Why do I want to buy a Jeep? Or do I? I'm looking for a decent daily driver, most likely in the 12-15k range. From what I've seen, this means a < 2001 Wrangler 4L (fuck the 4-cylinder) or a < 2000 Chevy Z71/4WD (fuck Ford ). If I was to buy a truck, it would probably be an auto (vs. a manual on the Jeep), and an extended cab. Both would be daily driven, but wheeled as much as possible on the weekend. In choosing, consider: reliability, towing capacity (the vehicle will eventually be used to tow my track vehicle to the nearest road course ~80 miles away), fuel economy, 4-wheeling ability, ease of modification/cheapness of parts, and overall fun to drive factor. Gogogogogogo!!