I wouldn't worry about it at all.
Besides, the STi got 2004 car of the year award from Road & Track (beating out a Porsche GT3, BMW, RX8, 350Z, etc.) and numerous other best in class awards from just about every magazine I've read.
For $32K it is a THE bargain of the century. If you're looking for a soft comfy ride, look elsewhere -- this is NO luxury performance sedan.