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Guidance needed: Which generation?
Crossing over from the Toyota forum, though I haven't really been there much lately either.
It's time for me to start thinking about the next vehicle, and I'm starting to think Jeep. I no longer need the towing ability of the 4runner, and don't really need the "payload" capacity either.
What I do need is a vehicle that can get me up the hill without a whole ton of modifications. The trails I regularly run aren't anything to write stories about, but they kill or maim a dozen or so vehicles every year. CJs and wranglers with 31s or better have little trouble on these trails if handled smartly.
It'll need to do about 7000miles/year of roadwork, though highway manners aren't really a concern.
It might or might not be a daily commute vehicle.
I'd love to pick up a CJ, but I suspect that I'd have trouble finding one in suitable shape within my budget. My problem is that I don't have much experience with post-CJ generation jeeps, and I need to do some homework so I can avoid kicking myself later.
Can someone give me a rough breakdown of the relative strengths and weaknesses of the different generations? Or point me to a webpage that does?
Thanks in advance for the help.