Why do all these children keep comparing everything to a Honda Civic? "Oh gee willikers, I would buy a Honda economy car and put $20,000 dollars worth of racing technology into and THEN I'd show that bully who kicked sand in my face!" The fact is the very coolest Honda Civic with the best performance equipment is just a souped up economy car. It's a FWD economy car. Obviously, they are popular because they are practical and inexpensive and mommy and daddy might be willing to fork over some cash for their adolescent. A sports car is neither practical nor inexpensive. They also can be exclusive and somewhat quirky. The best sports cars and exotics are made in Italy and Germany. Anyone who has worn an Armani can understand that, although functional, a Sears suit isn't the same item.