Kids these days make me feel like an old man at age 23...
My dad never complained about the gas mileage or gas prices or insurance bill or cost of maintenance when I was younger and had my CJ-7. He didn't have the right to, he didn't pay for anything. I think he liked it that way. The one time I had to call my dad and ask him to bring me a gas can because my gas gauge was broken, he happily brought it for me...and made me mow our 43-acre yard on Saturday morning.
That being said, convert your Jeep to a hybrid.
2000 TJ - some stuff