Tuesday, July 19, 2005

It definitely came through in the clutch

On Sunday, I found out that my little 1991 Subaru wagon with 4WD - and 214K miles on the odometer - has the ability to push two other compact cars, bumper-to-bumper, up a small grassy incline for a few yards.

It was just like that one episode of "Knight Rider," when Michael Knight was snooping around at some fancy schmancy party, then needed to get out of there in a hurry, but KITT was blocked in by all of these other cars, so VVRROOOMMM, push the cars one way, push them the other way, and just like that, freedom.

Except that if that was my Subaru, any quiet getaway would have been compromised by the strong smell of a burning clutch for fifteen minutes afterward.