Suspend disbelief. Believe that winning races is just a matter of wanting it bad enough. Allow an anthropomorphic car to be as cheesy as possible and break the laws of physics willy-nilly.
The little kids'll love it. The adults won't mind it if they can really disconnect their brains before turning it on.
Let's face it, it's a herbie movie. It's just the same as the old ones, with a vaneer of controlled sass put over the top by Miss Lohan