want to deal with little problems here and there.
In the end I needed a 4 door, and wanted something sporty and either RWD or AWD. The only other car I was considering was a 328i (used) or 335i (used) but I learned my lesson with the Mini.