My wife bought a 2011 Prius II in May 2011. She pays for it. I have my '12 FoFo hatch. I pay for it. They cost about the same (22-23K). I love my Ford and wouldn't buy a Prius...I'm Union and buy USA built Union produsts when I can. That's why I got a FoFo.
Her car is just right for her. We spent 100 bucks on gas on a trip to St. Louis and back (from Bristol, VA) in '11. My only second thoughts about MY car are whether or not I should have waited for the C-MAX. But I gotta give it to Toyota...you can't beat 51mpg.
My previous 2 cars ('92 GEO Prizm, '03 Corolla) were both USA Union built at NUMMI. Ran 'em to death. good cars. If they still built the Corolla in USA/Union I might have bought one. art