My 95 Rio Grande is my first car and I can't see myself ever driving anything but a Jeep. This Jeep has 171k miles and is still going strong. We had to replace the fuel pump around 168k and patch up a few rust spots, but this Jeep is well-loved. Great in the sun and snow too!
Dashboard gauges across the center, hard top in winter/soft top when it's warmer, parts are easily accessible, easy to work on, fun to drive (if you don't mind the bumps)!
Watch out for rust and keep up with routine maintenance.