The vehicle runs as well at current mileage as it did when new. The V-8 is more than powerful enough.
The optional leather seats were worth the money because they have lasted for almost 10 years showing little wear and still are supportive and comfortable.
The 'Up-Country' suspension, 'Trac-Lock' differentials, and larger AT tires the factory supplied with those options work extremely well, off road.
Factory parts are ridiculously expensive and should be avoided when possible. Case in Point is the fog lights, each replaceable from an auto supply for $ 10 or 15 dollars. Jeep charges $ 104.00 for one.
I live in a state that uses road salt in winter, and the vehicle has never been garaged. Rust is beginning to show through at the bottom of the metal tailgate. My previous Jeep Cherokee had a fiberglass rear gate. That would have been a better choice.