Possible Jeep convert here! (Need help)
I need some opinions from you Jeep folks. Even though I love Toyotas, I know they don't compare to Jeeps in stock form. I don't go off-roading very much, but I want to enjoy it when I do. I had a Tacoma that got the job done, but I got beat up in the process. Then I rented a stock TJ (in Moab), and I suddenly had a LOT more respect for Jeeps.
So, I'm selling my work truck (an 86 4Runner), and I need a replacement in the $10,000 range. Here's a few questions I have:
Is the 4-cyl adequate for moderate off-roading? Or should I just look for a Wrangler with the 6?
Are the '97-and-newer Wranglers a lot better than the previous generation? I ask because I can get a lot more toys for my money if I go '95 or earlier- BUT, I would prefer a newer one. I need this vehicle to be a daily driver for years.
Is reliability an issue? I'm not a mechanic in any stretch of the imagination, so I need something that won't kill me in repairs. That's why I love Toyotas, my 4Runner has 360,000 miles and has had very few problems.
Sorry for such a long post. I'd love to get some outside opinions- especially from anyone has switched from Toyotas to Jeeps. But seriously, any opinions will help.