Hi to all-
I have been lurking on the Jeep boards for a while, and I think I have distilled my question down. First, a little about me. I am looking for a Jeep as a second car to use mainly as a toy (a little wheeling, camping, hunting/fishing), and to satisfy the convertible bug I have. I have been looking at everything from Cj's to TJ's, and done a lot of research getting up to speed. My budget is about $6K or less, and I am preferring a 5 speed. I have narrowed it down to the YJ (with fuel injection) or a TJ's. I don't want to be wrenching all the time, and only have very novice skills in that area. I only need to run about 31's, so nothing crazy in the lift area.
So, the question that it seems to be coming down to for my price range is: Am I better off with a YJ with a 6 cylinder, or a TJ with the 4? I know the six is a great engine, and the 4 has a weak tranny (or so I read). But, I also hear how great the coil suspension is compared to the leafs. Obviously the ideal would be a TJ with a six, but that adds a pretty hefty premium onto the bill.