My wife and I are thinking about buying a jeep. We have a friend with a 99 with a 4.0 and a stick shift. Thats the setup we would like. What should I be looking for? Are their certain years to avoid? Are there common rust issues or mechanical problems? I like to monkey around with things and wouldnt be afraid of converting to a small block chevy if it turns into a toy. We go the the silver lake sand dunes a few times a year but would mainly use the jeep as fun transportation. Any help or advise would be appreciated!