Originally Posted by medicsteve
Looks great but they should have used the BRZ version of the 2.0L engine with a 6 speed manual trans and be offering the diesel engine in North America as well.
Diesel, yes...but not the BRZ motor. That motor needs revs to come alive, off road you need low end torque. You won't hit 7000 rpms through too many KOA campgrounds. At least you can do an e brake turn though, just in case.
A turbo diesel with CVT would be ideal in that car. Ditch those hienous wheels, steelies would look better imo.
Subaru could do a Crosstrek STI geared towards endurance desert racing...Dakar Rally style. Just a crazy thought.....