Any car-saavy types have any advice regarding a good first car? I've been pointed numerous times towards the Civic as easy on repairs and gas, but I fear it may be too small for me. I'm 6' 2" and it's pretty cramped. It's also not very good on storage space, and I basically want the thing for running errands and weekend fun, not daily commuting.
A couple others I've heard of are the Yaris (tiny but roomy) and the Ford Ranger (bigger as it's a truck, and fairly reliable).