I really want a prius. The Vitz is a nice choice too. Also the Fit is cool too. The problem is that I payed $2,200.00 for my car and even with the stupid high gas prices I just cannot justify paying so much for a newer car.
On a side note I have been using the bicycle and train more often which has helped off set the rising gas prices a little bit. But the train is 150 yen one-way or 300 yen round trip so it is like $3.00 for a 10 mile round trip. I think that the trip too and from work only uses at most .5 gallons or around $2.05 of gas which is still cheaper than the train and a bit faster.
I guess that I am lucky to have all of these choices.