I just wanted to point out I had almost an exact experience to this. I had a 2010 WRX and drove the FOST and the FIST as soon as I could test drive. The focus was fast and fun but I just wasn't wooed if you will, I wound up keeping the subaru. A year later I found myself almost instantly buying the FIST after my test drive. Theres something about the smaller, and simpler car that just makes that 50hp loss feel like nothing. The FIST also had impressive gas mileage IMO, I average 28mpg and I drive almost all city. I've heard Focus owners getting nothing close to that (20-23) which was also a factor of why I got rid of my subaru. I know its a performance car and factors such as that shouldnt matter, but for a daily driver that also sold me pretty quick.