I was in Australia for 3 weeks in february. I had just bought my 2.5RS, so I was on the lookout for Subaru's. Didn't see one! I saw a lot of Fords. and there is only desert on a small part of Australia, most of it is rainforest and mountains. It's huge! As big as the US, so it seems like a lot of desert, but its no more than is in the United States.