As my tag line states, there are alot of opinions out there. I personally like soft tops but ya, a hard top would probably be best for you (or both). I also like manual transmission (6-speed).
I have a JKU (4-door) and I believe that if you want Ipod, remote start and heated seats, that is the way to go (unless you go after market).
I'm sure folks with YJ and TJ experiance will chime in but I'd say you'd like a JK ('07-'12) Jeep.
It's all up to you, but at least you are on the right track with looking at Wranglers.
In the mean time . . .
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