As for the long start, sometimes it starts up quickly, sometimes it takes longer. If I undershoot the starting and stop cranking too soon, it takes an especially long time to start the next time I try.
Another item I would have listed is the squeaky brakes. My brakes squealed like a dump truck for the first 1000 miles I had the car. Then I took it to a track day and really heated up the brakes. Now they're quiet as a mouse... not a single squeal for hundreds of miles since. I suspect they may start squealing again once I wear them away a bit, so I'll just have to heat them up again.