I've owned mine since it was new, almost 13 years. The only major repair was replacing the transfer case, which probably would have lasted with more regular fluid changes. Been through several fuel pumps and mufflers, and a couple radiators.
Turning radius is my favorite feature, along with the power/accelleration.
Gas mileage has always sucked, which is really my only complaint. The ride is a little rough, but it doesn't bother me...only the passengers as they bop around the cab.
I bought this Jeep with 18-miles on it,
have driven the stuffings out of it from
Houston to Milwaukee, Atlanta,
Austin, Dallas, Ft. Worth, ElPaso,
Amarillo, and Lubbock (on-road and
off-road) through snow, rain, heat,
and freezing winds and back home
every time without the least bit of
backache or mechanical trouble. It
burns no oil and is as mechanically
sound as the day I got it. Ride is
rough and solid, but there is a certain
fun to driving a quick and responsive
vehicle. Fast off the line and at top
speeds of 100+. Cruses at 79 MPH
for thousands of miles.
Power to pull a loaded trailer
anywhere. Great in snow and on ice.
Seats easy on the body.