I don't mean to flame you, but WTF are you talking about? The neons winning autoX's were purchased at dealerships, that can't be said about the rally versions of the WRX. Most of the classes the Neons win require the car be as close to stock as possible. That is why the Neons were givin their own class. These ARE road cars sold at dealerships.Originally posted by DeeezNuuuts83
The road-going versions of both the Neon and the WRX differ from their autoX/rally editions, but the production WRX is far closer to its own counterpart than any production Neon is to its own counterpart. So I could really care less about the Neon's autoX history. Giving more credit to the Neon because of stuff like that would be like saying that the Celica is a wild beast since its funny-car version is bad-ass. Get it?
Basically, the performance of autoX/rally/etc. cars doesn't mean anything when it comes to the cars that are sold in dealerships since they're so different in most cases.