It looks like I may be leaving the Subaru world pretty soon. My 2002 WRX is for sale, hopefully to be replaced with a car I can pay cash for.
If you're interested in it, let me know. Asking $8,250 OBO.
5 Speed Manual
17" BBS RK Wheels
Michelin Pilot Alpin tires on winter wheels
This Forester has self-leveling rear suspension, so the hitch or any other added weight doesn't affect the ride height. I bought the Forester used so I don't know if this has always been a problem, but I suspect it has.
My old 2007 Impreza Outback Sport had similar issues. The cause of the sagging suspension on the Impreza was the weight of the rear skid plate and receiver hitch I installed. I swapped the front springs with a shorter pair off of a WRX with good results. Here's the Impreza moderately loaded on a road trip:
'07 Outback 3.0R LL Bean|'04 M3 6MT|'01 Tundra TRD|'00 Impreza 2.5RS|'93 Camry V6 LE wagon|'91 240SX SR20DET|'90 240SX SR20DET
'87 B2000|'86 MK2 GTI G60|'86 AE86 Corolla GT-S|'81 VW Caddy|'79 Prelude|'71 BMW 2002