Don't feel bad. Years ago I owned an 1987 Plymouth Reliant K car. I was having acceleration problems and it took me, what seemed like forever, to reach 40 mph. That was the fastest it would go and I was on a highway with the speedlimit of 65mph. It was so embarrasing and I got it fixed shortly thereafter. That car was Jeff'* first car (cuz I felt he might be prone to hit stuff) until his grandmother gave him his 1st bonneville.