Originally Posted by abisson
Unnecessary comment 101.
People have different priorities. While full of plastic, it's far from "garbage" and most cars with really stiff suspension setups will develop rattles exentually. I dated a girl for a few years who drove an STi during the time I had my Lotus. It was funny because nobody EVER complained that my Exige interior was shitty but always commented on the quality, or lack thereof, in the Subi. The STi was like a Maybach in terms of interior quality compared to the Lotus.
If you want a nice interior, by all means stick to a BMW, but if that is not your main focus then getting the STi is a no brainer. They are great cars for what they are and they don't claim to be anything more or less than that. They're certainly more reliable than the X35i models of late.