My friends always ask me if I still have The Tracker. You better believe I do! I bought this in 1994 with about 30 miles on it and have just recently passed 336,000. I am not good with vehicle maintenance and upkeep, so the fact that this is still running is a miracle. Only major work done is a new transmission (after about 250,000). I still have it, and wouldn't give it up for anything.
Durability and versatility. Great around college or in the woods. I got my 2wd stuck 1 time, I got a couple friends to help me lift it out and we were on our way.
If you change too much, it would take away from it. Maybe higher quality factory sound system as it is loud.