LJ vs JK....opinions needed!
Ok, let me start by saying that I really, really love my LJ. Wife has commented that maybe a JK Unlimited would be cool b/c it would be less of a pain to load/unload rear passengers (ok...fine.....KIDS!) and allows for 5 passengers instead of 4.
So, my dilemma is whether or not to sell my LJ and get a JKU. My LJ is only mildly lifted (2" BB), running 32's. I have a new 1" BL that I still need to put on. Overall, I'm really happy with the LJ. My love of the LJ coupled with the fact that production numbers were (relatively) low for them, I'm having a hard time deciding to sell it. Also, it's pretty easy to work on. Not sure if the JK's are more difficult or not.
After reading about some of the JK shortcomings (namely with the automatic transmissions), I'm hesitant to jump on the JK bandwagon. I'm amazed at how many friggin automatics there are out there, but relatively few manuals for sale in the JKU. I don't want to leave the JKU stock.....I think they look weird. But with a 4" lift and 35's, they look more like a Jeep (to me). But getting to those specs will require some additional cash on top of the JKU purchase.
So, does anyone have any opinion one way or another which they'd opt for if given the choice?
Thanks in advance for any help/opinions. I appreciate it.