Subaru at its finest
Sometimes the secret to success is being just dumb enough to attempt the
impossible. For instance, trying to tow a snowbound UPS truck up a steep
hill with a small Subaru. That doesn't seem like a feasible idea, does it?
But you've got nothing to lose by trying, which is how I find myself
dragging a UPS truck up a hill with a Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid.
The day before the latest crippling Southern snowstorm, I'm in possession
of a bright green Subaru and a head full of bad ideas. I visit Lowe's and
buy a forged steel hook, which I shackle to the Subaru's tow eye to create
a beefy attachment point for my tow strap. I figure that when the storm
hits, I'll just cruise around in the all-wheel-drive Subaru and rescue the
non-Subaru-having motorists. I get more action than I bargained for.
First there's the Infiniti G37 coupe by the side of the road. The owner
says she's planning to just leave it there and she has a good point —
even if I dragged her onto the pavement, she'd be right back in the ditch
within 20 feet.
The next opportunity is a Corvette. I give the guy credit for heading out
in a blizzard in a Vette, but the Crosstrek is useless because Corvettes
are deliberately set up to resist towing. There's nowhere to affix a strap
or hook, a fact confirmed when we pull out the owner's manual and the
chapter on towing simply reads, "Don't."
I'm despairing of my usefulness when we happen upon a police roadblock
ahead of a hill. The cop informs me that there are cars off the road and
it's closed. I offer to pull them out, but he turns us away. So I simply
take a five-mile detour and approach the valley from the other side,
cresting a rise to find the jackpot—seven or eight cars stuck on the
hill. Plus two UPS trucks.
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