My Skooby WRX was in for a 20K service today so I asked for a courtesy car. I normally get some poor little punto that has been bouncing off the red line from new.
To my surprise I was handed the keys to an 06 Subaru Forester (4×4 thing). Unfortunately it was lacking a turbo but it was a step up from the usual punto.
However it had a strange effect on me. I found myself thinking “this is very civilized, quiet and comfortable”, “ok so it hasn’t got a turbo but it’s quick enough”, “I think I may look for a beige overcoat at the weekend, looks like winter is coming, doesn’t time fly; did I lock the front door?…God I need a piss all of a sudden…”
This effect lasted longer than than I care to admit. I got back in the WRX and started thinking the ride in this mota is bloody hard!
The cure came after burying the throttle at 3000 revs to the tune of a spinning turbo and feeling my internals gently rearranged towards the back of my body.