Pros are simple - powerful, quick, nimble, reliable, tough, low maintainence, easy to mod, easy to get parts, very cost effective, cheap insurance (for me anyway), average tow capacity with the proper equipment, etc., etc. My 2KXJ has 104+ and still going STRONG. [img]images/graemlins/burnout.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/burnout.gif[/img]
MY biggest con is the smallish-feeling interior in the four door (I came from a 2 door). I can't get the seat back far enough for me and with it back as far as it goes and laying back a little, it leaves no room in the back seat for anyone else. Long legs are no good in these things as long trips will get uncomfortable really quick although with the cruise set you can re-adjust pretty easily. To me the rear of a <nobr>Jeep
</nobr> is like the rear of a Camaro - for really small kids and just throwing stuff back there. Good thing about it is being that close to the back seat it's easy to just reach back and smack 'em when they get out of line. [img]images/graemlins/spank.gif[/img] Of couse I'm larger than your average bear. I also drive an Avalanche so the difference in room should be obvious.
MPG will vary even with a bone stock rig. The 4.0 is a thirsty little engine if you let it drink. Keep a tennis ball under the skinny pedal and you could see 22-23 hwy mpg (my wife can get almost 400 miles to an 18 gallon tank). If you drive it like you stole it you had better buy stock in Exxon.
Plain and simple the stock Cher<nobr>okee is
</nobr>one heck-uv-a vehi<nobr>cle. N
</nobr>ot quite an SUV <nobr>but
</nobr> way more than a grocery getter.