Originally Posted by HERB5T
I do recall reading a subaru "taking care of your car" mailout and correct me if I'm wrong, but it said to not park a car in gear because it strains the tranny?
^ I would edit this out of your post as bad information.
Parking in neutral is just a very, very bad idea... whether it's on a grade or on what you think is flat. Park in gear. "Failed" parking brake problem solved.