First of all, many japanese cars are actually MADE here in the states. Second, if it wasn't for these 'crappy family cars' we likely wouldn't have a a 390+hp Cobra that we have now because there would be no competition. Oh, and these are NOT economy cars with souped up engines and suspensions, they are nearly all-out track cars w/ economy car BODIES. If you think you are doing the right thing by being ignorant, well, you're wrong. Competition makes for better cars and real car enthusiasts like cars of all types, and having driven WRX's and Cobra's I'm glad we have both. Anyone else notice that its all the wannabe newbs that are talking trash about cars that are infinately better than anything we drive and that would own them before they shifted into second gear?