While an automotive minnow compared to many of its competitors, Subaru has been a highly profitable company for many years. They are noted for the production of conventionally-bodied cars with full-time all wheel drive (in fact, in many markets their entire product range has this feature) and their usage of the relatively uncommon horizontally-opposed engine layout.
Subaru's best-known vehicles are high performance turbocharged versions of its Legacy (known as Liberty in Australia), and Impreza, which offer outstanding performance and handling at relatively affordable prices. Modified versions of the Impreza WRX have been competing successfully in car rallies for many years.
Subaru cars (especially Imprezas) are sometimes affectionately referred to as "Scooby Doos" or "Scoobies", due to the similarity in pronunciation between "Subaru" and "Scooby Doo".
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