Our local club (qcma.streetracing.org) put on a slalom (=U.S. autocross) at a local oval raceway this weekend. I hadn't tried my NX at one of these before - my '86 Civic had that honour last year. So anyways, my NX is bone-stock. I haven't even put in the K&N! Well, I gotta tell ya' - the car rocked! We talk about mods, etc. in this group - and that's great - however, I never knew how awesome these cars were set up straight out of the factory! I'm extremely pleased with my choice to get an NX 2000. There were some highly modified VWs and stuff at the event and my little egg had no problem keeping up. Now, if the damn thing weren't so hungry for pylons...that will get better with time in the car, I think. Anyhow, if you get the chance, race your beasts...it's a blast!!!