This is what happens to me when I start a cold engine, particularly in cold weather: 1. The gas mileage when I first start to drive is in the 10s and 20s. I use Trip Meter A to find out what the gas mileage and miles traveled are for each day. So I zero the trip meter when I start the car in the morning. Trip Meter shows very poor gas mileage for the first few minutes. 2. I have a little trouble accelerating. I make a left turn onto a collector street, and I find the car reluctant to go from, say, 10 to 25 miles per hour. This usually happens only the first time I need to accelerate. Are these occurrences normal-- I suspect the first one at least is -- or do I have some kind of problem. I know that these problems occurred in Generation II -- are they issues in Generation III as well? Thanks for your help.