Pros: mileage, maintenance, and space
Cons: a little bumpy ride
I purchased this car for commuting in Southern California about 18 months ago. As advertised, it has been a very reliable car. It averages about 47.5 mpg in a mix of city and freeway driving.
My wife and I both agree that it was a very good purchase, and not just because of the mpg either. It's fun to drive and has ample space in the back -- more than a Camry, for example.
Prices for the used ' 08 model are very reasonable now. You could get one for the same price as a new Honda Fit, but you'll be safer in the Prius and you'll pay a lot less for gas. The Fit gets about 34 mpg...