Yeah, he hit the mark. I've been a little surprised how stiff the suspension is and the choppy ride on these crappy southeastern Michigan roads. As I recall my SVT Focus was a little more compliant and I expect the same is true of the Focus ST. I need to bum a ride off my neighbor to prove this out.
I actually don't find the ride to be all that stiff.... I was expecting much worse tbh.. I find the ride to be pretty decent. I'll still probably downsize to 16's though because I just don't like the rubber band look.