Thanks for the feedback.
I noticed the higher rpms on the interstate. Now explain the second gear start thing? I'm not familer with that in an AT. I noticed the console shifter is labeled 2, 3 and D.
And how about that becker radio/cassette. PO didn't get the CD option. Should I try to find an old OEM cd changer or not wait for the Becker to go out and get an aftermarket setup? I like the look of OEM, especially as most aftermarket car stereo components look pretty ridiculous these days.