Originally Posted by AlbertaJeeper
Depending on whether you're thinking Sport/base or a Rubi then you could get up to a new one with that limit. I think the sports start at 19 so you could find used for definitely less than that. Never had a tj, but I can definitely say a JKU is awesome for things like camping, all the room you could need, plus great for off road
a new sport 2d starts at 22.2K that is stripped msrp
the new 3.6 will walk the 4,o by far unless you have drove one you have no idea. the new motor torque curve is dead flat and is only limited by the fuel cut off at 6700rpm. it pulls like a bull all the way through the rpms. they breath better. do not talk about mods it is not apples to apples, you could RIPP the new 3.6 and its putting out over 450HP at the crank. good luck not breaking eeverything behind it.
the power of the 3.8 was rather weak on the road.
The Tj is a great choice. though most will have alot of miles by now. Though great deals can be found, rust free low miles. I have seen here a super clean under 25' miles Lj stock for 15-16K an o5 i think.