NEVER had to put foot on the gas pedal even in zero weather. No way for the pedal to catch on the floor mat. Took the car to 2 different repair shops without the problem being solved. If it is zero, the car starts normally, but driving it a few blocks the restart sounds like the indy 500. If the weather is warmer, the first startup is pretty loud. After being driven about 10 plus miles, a restart is normal unless it has had time to cool down too much. Losing approx
3 mpg on 20-30 mile trips. Had to drive 110 miles and got 30 mpg. Got 32 when first bought in 01. Really would like to keep this car, but I know that this problem is hard on other parts of the engine.
Monday, March 14th, 2011 AT 6:17 PM