Pros and cons on a YJ
Gas mileage blows.Stock or lifted with tires.
No storage. Very small area behind the seat.
Not the best riding vehicle or the most comfortable.
Not over powered with the 4.0 but respectable and compared to the 2.5 the 4.0 is a dragster.
In the summer the soft top flaps around at highway speeds. 75-80mph.
In the winter the hard top is noisy.
It's a blast. Rip the top off and get rid of the doors and go cruise with your favorite tunes.
Parts are cheap and readily available if you shop around.
Is a Jeep economical - absolutely not.
Here's my family's lineup.
Wife's ride. 1.8 turbo five speed. 33mpg Fun to drive and fast for what it is. However I wouldn't be caught died in it if the wife didn't own it.
My bike. Nice summer ride.
Note the one on the left Johnnyboy11. You already know you can get good gas mileage if you keep your foot out of it and it's been a very dependable car. Not to mention FAST.
The jeep gets 16.2mpg, again not very economical with the gas prices. She just got out of a car that was giving here 29mpg. She cries every time she needs to fill it up.
And then there's my toy.
My daily driver is a Chevy Silverado. The company pays for everything, including the gas. (I didn't have a picture on my computer of the pickup). So I don't care about gas mileage in my jeep. I only run it on the weekends.
If you need something economical, stay in the eclipse. Other than that welcome to the jeep world.
Have you hugged your gas pump today. lol
If you decide to go for it. Check it over good. Jeeps are rust magnets. Check the frame over the wheel wells in the back, that's a very popular spot for rust. Climb under and check everything. I looked at 6 before I found the one I have now. The one I bought was ugly, but it was solid. It gives you a good platform to start with and saves you a ton of money.