I am looking at getting a spirited daily driver which is fun whilst practical. I have narrowed the field to the Focus ST and the WRX. I have driven the 2011 WRX and I really enjoyed it. Fun to drive, spacious enough backseat for the kids around town as well as the hatch for bike, gear etc. Then, I came across the Ford ST which they are introducing about the same time the WRX 2013 will be out, actually ordering for the 2013 ST is available now. Test driving both will be hard to do as neither are available to see in person, even the 2012 WRX are too scarce to even see in person.
I know this is a WRX forum, so I certain expect some bias, but i also think you all are well reasoned folks and well informed. The WRX has the heritiage, the AWD, the after market Mod and parts network as well as the Subaru family of quality. I would also add that the WRX seems to hold its value REALLY well.
The Ford ST has a history in its Europe, although I think with a different engine, better gas mileage with comparable power to the wrx, it is only FWD and it doesn't have the aftermarket/network in the states that the WRX does, no history on how the Ford will hold its value.
Anyway, pros to both, not really many cons as they both seem like great vehicles on paper and in review. Any thoughts?
Thanks...I think this is my first post.