The significance of the Compact Performance Market is now incontestable. Unlike many novelties in the automotive world, the popularity of compact cars has not receded like many critics once thought. Currently the phenomenon is still growing—retail sales grew from $4.11 billion in 2004 to $5.04 billion n 2005. Instead of an industry dominated by cheap aesthetics and fake performance, compact car tuning has evolved into a verifiable market. Once laughable, the industry supporting “ecoboxes” and “rice rockets” has covered more ground than many competing genres.