My dad's ideal car for me is a something FWD, and won't go fast. I wanted to explain what drifting was. I showed him a portion of the FRS commercial which had Ken Gushi lovingly drifting down Mount Diablo (one of the best roads around the bay area). He said he would not let me get a license if I were to go drifting. My dad's lost what defines fun in a car. He's lost what the rush of acceleration feels like. I wanted him to get a 2006 Impreza WRX. He didn't like it because it was too small and the price/mileage ratio didn't match up to a Toyota. My mom got into a fender bender in her terrible Matrix, and supposedly she doesn't like small cars. For christs sake, my dad doesn't even like the idea of a 6 second 0-60 time! He expects me to get something around 10. He corners slowly. I want him to get a car that's fun and practical, or with decent horsepower. And he said 200 horsepower is already enough for a car. His point was not defeated by me but one of his friends. And so hypocritical when the 1999 Infiniti QX4 is just as slow with a horrid 10 second 0-60. I plan to get a Miata over this summer (because it's cheap as hell and it's a Miata). What should I do? I think he wont be impressed with my Jalopshift Drifting Volvo sweatshirt....