Got the abridged version of operations from the dealer and drove home. WHATTABLAST!!! Had to forget pretty much everything about driving a "regular" car. The display screen is hypnotic/addictive. The constant readout for mileage would cure all but the most recalcitrant leadfoot, methinks. It's working for this writer, anyway. However, that's not to say it doesn't have pep. Acid test of giddyup the next day I go to work, whenever that is. Spousal unit has been badgering for a turn, but so far we've resisted, muttering something about tracking mileage or such. Everything is digital/electronic, including the steering and trans. For some reason they (the designers/engineers) couldn't apparently figure out how to put Park on the same stick as the other "gears", so it's a push button now. Half the controls are on the steering wheel, the other half scattered between the display and mid-dash. Already mistook the security icon for a system warning light and called dealer in a panic. Felt like royal fool when discovered the error... Called dealer back and cancelled prior panic phonecall. Been chipping away at the 500 pg. o.m. Well, no, it's not really 500 pp, it's 512. I'm on p. 75. See, the "old" car had no fancy buttons, no security system, no flashing lights or keyless entry--it was a CAR, not a POODLE! There's all this STUFF on my steering wheel I have to figure out. It has cruise control, which: 1. I'll never use in the city; 2. according to Prius forums I've lurked on actually decreases mpg. OK, so if it decreases the mpg, then why exactly is it on there?