jt said: I am looking to get a car for less than 4,000 that has either 4wd or awd, but gets decent mileage.
So far my options have been old 4runners, subies, and volvo wagons.
Honestly, if you're looking for an old beater that will be reliable, great in the snow and easy on the wallet you really can't go wrong with an old Subie. I use to own an 89 GL Wagon and to this day it's the best car I've ever driven in regards to commuting in the snow.
Not the prettiest thing in the world but still a great car: