They need warm-up time before driving and rev it up before shutdown. I deliver mazda 6's and I always ask how the 8's are selling. They get a lot of folks who don't understand that a rotary needs different attention than a piston engine does. They are oil injected and therefore burn a fair amount of it. Keep some in the car at all times. Listen to the service guys closely.
*I know what you mean about keeping it legal. I get home from a month or two of trucking and by god I want something that MOVES.