That you have to give up on a fun car when you have a family is a lie.
The Subaru WRX is a perfectly adequate spacious, safe family car. The only difference is that it has tons of power, great suspension, and all-wheel drive. It’s a fun car that happens to fit a family. It is the only family car you will ever really need.
Of course, it might not be the kind of family car that you want, but that probably has more to do with WRX owners than the WRX itself.