I am glad I found this forum dedicated to the ST. I am about a year away from buying a new car and will be looking closely at an ST. I want something that is fun to drive with some power and am new to "performance" type cars. I have always driven lower horsepower Hondas and Toyotas so it would be a switch to buy a Ford. I came close to buying a MazdaSpeed 3 this summer but the time wasn't right. I'll be comparing the two and maybe by next summer I will have made up my mind.