(Strip Number 4901, Original Publication Date, 4 December 1987)
Panel 1: As he tries to talk her into liking the car, John tells Elly to do something she can't and look at things from another person's perspective: the perspective of a man crowding forty who needs more excitement in his life than a bitter, angry fishwife who throws coffee cups and wails about imaginary ten pounds can provide him. She does not sympathize with this step because of the fear of speed I keep harping on.
Panel 2: He says that's she's got LUXURY, POWER and STYLE before imploring her to look at her lines and admire how powerful, fast and loaded she is.
Panel 3: He then says that she's everything he ever dreamed of.
Panel 4: Elly points out the obvious when she says that the car is 'the other woman'.
Summary: What John never quite manages to get is that Elly is terrified of one thing most of all: being cast adrift for a more appealing model.