I looked at Fits too but they were ~$5000 more expensive (though really nice). Go go entry-level car! I've been boasting to Prius-owning friends that the Yaris is about half the volume and half the price of a Prius, but gets about the same gas mileage (at least as a manual, which mine is -- first tank was 40mpg).
Unrelatedly, do you have time to chat sometime soon? Life's been a bit tumultuous of late.