Quote Originally Posted by SVTorWRX View Post
the reason "family sedans" have that kind of power is because thats what American consumers want
Speaking as a family guy, the power is also appreciated once you have the wife/rugrats/luggage/bicycles/kitchen sink packed up for a trip. Loading up a 90hp vehicle with all of that stuff, then trying to pass a tractor or slow car on a busy highway would be scary if not downright unsafe.

But then primary reason is still because I love the look on a Stage 2 WRX driver's face when I beat them to 90mph in a school zone with the kids not buckled and the windows down.