"almost dangerously slow" is a huge exaggeration. I've had much slower cars- the MG Midget and MGB both took about 15 sec to go from 0-60- that were a blast to drive and had no trouble keeping up (and passing) with traffic. Even my 103hp 1.5 liter Scion xB keeps up just fine. You have to work a little to get these cars going fast. They're not for everyone. I've had one car that I considered to be almost dangerously slow- a 1997 Honda CR-V. Although it kept up with traffic fine and even handled the hills of the Cabot Trail with my family of 4 and a Thule trunk on the roof, I had to plan carefully when pulling out of a side road onto a fast main road! It was bog slow off the line!