On an almost daily basis for the 113K or so miles I have floored my car from a stop. I also floor it a lot at low speeds. (The torque is really addictive). Anyway, I started thinking about this as it relates to tire wear. Every time I do this from a stop there is a little bit of tire spin as the tires struggle to get traction under all the torque. I would think that I would have gone through tires like crazy, but at 113K miles, I am at the end of my second season on snow tires and my original factory tires are about to go back on the car with plenty of tread left. I just find it odd that I haven't chewed through the tires. So I guess what I am saying is don't be afraid to have fun with the torquey little beast!