Catastrophic wallet leak
I spit coffee out when i read this... LMAO. Alot of great advice in here. I have owned multitudes of different vehicles over the course of my driving career. Some fast, some high, some low, and some lemonized. Point being, with all of the various mods I have done, the Jeep has always been the most rewarding to my soul. (<-- sorry for biblical reference to you atheists
The biggest problem I have encountered is the fuel mileage. I have a 85 mile round trip commute to work. I cant afford to drive the Jeep everyday. God knows i want too, but it just takes sooo much fuel. So, ECONOMY.
Thats 1 problem. Heres why. You will buy a jeep, you will love it. You will find yourself thinking about mods in bed at night. Doing different things to it to satisfy your need of off-road. You will aimlessly stare at page after page of forums and websites requiring your paychecks. Your wife will begin to question your integrity in your MARRIAGE. Thats the 2nd one.
Back to economy. You will never want to be out of the seat of your rig, making the commute costly. And wear on parts costly. If you are lucky, you will have a good off-road shop between work and home where you can make friends and stop every other day for coffee and BS. That relationship you are building will save you money down the road (thats the story I gave my wife- she didnt buy it)
But no other rig will give you the satisfaction of trail-riding with no roof, doors, and the feel of a cool breeze shooting up your pants leg.