I bought a brand new '99 TJ, then in 2001 I got married and we had a baby 9.5 months later. One car seat in the back is fine. In a couple years, when the second one comes along, you will have to upgrade to the 4 door. (model of your choosing) That's what happened to me. But I ended up with a Liberty (first year they came out) It was a good ride, no major issues. Just traded it in on a JKU Sport. Both girls are bigger now, so off to the trails.