So, my wife had the girls to the doctor yesterday and we went out for lunch as the doctor is only about 1/2 mile from my workplace. Driving back up the hill, I'm in the passenger seat, looking around, telepathically willing her foot to lift and let the transmission shift and all that. Chevy dealer on the left, bla, bla, bla, used civic, bla, bla, bla, WAIT OH MAN OH MAN THOSE WERE CR-V RIMS ON IT OH MAN ITS A HYBRID WHAT'S IT DOING THERE!? So I get back to my desk, my heart racing. I call down. It's only been there a couple days, hasn't even been fully gone over/cleaned out. 2004 Honda Civic Hybrid, pale blue, 110k miles, MANUAL TRANSMISSION! Be still my heart! :Banane41: I take a quick look after work. Battery is kind of dead (2 bars when I put the key in), smelled like a smoker's car (but that can be taken care of), Douglas Xtra-Trac II's on all four corners, nearly brand new (BARF! Those are crap tires, not LRR, and the same ones that I lost my escort in!). No price determined on it yet; it's that new on their lot. I have them checking on the battery history on it, to see if it was ever replaced under warranty. Trip A/B MPG's showing 41/42 MPG over ~800 miles. I took it for a small spin, basically to charge the battery and get it ready for a "real" drive. Sales guy didn't know much about it (What's with people in my area? Do I have to do the work for ALL of them?), so I was able to inform him a bunch. He seemed grateful and very interested in everything. Over 5.3 miles I turned 46.7 MPG with a battery starting at 2 bars! I left it about halfway up the gauge for 'em; something like 12-15 bars. I couldn't find the iMPG readout...maybe I'm dumb? I think I remember hearing that the 5MT's didn't have one though. Help with how to drive the HCH-I 5MT? I just got a new job! Better pay, INSANELY great benefits. Only problem is, my commute is going from 14.2 miles to 67.1!!! My wife even said that I could have the stick shift for the drive if it was worth it. I now have my choice of 03 HCH-I CVT or 04 HCH-I with 5MT! I really don't want the CVT. I don't trust it. However, the 5MT is a definite possibility. What do I need to know/should I know? And where's the blasted iMPG gauge?