It was between the focus and Impreza for me. After driving the focus and sitting in the back the impreza was much more my style and spacious. I thought the impreza rode better. The design of the engine led me to be a big fan of subaru
Also i have a family member that works at Ford (passed up employee pricing on a focus) and there is already a problem with the transmission seals leaking. A service bulletin has been issued. With that being said the reliability rating for the ford isnt as high as the subaru.
Mine was bought as a commuter car to enjoy for years and years. I think i got that. For all its sortcomings Stereo, Interior noise, and having to wait for the vehicle i dont think its anything that was a deal breaker for me.
But this is your decision so think about it a little an maybe drive them again and then make a choice.