If you ask me, the engine is too small, it has the wrong transmission, it lacks awd, and the tires are a little too skinny. i would prefer a 3.1L V6 out of a later model malibu, a 5-speed manual, all-wheel drive, and 7" wide rims with tires to match. I won't do anything to change it though. GM put a lot of work into the 3rd generation J-body and while its far from fast, it just doesn't give up. if I want to make a car fast, why spend my money on a car that wasn't built for speed to begin with? I have a camaro for that purpose. not saying the set-up i dream about isn't fantastic and great, but its a little too ambitious for a car I drive every day. maybe someday right?