Open minded in Indiana... Your responses to the questions are puzzling. I assume your age is 70, not the max age of the car you would consider. The maximum price of $4000 is also an issue. That asside, I would suggest you look at a Subaru CrossTrek. This is a small wagon with 4wd which you would appreciate in the Indiana winter. The CrossTrek is also inexpensive, reliable and suprisingly roomy. It's quirky look will test your openmindedness. This car does not have a lot of power though and can be a bit noisy on long trips. But maybe your like me... 70 and losing my hearing.