As long as you can accept what a Jeep WON'T do, you can truly enjoy what it WILL do. WON'T go over 70 mph WON'T save you money on gas WON'T impress your girlfriend's mother but it WILL go ANYWHERE at about 5 mph WILL save you money up front (it's cheap) WILL look good when dirty This is the coolest vehicle you can obtain for under $5000. Make sure that it's got a manual tranny, 33" tires or larger and a good top. 6-cyl is fast and has a more-reliable transmission but also gulps fuel - but if fuel economy was the point, you'd drive a prius. Get the soundbar, take off the doors and live a little.
Removable doors. Low Price. Indestructible.
Minimize plastic. Maximize steel. This will improve vehicle lifespan. Beef up the tranny in the 4 cyl.
I am aJeep fan but this is a vehicle
of all trades -- it is not a master of
anything on-road but it does it all and
it can truely take you anywhere you
want to be. For a daily driver I
truely recommend it
I bought my Jeep new in '92 and 12
years and 98k miles later, it's still
going strong. It's fun to drive on
dry roads, dirt, or 2 feet of snow.
Just don't expect any creature
comforts in these older Jeeps -
they're sparse inside. But even with
a ragtop, the heater works great.
4 wheel drive - Jeep is famous for it
because it is THAT good.
Waving to other people in Jeeps - you
know you have a cool car when other
drivers of that car make a point to
wave at you! B)
Easier/faster soft top operation - I
haven't had the top off in years
because it takes too long.
The 4cyl is pretty weak if you want to
And forget about cargo space unless
you take out the back seat.