I went from a mini cooper S to a TJ then the Rubi. I would be broke if I had the jeep in when I was in Texas. 20 mile one way drive into town, normally joined with a nice wind. To top it off there, most of the stuff was for atv's only unless you went on private property. But here a Jeep fits me perfect with no commute and everything there is to do around here.
I have one of the unlimited wash passes to terribles, so I just drive the jeep through all the time. If I get in any mud, like I did this weekend driving up to Mack's Canyon, I just spray the big chunks off before I drive it through. It does not get it show room clean or anything close to being detailed, but it works for me until I get a soft top