Sold a 96 Zj about 4 years ago with around 325000 miles on it. Never touched the driveline(4.0) only did routine maintenance. My mom bought it new and it went thru 2 teenagers. It. Was always dependable.
My '00 WJ hit 178k just a couple weeks ago, the wife's '03 WJ recently hit 140k. Both are 4.7's and run great, however the factory fuel pump on my wife's died last week, so I recently had fun replacing that which ran about $300 for a new Mopar pump and fuel filter.
We both enjoy not having a car payment, and I'm handy enough with a wrench that I don't have any issues tackling major projects or repairs. We've long since decided that short of one of them being totaled in a wreck, we'll likely keep them running for foreseeable future. I'd rather spend $1.5-$2K on a reman'd engine or transmission then be on the hook for a 3-5 year auto loan.
__________________ His: '00 WJ 4.7 Limited- Zone 4" SA lift, JKS BPE's, 242HD Swap, 18" JK Sahara 'Phone Dial' wheels, 255/70/18 Bridgestone Dueler A/T's
Hers: '03 WJ 4.7 Laredo- IRO 3", 245/75/16 Duratracs, Bilstein Shocks, JKS TB w/KOR Bushings, Rusty's A-Arm Spacer, CORE4x4 Adjustable Front Control Arms, Dynomax Exhaust, RB1 Nav -Coming Soon- Overland Rock Rails