I was a college student and graduated a while back. I have driven my 95 YJ about 3000 miles since I got it in May this year. It has a 4 banger with manual and had 111.000 miles when I bought it. The Jeep has a soft top, lift and larger tires so one feels every bump. Some roads shake the hello out of me. Unless your college is in your home town I'd get TJ with a hard top as you will be moving a lot during your semesters at school and will want to lock it. TJ's have a little more car type softer ride too.