We’ve got one of those flash cars that has keyless entry. This means that if the key’s in your pocket you can stick your hand in the handle and it unlocks. It works by magic and is so good that I had some trouble with it when I went surfing – but I’ve addressed that issue in another post. And likewise, once you’re in the car the key can remain in your pocket while you drive. But here’s the thing. There’s a button that says start engine stop which you press to… I won’t patronise you but you get the idea. Anyway, when you press this button, a notice on the dashboard tells you to depress the clutch to start the engine. The first few times I felt pretty weird about doing it. I mean, I don’t know what the clutch has been through and what issues it must have overcome to win a place in a *2013 Volkswagen Passat 170BHP with heated leather seats. But whatevs – I needed the car to drive for goodness sake’s!
“Stupid, fat, ugly clutch,” I said.
The engine started and off I went.
*Showing off a bit