I've done research on the web an narrowed it down to three cars; Honda Fit, Smart fortwo, Toyota Prius and the Civic Hybrid.
Kam Mix took me on the drive. Smooth comfortable ride on the freeway. Unfortunately, just as I was getting ready to open her up I spotted a CHP through the sweeping cab forward windshield. Kam said that he hasn't heard of any Civic vs rock windshield issue (but the vertical design in other cars does attract rocks).
Next is to look into sound system. I think I'll do an after market upgrade and not order the Honda stereo upgrades. I must have iPod and booktape capabilities.