I think the oil change would help and I do drive it conservative letting off the pedal way early before a light. I do the occasional take off but most of the time it only does 3k-4k rpms which in CVT feels like one gear until u let off. I have not touch the paddle shifters since the first week I owned it. The dedicated hwy miles to NY was bad I was going 70-80 with just luggage in back and 1 passenger and a baby.
I guess maybe a 10k mile break in period? I read on here someone say the miles to fill up on the menu reads 500 miles and wished it was true. I think mine always read 250 miles only after fill up and that's with added fill up beyond initial tank fill stop.