(Strip Number 1379, Original Publication Date, 5 December 1987)
Panel 1: As the kids look on, Angry Idiot Elly refuses John's invitation to hop in for his drive back to the dealership in the Evil Car Of Being Impractical because that means that she wants to be replaced and rejected and forgotten and not listened to and so on and so forth.
Panel 2: She doesn't even want to sit in it when invited because of the whole moral indignation thing josephusrex talked up once.
Panel 3: Mike does what Mike does and points out something obvious when he tells John that if he drove this downtown, he'd attract a LOT of attention from pretty girls. Since the obvious always eludes Elly when she's angry or upset, this leaves her gobsmacked.
Panel 4: Since she doesn't want a real other woman, we see Elly in the car going around the block.
Summary: This is one of the problems I have with Elly. When she stands on principle, her common sense takes a hike.