I'm looking to pick up a second vehicle for my household. I want a Wrangler because I think it would be fun to drive and do some light, very occassional trail driving. It will probably only get driven 1 - 2 times per week, and then we will probably tow it behind our RV when camping.
I don't want to spend a ton of cash, I'm trying to go no higher than about $5k, so obviously I'm going for an older one. I like the idea of getting a 97 because of the upgraded suspension, the airbags, anti-lock breaks, etc. I'm finding a few 97's in that price range, and I honestly don't care much about how it looks if it's mechanically solid.
My question is should I stick with trying to find a 97 in that price range, or should I go for an older one? I'm not terribly mechanically inclined, so most repairs I'll probably have to take somewhere to get done. This may make my endeavour a foolish one from the get-go.