My situation is that I drove a few blocks to the grocery store because it was super cold out and when I tried to leave, my car didn't want to (It's still there and I'm contemplating my options). When I got in the car to leave it started but there was a strong smell of gas, and when I pressed on the gas nothing happened except a bit of backwards coasting. I got out and looked under the car and it and was leaking fuel. It was -15F so I'm assuming my fuel line broke or is loose...I've read this is a common issue. I pushed it back into the spot and walked home. I'm in a really rural spot in Montana. I can get it towed for ~$300 (only 24 miles, that has to be robbery right) to a shop that might fix it for $???, hopefully not $????. Or I can maybe convince my wife to tow it back with her Subaru and I can try to fix it myself. Last option...have it towed to a salvage yard.
So my questions to help me figure out what to do are:
1) Can you, or maybe would you try to, use a Subaru with a 2,700 lbs tow capacity to tow another Subaru that is ~3,500 lbs five blocks? The last block being up a bit of a snowy incline.
2) Is it safe to flat tow the broken car a short distance if it is running and someone is behind the wheel of the broken down car? I've read about the dangers of flat towing automatic AWD vehicles, but not for short distances and if it is running and someone is behind the wheel. Is it bad for the car?
3) Would it be worth it to try to replace the fuel line myself given limited experience but the necessary parts, tools, and online instructions?
Thanks for any input you'd be able to give.