Just jumped in and joined the Jeep gang. And there are a lot of J words in that sentence. The army sent me to Missouri, and I quickly discovered the need for a 4x4 due to the ice and snow, and just the subdivision in particular that I moved into requiring me to get up 2 significant hills to get out. I love my Focus, but with low-profile tires, it's not one to conquer such in the weather, and the motorcycle isn't any better!
So a Jeep I found. 2004 Unlimited with 89k miles. Auto, 4.0, hardtop, 31" Mud Claw. Gently loved but overall it's in pretty solid shape, and not something I'll shy away from having fun with. Which I have already done. Broke one of the bumper end caps off while breaking 4+ inch thick icy mud holes today.