i love how the WRX's introduction has made everyone a rally star. this whole AWD thing has gotten way out of hand. no matter how obvious the facts are, no one wants to admit that the FWD Mini Cooper S, Integra Type R, Integra GSR, Mazda 3, Mazdaspeed 3, Civic Si, VW R32, Mazdaspeed Protege, and to a lesser extent, the RSX-S and VW GTi will easily keep up with the WRX while dodging the cones.
do they hold track days in the snow?
AWD is certainly a performance advantage, but it's not an open and shut case. you can still get a FWD car and power it out of a corner, slide it sideways, and do lots of fun things if you buy the right car. i sold my WRX and got a FWD car and last time i checked, the sky wasn't falling....i never got this whole AWD oWnZ mentality. since when does the WRX oversteer?