Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: That one with too many people
It's a good choice and I do wish I had gotten one. If your planning on lifting it I would not take dates out in it (unless they are jeep girls or like lifted vehicles). It's not classy for a girl to have to climb into a vehicle in a dress and many don't appreciate having to do that. You mentioned you want an unlimited, is that a JK unlimited or LJ unlimited? I would recommend (if you like the look) the JK Sport Unlimited (4 door). It has more interior room and a nice ride stock. Also the interior is nicer in terms of gadgets to a LJ. If you are looking at the 4 door version make sure it has the 3.6L not the 3.8L that the earlier ones had. From what I've heard the 3.8L is a minivan engine that just sucks.
I've been to Big Bend National Park (BBNP) many many times and it's a beautiful place. There are no real Jeep trails like other states have in BBNP but there are unpaved roads to some back country camping grounds. There is an east and west jeep road in BBNP but depending on the time of year it'll be closed due to rain and flooding.
There's not a very active group of people in Houston that are on this forum that I've seen but there are a number of Jeep clubs in Houston. Do a search on Facebook and Google and you'll find some other places too. Feel free to hit me up with any specific questions you have. If I don't know the answer I know someone who likely will know and can point you to them. Good luck on your search and be sure to post pictures of the Jeep when/if you get one.
'97 Jeep Wrangler Sport TJ 4.25" lift 33x10.5x15 KM2's (Sold)
'04 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon TJ - She's Savvy