My buddy and I have been trying to find the best DD and I think we've found it

It's the Japanese version of the Holden Ute. It's got a 210hp Boxer turbo 4, all-wheel-drive, manual trans available, 22mpg avg, fits a family of 4, hauls your shit, autocross-able, and plenty of bolt-on goodies from the WRX and STI relatives.