Hello Sarah! I'm also a new Jeep owner (5 months now) and I find that those who look at buying a Jeep are already 'sold' on one. I mean I KNEW I wanted a Jeep...I'd always wanted one and finally was in a life situation where I could get it. However...the savvy Jeep dealer also saw my enthusiasm....and almost took me for a ride (financially at least!). I say 'almost' as I was saved by a technicality and was able to reset the deal....after really taking a look at what I'd been sucked into. Ended up with an awesome deal....though I don't think the salesman would agree.
So...by all means...GET A JEEP! I absolutely love mine. But be careful...don't let your eagerness get in the way of rational deal-making as I did. Shop smart and enjoy!!!