I bought my son's a jeep a while back, and after some wheeling I decided it was time for me to get one.
I bought an 06 Rubicon 2 door with 11k miles on it. 100% stock currently still has 14 months of factory warranty. It is yellow with a soft top, 6 speed. I am going to sell my 2 door 4x4 tahoe now and use the proceeds to fix this one up.
For those who are shopping or wondering I spent 18k. This one has about every option you could get at the time. I went with the rubicon for reasons I really don't think I need to spell out( dana 44's lockers ect)
First think I am doing is riping out the carpet and hurculinering the tub. I will post pics when the wife gets back with the camera.
This "Jeep thing" is like dating a really really hot chick, who is crazy! Its alot of fun, you spend too much money, your up all night ending up sweaty & greasy from it, your friends are jealous, you get admission into some sort of weird club... but it gets mad at your for no reason, throws fits seemingly randomly, has unexplained issues which it somehow solves on its own only after you try a bunch of different things (and spend a bunch of money) to solve it... and yet you can't resist getting in it every chance you can.
Glad to hear you finally found one that you like . I think we need to build some new toys for it . Every Jeep needs a winch . And a nice tire carrier to tote the new spare once you sell the Tahoe .
Definately want to take a look at your bumpers. I am thinking on the rear I would like to make a gas tank cage that goes in between the jeep and tire carrier, so I can carry two extra tanks.
I am going to work on putting the wish list together over the next couple of days to prioritize the up upgrades. I should know today if the guy who looked at it last night is buying it. I should have around 3500 in the next couple of weeks to buy my up grades.
Lift is a priority, but I am really having a hard time chosing what route I want to go. I am thinking hard on the rough country but I have heard a lot of good things about the rubicon express as well. Tough choices lie ahead.