How many others have gotten into the habit of starting off in 2nd gear most of the time in their beasts? For normal driving around town, I find 1st kind of a waste, unless I'm on an incline. Just wondering what others experiences are? I lightly feather the clutch and get the revs just enough to get it going and then start applying throttle. I bought my car almost 4 years ago with 45k miles on it, have not replaced the clutch and it's still doing fine at 105k.