Ok So I a while ago purchases a 2001 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V8 4x4 to go offroading in and to drive around on trips and w/ friends. Well gas is murduring me when it comes to this thing. It odly enough get 18 MPg with all my city driving but man its ruff filling that 24 gallon tank. So is there any alternate to the explorer for 4x4 fun and to carry friends and stuff?? The focus is to small for most "nights out" and mall trips, plus I dont wanna get it all messy. So any idea? Good gas millage can go offroad and fits 4 comfortably? Is under 8-10K used?