No flames please!!!!! It could happen. The IS is not a quick car regardless of how 1 feels about. Yes it is quick compared to a KIA, but **** for those that really think its that quick I feel sorry for you. I wont even play race(Quick and short distances in town with out major speed) anymore because just about everything on the road can keep up with it. The car handles great, but straight line acceleration just does not match the car. A 6 cyl firebird w/auto ate the IS up.