I just spend some time over at cars.com in the CarTalk section. For those of you not familiar with the CarTalk it is a comedic call in show on public radio where two brothers who are long time mechanics (and MIT grads I might add) give advice on car problems. Now, I've known for a long time that public radio is a haven for liberal thought (not that there is anything wrong with that). And I know that the hosts are against cell phones while driving and SUVs. And I must agree with their positions in this matter. However, what prompted this posting was my interest in the CarTalk brother's opion concerning the Subaru WRX. Much to my suprise they absolutely hated it. They called it over-powered. After some investigating on their site I find that they are agains any car with a power to weight ratio excceding .06. For refrence our cars with a V-6 just barely reach that ceiling in 99+ trim, and the V-8 guys are pretty much screwed. They consider high power to weight ratio cars to be just as irresponsible as gigantic SUV's. The condemn subaru, ford, GM, and Chrysler for marketing to the 16-24 year old age group who are the ones they feel who have the most accidents. Article Subaru Rant This seems rediculous to me. Am I bad person because I want to mod my car then? I don't think power in cars is a problem at all. First off, 16-24 year olds can't afford Vipers, Cobras, and Corvettes. And those that car lie in the far margins at best. And I know people who are down right scary with civics, accords, and other underpowered boxes. On the other hand I do think any type of media, marketing, or product that promotes street racing is idiotic. (Read "The Fast and The Furious) What do you guys think?