Welcome to the forum. I can't answer some of your questions, but I can say, I just bought my first Jeep three weeks ago after looking for two years and I love it. I was very picky in what options, condition and pricing I wanted in a Jeep, which was it had to have a 6 cylinder, cold a/c, very clean interior, clean body without dents or rust, had to be 2000 or newer model with less than 80,000 miles for under $10,000. Now you know why it took me two years to find the right one for me. I did not care about the gas mileage or how fast it would run. So keep looking there are great Jeep deals out there if you look long enough.