This was my first Jeep. I've owned it for about a year now and have put about 25,000 miles on it. Before I would only buy GM products, but I got a good deal on this Cherokee.
So far, I have been rock-crawling, mud-bogging, field racing, towed with it, and much more. It stands up to anything I put it through. I have been off-roading with other vehicles, some Jeeps and various others and by the end of each trail, it seemed that only the Jeeps would make it through.
On the street is a little different than what I was used to. Going from a Firebird to a Cherokee was a big step. While the truck seems to be top-heavy, it doesn't handle that bad. The ride is a little rough, that may be in part caused by the 3" rancho lift and the 31's though.
Overall, this truck is one of the best purchases that I have made. I would recommend to anyone thinking about buying a Jeep to definitely get one.