I don’t know what it is but it seems to me that everybody wants to accelerate from a stop light as if they were a Grand Prix driver, doesn’t matter whether they are in a Kia, a F-250 truck or a Lotus Elise; gotta put your foot down and go. This presents me with a problem as (a) I find the MINI not real good at quick starts and (b) I hate being beaten off the line by a pissant car or truck. Sometimes, usually if they have moved over to the outside lane just so they can beat me to the next block, I’ll take part but I won’t break the speed limit just to get ahead, and if the distance is long enough I am usually caught up by the time we get to 40mph or so. But I do wish I could get a better start off the line. Or that I could just let them go and not care about it. Or maybe even both.