Re: Petition to get I am not saying that imports suck because American cars are faster in the quarter mile which is the best way to determine a car's true performance. 0-60 essentially means nothing but it does give a nice idea of the brute force of acceleration. However, a car can be quick getting to 60 mph but it can really bog down in acceleration afterwards. The 1/4 mile tells if the car still is accelerating quickly and tells its true straight line performance. And if I was alluding to many people liking European and Japanese cars because of The Fast and the Furious. I was just saying you see a lot more stupid teenage kids running around in old Civics and Accords with a LeMans-type 3 foot spoiler on the trunk lid and butt ugly body kits, desperately trying to be cool. They talk about their K&N air filter giving them 30 hp and 2 seconds off their ETs and crap like that. And also the kids now think that the 4-cylinder Japanese cars are the easiest to modify and get big power from, when they are definitely not. Hot Rod magazine did an article on it that shows this to be wrong. Go here to see for yourself -> http://members.tripod.com/~juan_espero/engine.htm . I don't see Boyd Coddington or any other high performance shop switching from the Chevy 350 and 454 along with the Ford 302 and 351 to 1.7L Honda and 1.8L Toyota 4-cylinders. You wonder why. Hmmmmm...I don't know, could it be we don't want to hear that crappy, headache-inducing 4 banger whine of a turbocharged, nitrous injected, 4-cylinder ticking time bomb under the hood? If I am ever going to listen to an engine scream its heart out it will be either a small or big block powered American muscle car, a Ferrari V8 or V12, a NASCAR Nextel Cup car, a NHRA Top Fuel 500 cubic inch Hemi, or a Formula 1 car engine.