I'm on uni exchange and looking to get a car for holiday road tripping as well as going to all the snow resorts in B.C, so something that can handle snowy, windy conditions and uphill would be great. So i pretty much need a durable long lasting tank that won't give me grief. Can anyone recommend me any models for under 4k max and also where to look around for reputable selling sites. I don't think i'm brave enough to get something off craigslist but can consider any options if you or know anyone selling a vehicle that fits my description. And also another feature i'm looking for in terms of long term use is sleepability in the car/hatch/van or whateva. So i can put a roll out mattress and sleep at the back when i do extended trips. Should i consider leasing a newer type car?? What do you guys think?