To be honest, in our neck of the woods I think TLCs are unbeatable. When it comes to performance, combined with the ease of finding parts, mechanics, maintenance materials...they have no peer. And I say that with ALL respect to the choice of Jeep / Mitsu / Merc / Nissan / Kia / Suzuki fans.
That being said, Jeeps are incredible beasts. They're tough as nails, as hardy as a mule, and as exciting as a roller coaster. A whole bunch of reasons why I love them.
This desire to rebuild a Jeep isn't a passing fancy on my part, at all. One of my most prized possessions EVER has been a Jeep. A '52 Willys, no less. I rue the day that I had to sell it, due to a temporary move abroad. And when I DID move abroad, the vehicle I bought was a Jeep, too. A 2003 Grand Cherokee Limited...all 4.7L of V8 madness!
I think one line I stated earlier says it all..."the CJ is very much an icon, in the FJ40 mould". I mean...who could possibly resist having a genuine piece of automotive genius is his stable?
Certainly not I!