Ok, so currently I drive an F150 w/ a V8. Gas mileage is horrible and for two reasons, I want to get another car. Reason 1) gas is too expensive and 2) fossil fuels are limited. Yeah, yeah.. I know, why drive a truck if i'm concerned about fossil fuels. i have my reasons but they aren't good enough to continue commuting in it. Bike riding is out of the question since I usually leave at dark, coming and going, and the country roads i use are crowded and narrow.
That being said, I'm looking for a used reliable vehicle in the 5 - 6 K$ range. I'm like 6'5" so Honda's are out of the question. I like the Taurus and Focus and fit in both but they are American. We all know that American vehicle reliability is crap. So... what do you recommend?