Evening, all! Thanks in advance for your time.
Hoping you experts can give me a hand looking for the right Jeep. I've had worse luck with buying used vehicles than you can imagine, and I really need to get it right this time :facepalm:
The facts: I'm not Vin Diesel from The Fast and The Furious, power isn't my main concern. Functionality and reliability is good. My home is in Washington state, although I'm not much for off roading (soon I'm returning home from deployment, off roading in MRAPs in eastern Afghanistan for nearly a year was enough thrashings for a good while.) Although if there's terrain I need to get over, I'd like to be able to. I live in the city but go out camping, etc.
Necessities: Would prefer room for aftermarket audio, back seat isn't a big deal as long as there's room for my dog to sit somewhere. Removable hard top would be a plus. The mods I'd be most interested in would be larger tires and a lift.
I'd like to spend about $5-6,000, absolute limit would be $8,000.
I would greatly appreciate any advice you all could offer as far as particular years/models/features.
Thank you in advance!