After talking to my Subaru dealer, he suggested that Subaru would be willing to work with you to help you get out of your sh1tcan car. Subaru is enjoying its historical sales and newfound excitement and attention that they have been getting with the "new" WRX. They are very willing to work with customers to put them in their cars. You might have to bring some cash to the table but he said that if you REALLY want out of that car, Subaru will go to great lengths to get you out of it, since unit sales numbers are the focus, and the end of Subaru's fiscal year for US operations is neigh, so they want to get every last unit out before COB on Aug 31, 2002.
I don't know where you live, or how close a dealer is to you, but you may want to start negotiations now to give yourself enough time margin before the end of the month.
You can make them eat that neg. eq if you play your cards right... and get the fu@k out of that bum ride, if you really want to.