I purchased this Jeep in 11/05 with 37k miles on it from a private seller. Although the pre-purchase inspection revealed a previous front left bumper collision, I decided to buy it because it fit my budget and utility. It rattled and squeaked from day one, nothing serious, but indicative of the body integrity knocks that showed up in consumer reviews. The previous collision turned out to be more damaging than realized, and the frame needed $600 worth of welding to make sure the steering box didn't fall off. It has had a bunch of repairs--new transmission on 9/11/01, ignition control module, alternator, starter, radiator, tension pulley, power steering pump, water pump.
Overall, a pretty tough vehicle, just not very nice to look at. Too small to tow anything big. Sits up high enough. Fairly dependable.
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