thank you guys, i am sold for 2014 jku and placed an order from far away Mongolia. dealer told me to check out thier parking lot for a pick, i said in monotone "no way" my wife agreed as well. we want a vibrant color and wife is keen to see me riding in yellow. dealer didnt have it as mongolia is dusty and cold so people usually opt for white or silver.
i don't mind washing ever so often as i have a hose ready in my summer house.
petrol engine+solid axles was what i got sold. I had to endure -30c trying to start a diesel toyota land cruiser for two winters in a row, i told myself no more!!! wife agrees.
yes the milage would be crap with petrol and in Ulaanbaatar conjestion.
having said these, i need to research more about how it handles cold weather and whether the plastics withstand the -30c and some fixing solutions etc from this forum.