Here's a Good Demonstration of Why Everyone in the Snow Belt Loves the WRX

There's a reason why so many people call it the perfect all-rounder.

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If you've ever been on the internet, you've probably seen someone talking about how great the Subaru WRX is. With a low cost of entry, plenty of aftermarket support, vast parts availability, and a rally-bred all-wheel drive system, they certainly have a point. But if you need further convincing, this video should do nicely.

The Team O'Neil Rally School took out its mid-2000s WRX to shoot the season finale of its Will It Rally? web series. The goal was to show off just how capable the car is in stock form versus the other cars they tested throughout the season. Thanks to the car's immense grip and balance, it managed to easily set the quickest time around the school's test loop at the hands of instructor Wyatt Knox. The next quickest car, the Toyota Corolla, was over 14 seconds slower.

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The best part about the WRX is that you can pick up a great example for around $5000. Sure, things might start to break as mileage goes up, but once that begins to happen, you can just sell it and buy another. It can work as a year-round daily-driver or an ice-racing rally-ready winter beater. That's why people love it so much.

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