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    Ford Focus ST vs Subaru WRX

    How do you think the Focus ST will stack up against the Subaru WRX (regular, not STI)? Let us know who you think the winner is in each of the following categories:

    1. Interior Style
    2. Interior Quality
    3. Exterior Style
    4. Power / Performance
    5. Handling
    6. Fuel Economy
    7. Price

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    Now this is one I'm interested in as I have a friend who drives an early model WRX and I've rode in it and its freakin FAST!! So anxious to find out whos is faster. he says his is 278 horse at the crank.. should be close. as far as looks its cool, but kinda cheesy interior. And its blue, not black on balck like my ST3 is gonna be, so astetics are never gonna compare to mine and i will be doing better on mpgs too.

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    I really don't think the ST will be as fast out of the box as the 2012 WRX. The WRX has a 0-60 time of 5.3 and Car and Driver estimated the ST number at 6.0. Anyone who has raced knows .7 seconds is a lifetime. But some simple mods will close this gap quickly I believe.

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    you have to keep in mind the WRXs AWD, 0-60 is not a fair comparison. I'd say the battle will be at a 40MPH Rolling Start.
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    1/4 mile times would be the way to go. Weight is about the same (3200 lbs) for both cars so the WRX should have the advantage out of the hole. 40+ I would expect the ST to pull harder. I love the looks of the WRX hatch and have been real close to buying one a few different times. Price, interior, and fuel economy has set me back from the WRX. The WRX STI is 38k new and a base WRX with a few options added quickly jumps above $30k.

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    The WRX is built out of an Impreza, not to take anything away from the WRX, but the Impreza is a OK car. The road noise in the Impreza is loud and after a test drive of the WRX the road noise is still there, (not as bad as th base Impreza). Looooove the power of the WRX, but the mpg is not what the ST will be with just a little sacrifice on the Horse power. The ST3 interior way nicer than the WRX for the price......my vote the ST

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    I think the hood on the WRX looks great but prefer the interior of the ST. Add the price and fuel efficiency of the ST and that makes it a winner in my books!

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    Quote Originally Posted by btd71 View Post
    Now this is one I'm interested in as I have a friend who drives an early model WRX and I've rode in it and its freakin FAST!! So anxious to find out whos is faster. he says his is 278 horse at the crank.. should be close.
    ROFL, why is he giving you BHP figures?
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    Your hot. Have any more pictures?

    @stmom
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    Interested in this as well...WRX was my choice before i found out about the ST...then after comparing them on paper...i chose ST.

    I mainly wanted the WRX for AWD...but then saw the power and fuel economy of the ST. I looked past it being FWD...and the fact that it was a ford definitely had my vote.
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