I love my TJ... Great on road and off
As with all of the Jeeps I have owned, changing the shocks was a challenge.
Slave cylinder for the clutch failed. Must purchase the entire unit from the dealer pre-bled; expensive, but fast install.
Directional works funky and intermittently.
Exhaust manifold needed to be replaced, but come on... almost 150k, what do you want?!
I love my Jeep. I wanted one for some time and finally bought one.
The TJ's are nothing like the YJ's; their ride is much better and the manual tranny is much better (shifts much smoother). Also putting in a lift is a snap due to the full coil suspension.
Make sure you purchase one that has a hard top and full hard doors. I didn't, and it has been my only regret. I purchased a hard top off someone, but hard doors are hard to find to match colors and are expensive.
It is great off road (duhh it's a Jeep) and is excellent on road as well. I have never actually driven it in the snow, but I'm told that if you are going to, you will need to put studded snow tires on it.
With a good set of tires and shocks, you will be surprised at how well it handles, and how quick and nimble it is.
If I could only have one vehicle for city driving this would be it, but in an auto. There are no blind spots with it, and it handles and corners at low speeds very well. It is also small and maneuverable enough that parking it in the city is great.
My only complaint is that driving it for truly extended periods of time can be difficult.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 26th May, 2008