Be warned, Subaru fans: this video isn't for the faint of heart. According to the YouTube description, an Impreza owner decided to see just how much his car had in common with the screaming machines of the World Rally Championship by submitting it to a torturous, rocky section of fire road. After somehow enduring 12 miles of abuse, the car struck a rock, gouged its oil pan and came to a stop. The vehicle was subsequently abandoned there for some time, whereupon it was graffitti'd as well as stripped of its stereo and seats.

Fortunately, a few helpful off-road enthusiasts offered to pull the car out of the forest and back to civilization. There was only one real problem: making it to the fire road's exit meant bashing the hapless Subaru across even larger stones, while taking the trail in reverse meant covering 12 times the distance. The recovery team decided to pursue going forward, and mechanical carnage ensued. Call it proof positive that bad things happen to good cars whose owners make poor choices. Hit the jump to see the damage.



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      chest rockwell
      • 3 Years Ago
      Needed a bigger spoiler.
        A_Guy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @chest rockwell
        Needs moar spoiler. Gotta have more spoiler!
          A_Guy
          • 3 Years Ago
          @A_Guy
          I see some are not aware of the ole' gotta have more cowbell skit.
      Discerning
      • 3 Years Ago
      Allow me to give a more accurate description of this video: A worthless, probably high mile and on its last leg, 1st gen impreza was comically painted, gutted, and given less than tasteful aesthetic mods before it was beaten to death on a trail. Upon breathing its last breath, said impreza was dragged down the rest of the trail. Sounds like a good time while it lasts honestly. A high mile first gen impreza can be had for pennies. But it would have been a better idea to buy a beater bronco, truck, or Jeep, just for ground clearance reasons.
      Ryan Romero
      • 3 Years Ago
      I manage a Subaru Performance shop in Denver and I have met this guy before. He clearly defended that he was the only Subaru owner that takes his Impreza off road.. I replied we have three winning rally cars.. he gave me a blank stare and apparently took his car to a rock trail..
      Basil Exposition
      • 3 Years Ago
      I never understood why Subaru owners think their sedans and wagons can off-road like an SUV can. They're great on dirt roads and on snowy pavement (as long as it is not too deep) but when it comes to true off roading - leave it to true off-road vehicles.
      lemonite
      • 3 Years Ago
      Let's see, he's got Euro tail lights, a giant wing, and he took this car onto a rocky logging road. Yup, he deserved it.
      miketim1
      • 3 Years Ago
      off-road flatbed FTW !!! LOL
      Abdul
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can anybody tell me what the hell?
      Acefighter
      • 3 Years Ago
      It wasn't graffitti'd, that was probably how the idiot painted his ricer. lol
      John
      • 3 Years Ago
      Coming soon to "Dumbest Stuff on Wheels" on Speed Channel.
      jonnybimmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wanted to rally, so he took it rock crawling... Sounds like he needs to learn a little more about rallying, as well as identifying bad ideas.
      1STH
      • 3 Years Ago
      it's just a subaru----not a big loss.
      Clark
      • 3 Years Ago
      Makes the rocks look smart.
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