It's paid for (even if I've only had it two weeks), Drives nice, good performance out of the box, solid axels and comfortable. Oh yea and getting 21mpg on the highway sure beats the 9.8 my old truck got!
1►Its a JEEP!
2►242 Transfer Case (I love Shifting that Lever)
3►Last Grand Cherokee with Solid Axles
4►Infinity Speakers (i can wait before i upgrade the Sound System)
5►It's a LAREDO. Two Tone with ABS Cladding.
6►Straight Cylinder l6 (Peace of Mind)
7►Very well designed Interior (looks clean)
Easier to work on then anything else I have owned, post 1980. Cheap parts.
I will second this comment!
My wifes Trailblazer (BOO!) just had the passenger side low beam headlamp burn out. So I got on a Trailblazer forum and found out that you have to GENTLY (this was stressed) remove the entire grill, the silver bar and pop the headlight out of the fender/frame to change a damn bulb.
In my opinion GM is crap, crap to work on and crap to drive I'm so pissed off about this stupid Trailblazer that every time I look at my Jeep I smile (like I didn't already). It's about 20 degrees right now and a wind chill of probably 10...sounds like those cheap clips holding on the grill are asking to get snapped off!
I love the fact that when its finished, I'll have about 5k in an 02 overland I'm going to love the ride quality and quadradrive, as well as the high output's power compared to my XJ on 32's. It'll be night and day both comfort wise and in power.
My wife drives one too and I HATE that thing! You are right, every little thing that goes wrong is a major ordeal to track down and fix (and yes, I'm an experienced "fixer"). Everything is electrical on those things. Ignition switch starts to go and the entire electrical system acts like it's fried. Ambient air temp sensor starts to go and there goes your a/c (it will read that it's very cold outside and won't let you have air conditioning. I don't care if I'm on the backside of Alaska and it's -50º, if I want air then my vehicle better give it to me!). Right now I have no rear heat for my kids because the actuators have gone out and it sounds like I have ghosts knocking around in the rear panels when I start the truck because those actuators are sticky and trying to move. I love that the I6 in that truck makes 100 more hp than our 4.0 and burns the same fuel, but all the other crap just isn't worth it.
Back on track, I love the simplicity of my Jeep and my 4.0.
I love that I paid a cheap cash price to buy it.
I love that it's the most comfortable ride I've owned for myself.
I love that I have no wind noise.
I love not feeling guilty by putting an emphasis on the U in SUV.
I love my leather seats and how crazy comfortable my pilot's seat is, and I feel pretty certain that it loves me too.
-Size, I can look bad-a while bring kids to soccor practice! haha and that the same time roll with a CJ
-my mods., I have more plans then money but shoot... cant deny its going to be even more amazing once Im fully done
-Its my "go to" I can travel America with my wife and friends and never be afraid of road condition
-its been made WELL know by the bank and my wife...its MINE!