I tend to use cars.com as my go to for research
A quick look at SUV and wagons within 50 miles of Belvue Wa reveals a lot of choice under 8,000 bucks.
As a beater that you will leave for ost of the time you might even get something pretty good sub-$6k.
There is a subaru legacy that seems to fit your bill for $5,900 bucks or so.
Originally Posted by twig
1990 ish Isuzu rodeo or trooper with the GM v-6. Runs forever and always got 20mpg. Easy to fix.
Originally Posted by A la carte
Thank you all; very helpful. Uber and Taxi are not readily available at my location. Years back, my brother had an Astro Van and you triggered my memory; he loved it and it was AWD. American made so, parts
should be available. I'll start looking around. I knew you all would have some good suggestion.