There I was, looking at repairing the 17 year old, 200k+ mile XJ I had been driving for 5 years. I loved it, but felt like I was ready for an upgrade, so I started shopping. And ,man, did I upgrade! I have always loved the Wrangler, just couldn't afford one, not practical for little kids, etc. I found an '08 2 door Sahara with 6 speed 1.5 hours away. After some negotiating, I asked a friend (who is the sales manager at the CDJ dealership here), he said "GO BUY THAT RIGHT NOW". So I did.