To be completely honest I love my ST. I'm getting 6mpg more in it, the suspension is way more responsive, even with the upgrades I had on the STi. The ford stIll has a bIt of oversteer but Steeda has already came out wIth a swaybar to correct that. Road noise is dramatically quieter and the infotainment system is awesome. the ST is a quick car but it will never have the torque the STi had. It really is a toss up but standard features in cars have changed quite a bit even in the last four years.
If I could have gone down to a two door though, I probably would have stepped into an FRS. I would have said BRZ but good luck finding one. Maybe the dealers in San Antonio just suck but they are hard to get.