coming from a 96 grand cherokee jeep owner and working in a shop that once had jeep before chrysler stole (ie no buy out of contract) the franchise and gave it to another local dealer for free. if you like money pitts jeeps are where its at. parts counter; had, and still has a saying (we still service all our loyal cust) J.E.E.P Junk Each and Every Part. i had a 91 pathfinder and loved it until totalled, now i luuuuv my 02 xterra. pathfinder had 188k with only a water pump and wheel bearing replaced, no leaks. xterra at 118k with only maintenance and no leaks. jeeps at 167k, every thing that can leak a fluid does, trans replaced, no ac (to much work to replace evap core) all speakers had to be replaced, radio had to be replaced, front end needs to be replaced rear needs to be rebuilt, burns a quart to a quart and a half every 300 miles even the washer fluid tank leaks at pump seal so no washer fluid, kept up with my maintenance but, i could go on and on........ once i sat down and priced out all repairs @ free labor it was cheaper to go back to buy a nissan suv jeeps just used for camping tubing or any other out door activity were i have to leave my vech unattended in the middle of now where (pleases steal it already).
moral of the story find somthing other than a jeep