Why do I see "it doesn't have enough power, I wouldn't feel safe merging onto the freeway" used so often as a dismissal of cars? I drive a car with a truly massive 108 horsepower, and a manufacturer-stated 0-60 time of 10.4 seconds. I have not once, even during heavy-but-fast traffic, had any issue merging onto a highway, even from one of those boneheaded merge from a stop sign ones the Merrit Parkway is stricken with, nor have I had any issue overtaking.