Replaced the following when I first got the vehicle:
Power Steering gear assembly replaced due to noises and loose steering.
Brakes all the way around, including calipers, rotors and drums, pads and shoes, and springs. Still needs lines in the back replaced when I replace the wheel cylinders (rusted too badly). Wheel cylinders are leaking slightly. Wondering if the brakes needing to be replaced that badly was the way the person who had it before me drove it or inherent in the vehicle.
Radiator and hoses.
Tires - all 4.
Shocks - all 4.
Front anti-sway bar link bushings - seems to be a common problem.
Other items not operating or needing attention at some point:
A/C does not work.
It needs an exhaust, but it is a farm truck and will work until it falls off.
It has a shake that I believe is a ball joint. I will have to find out where that is coming from.
This was an eBay buy. Locally these 4WD Selec-trac SUVs go for about $4000 in rotten shape. One in similar shape to mine is about $4500 or so. I only have about $3500 total in it, including the repairs I've made to it. Drove it from Baltimore, MD to Lexington, KY area when I bought it with no problems.
4WD is great with the Part Time (Lo and Hi) and Full Time available.
This one wasn't babied, but it seems to all be cosmetic things that are wrong with it - it is pretty ugly. Seems to be a reliable vehicle at this point, although I've only had it 6 months.
It still gets good oil pressure and only uses a quart or so in 3000 miles.
The 4.0 L engine is pretty powerful, but the automatic transmission is showing signs of weakness - probably like all other Chrysler products.
Gas mileage isn't the greatest - only about 15-16. It doesn't seem to matter if it is city or highway driving.
The seats aren't much to sit in - they are not very comfortable to me - no lumbar support.
It is a little weak in the back springs. I'm going to have to put helpers on it. When you get about 200 pounds of cargo in the back or pulling my 16 foot trailer, it bottoms out too easily.