The WRX is fast, safe and handle well. The bang-for-buck as stock makes it popular among both young and old kids. I'm over 30 and no one looks at me as if I don't fit in that car. We are thinking about having children in about 18 months, and my '08 WRX is safer than my wife's Protege, has better rear access to install child seats and more trunk space. As long as I hide the gas receipts from her she actually likes the car - she thinks it's more grown up than my last two (Celica and Prelude).