Have you driven an STi? I would say that if a Focus is "too young" for work then an STi would be too.
When I was shopping for a new car I test drove a BMW 335xi, Audi S4, Mercedes C400 4matic and a 2015 STi Limited.
I ended up buying the STi because it is less 'refined' than the other cars. It feels much more raw and I didn't feel I was old enough to drive the other cars. I don't use my car for business but if you have to drive clients around the ride quality is not going to impress them. Sure, it is a quick and nimble car but it is rough. That's what I like most about it
. The other cars felt heavy and sluggish. They did not handle nearly as well. I also consider the AWD system in the STi to be superior to the other cars. The Audi has a $2000 option for a rear LSD but it does not come stock. The STi has front and rear LSD and an electronically controlled center diff. If you are the type of person who leaves the electronic traction control on you will not notice a difference but I turn that off whenever I drive.
Another reason I chose the STi is because it is my 4th Subaru (my wife drives a 2010 STi) and I am familiar with their reliability and low cost of ownership. I was worried about maintenance costs with the other cars. My friend had to pay $1500 to replace a ball joint on his Benz and that worried me. Oil changes are also a fraction of the cost of the European brands. That might not concern you but it did me
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