I've cross shopped the FiST with the WRX too....but it's hard to justify a $30k car as opposed to the FiST that is coming in at under $25k. I guess it'd be worth the extra $5k without all the headaches the FiST has caused.Our car has had defective radiator, which led to engine replacement. We are now on our 3rd transmission. The rearview mirror on left side has been replaced twice and still vibrates to the point of being unusable. Tires wear very fast even under normal driving. The left windows rattle pretty good too. If I had it to do over would probably try a subaru wrx instead.