The Japanese automaker has earned the shady honor of building the car that gets the biggest percentage of tickets in America, according to an Insurance.com study.
The WRX seems to be a true Road Runner, although the Wile E Coyote, aka the Police, seems to have the upper hand in real life. So, according to the insurance website, 33.6% of the car’s buyers got a speeding ticket recently. Second “best” was the Pontiac GTO with a 32.7 percentage, even as the car stopped being built six years ago.
“Every insurance company looks at cars, drivers and violations based on its own experiences, and their rates reflect huge differences of opinion,” the website said. “One company might charge a WRX driver with a speeding ticket less than another company might charge the same driver with a clean record.”
The rest of the top five cars included the Scion FR-S (32.6%), Toyota Supra (30.8%) and the Subaru Tribeca (29.7%). When it comes to brands, the laurels cover Scion – with 27.5% of owners violating traffic laws. For all models and makes, the average stood at 19.9%.
What’s truly interesting is that American cars that made the top 20 – Pontiac GTO, Mercury Topaz, Pontiac G8 and Saturn Aura – have been long discontinued. The Mercury brand was axed by Ford, with the Topaz was last produced back in 1994. GM also dropped the Pontiac and Saturn brands following its 2009 bankruptcy restructuring process.