Well I will have my top up when I go to work this summer. I don't wanna leave it down all day where some idiot can mess with it.
Now, my search for an awesome deal continues even though unless it is super amazing I wont get it till the end of summer
Um, you realize with most soft tops thieves can just unzip the top and help themselves. Have had this happen enough times to keep all important stuff either at home or securly locked down...
Re the gas 'crisis', the problem isn't a matter of supply. It's a matter of the world going to heck and this is what is driving up the price of oil. The supply is there, problem is the folks controlling the price of oil are putting the screws to the rest of us well that coupled with the markets bidding up the price.
Me, I'm keeping an eye on TJ prices though they have not seen the hit that other Jeeps have had such as the Grand Cherokee's which I can get for a steal with the HO V8 up here. It is tempting since this would not be my daily driver and for heavy hauling I don't think anything can come close to a V8....
For my daily driver I have an 8 year old Saturn, gets 50 mpg on the highway, I can do most of the work on it myself and because it's NA made parts are easy to come by and cheap.
Just a thought on some of the bits you want on your used Jeep, were it me I would probably be looking for a more stock truck like a Rubicon (heh heh) and add upgrades as time and money allow since you already have a daily driver like me.
I guess where you are Jeep prices aren't quite as seasonal, up here in Canada prices tend to be lower heading into the bad weather months.