I didn't buy my WRX to drag race. I bought it because I wanted a performance car. My wagon carries what I need regardless of weather condition safely, that is it. The benefit of more horsepower and handling is what I call a bargain. The matrix/vibe was the only thing close in price as far as a wagon goes. If I wanted a drag car, I'd buy a Nova, strip it and then run it. I merely stated that Dodge is offering a NEW performance car for a reasonable price which is not the norm. Not everyone has the time to mod out a used car that would double as a commuter. Sure the modded rx may be faster on a straight track, but lets try a curvy farm to market road in the rain and see who comes out ahead. Thats what I'm saying.