I've had my 93 yj, with the 2.5 with the Ax5 trans, for about three months now, been broke since the day I got it.
I got the jeep with more problems then not. Within the first two months, I have replaced the transmission, steering box, master clutch cylinder, exhast hangers, the brackets for the lift springs, and just busted a shock. But its worth it when I'm driving without the top and doors.
This is my first jeep and I'm already hooked.