I couldn't go right home, I had to start making a dent in that 1000 miles. So I drove out to Voorhees to my Mom's office. She really liked it, and asked "Is it really loud??" Apparently she noticed someone pull into her parking lot earlier in the day with what I'm guessing was a blobeye and they had exhaust on it. I then drove back home to present the new car to the fiance. She wholeheartedly approved. It is "much more comfortable" and "not as jerky" as my RSX. So with her seal of approval we went out to dinner to celebrate.
Observations in the first day:
The engine didn't seem to wake up until about 35 miles or so had past. I was, and am continuing to, shifting around 3000 rpms and only giving it about 1/4 throttle at most. I've taken it above 3k twice, once by accident when I hit about 4500, and another time when I fearlessly accelerated at half throttle to about 4k. My point being, I am really driving like a wuss.
And holy ****.
Since the engine has started to wake up, there's this weird sensation. Now, I know I sold my RSX almost 2 weeks ago and have been taking the train, not driving, since then. But I distinctly remember how a car works. You hit the gas pedal, the car kinda moves forward. To get pushed back in your seat, you rev it past 6000 rpms. So the fact that my new car lurches forward when I'm at a mere 2k rpms with little throttle indicates to me that there is something wrong with th...wait, what's that? Torque? Never heard of it. But it's normal?
Seriously though, even with my babying the car, I have found myself going much much faster than the posted speed limit without realizing it. This 1000 miles better go quick.