I have been lurking on this forum for a few weeks and this is my first post. I have been looking to buy a 2013 WRX hatch for a few months and finally got to test drive one today. I was not impressed with the feel of the car compared to the Focus ST. The WRX felt sloppy in just about every way that the Focus felt tighter. The power was the only redeming factor for the WRX. So my question is, without spending an arm and a leg, are there ways to make the WRX feel as well put together as the Focus ST?
The WRX's steering felt very loose, the clutch and shifter felt like it came out of a Geo Metro and in general seemed substandard for a performance automobile.
Would new bushings and sway bars bring the overall feel of the WRX into the same range of the Focus ST? If so, what bushings would be the most effictive for bringing the "slop" out of the WRX?