Wow what a great mom!!
#1 - having no carpet is a positive feature
#2 - Old jeeps (YJ's especially) trump new Jeeps in coolness.
#3 - A Jeep that has character will give your son the sense of pride and accomplishment that no new vehicle can. And he'll learn a lot in the process.
1994 YJ Wrangler, 4.0, AX15, NP231, 35x12.50x15 BFG KM2s, 4" RC lift, 1" lift Boom Shackles, 1" BL, 4.10 gears, 8.8 LSD in rear and D30 Aussie Locker in front, on-board air conversion, Ramsey RE8000 winch.