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Rally Toyota Corolla? Rally Toyota Corolla

We may or may not have beef with the 2014 Toyota Corolla, depending on who you ask. But that doesn't mean we have cow meat with all Toyota Corollas. I certainly have no problem with the rally-winning WRC Toyota Corolla. Nope. No problem at all.


The Toyota Corolla WRC took a whole bunch of parts out of the Championship-winning Toyota Celica GT-Four, including much of the engine and the drivetrain, and stuffed into a nimble little Euro hatchback.


And really, it is just perfect, because it looks so much like every 1990s hatchback you see Stateside, except hooning and slithering about public roads like we've all always dreamed of. You know, without the inevitable crash at the end.

The Corolla WRC won four rallies overall, including the Rallye Monte-Carlo, and took home the manufacturer's title for Toyota in 1999.

And I want it.

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I like these rally cars, I really do. But the normal car this rally one represented was a hateful POS. My ex had one of these, and I hated it with a passion. It was low mileage, pristine really, but horrible. It took you from A to B and as such it was fine, but I haven't driven a worse car in my life. At the time my daily driver was a then 19 year old mk2 VW Golf. Almost 300k on the odometer. 54 hp, way less than what the Toyota had. Still, I was always rather glad I got to drive my own car again, as it was so much nicer to drive. Parts were cheaper too. And I'm not even a VW fan.

Her car looked like this, with the exception of the hubcaps. Her car had after market alloys, in a fruitless effort to lose the grandpa image.