We hit the Texas Hill Country today and I found a nice long stretch of very twisty, steeply banked dirt/gravel road. I nearly went full rally on the thing. This is my first AWD car and it's just amazing how the character changes once you start pushing the car harder and harder. You can't really appreciate it unless you thrash it a bit. The Crosstrek dug into those turn like a cat running on shag carpet with it's claws out. No wonder the WRX/STI guys are so in love with their Subarus.