Is it the gearing? Power band of the SOHC? Emissions junk? 5MT gearing? All of the above? This thing goes no where fast. Compared to my 1st gens it's a dog. 2nd gear especially. I've driven the auto's & they don't suffer from this. It's a real PITA when I'm tying to merge into traffic or I make a turn & have to get on it to avoid the idiots driving too fast. I also have to drive in 4th all day because when I try to pass anyone or accelerate in 5th it takes too long. I understand it's slow, not a speed machine, but it's actually very annoying to drive.