If you want to be cradled in comfort this is not the car for you! If you want to play in the mud, sand, or snow you can't beat the Wrangler! The 4 cylinder is a little sluggish on steep hills but it keeps on chugging. Replaced the exhaust manifold at 115k, but also had to do that on my 87' Cherokee; I think its a fairly common issue for Jeeps. Mine has 125k on it and runs like a champ with no issues. Long trips are annoying; the steering is sensitive and high winds really shake it (big square box on wheels). I love driving around with the top down and the doors off!
Offroad capability, and you can't beat it in the snow! Fun to take off the top/doors, it's the ultimate convertible! Lots of peppy torque! So many fun aftermarket upgrades.
Heat is really slow to warm up, A/C is a MUST, fuel economy; it chugs gas (14/19 mpg), interior quality (carpeting and seats).