Played with trying to keep the gas engine from coming on as much as possible and just using the electric. It's unreal how quiet it is-- literally, it's silent when stopped, and incredibly quiet when it's actually running with just a quiet whine of the electric motor. If I didn't have the bag of ice in the back, I would have gone for a drive around the lake.
There are things I miss about the 'Sploder. She had two sun visors per side, so I could have good protection on both the side and front window easily-- Nookie has just a single visor per side. The 'Sploder had electric mirrors on both sides, Nookie has manual mirrors.
(Edit: my mistake, Nookie has electrically adjustable mirrors. The control is different and in a different location.)
Nookie also isn't set up for towing yet. I need to add a trailer hitch and the wiring harness to make that happen.
Nookie also has a CD player, where the 'Sploder just had a cassette. The speakers aren't that good though. I could replace them with something better, and I might at some point in the future. And it looks like it can play MP3 CD-R's as well, though I haven't tried it yet... that could be awesome, as I can fit a whole lot of songs on a CD. It's also compatible with a six-CD changer, but there isn't one installed. I could get an aftermarket one, but if the MP3 thing works, I don't know that I'd ever need to.
(Edit: the MP3 player does indeed work. Peachydamnawesomekeencool.)
Funky note: because of the way the gas engine works in the hybrid, you change oil every 10,000 miles instead of 3,000.
(Edit: I should try to get some sleep now.)