I drove my first Jeep when I was 4 years old on my Dads knees, it was a 53 Willys, I've been hooked for life. I am biased in saying that a TJ as a daily driver is perfect because I have been in Jeeps my whole life. My point is, you have to sacrifice some level of comfort to drive what you love. Sure a cross country trip would be more comfortable in a Cadillac but ask yourself how will you feel behind a leather wrapped heated wheel with a lumbar messager waving at a Jeep that gives you a blank stare. LOL! You have to "drive" a lifted Jeep. The on-road mannerisms are different than most vehicles. Its an experience, that's why the phrase " it's a jeep thing" is so popular! Don't sweat mechanical issues, parts are cheap, they are easy to work on and if you have a gremlin, most likely there is a thread on here to help resolve the issue. As for a price... Too hard to say by me without seeing it. Personally I would be hesitant to buy one re-painted much less lifted already.