As I composed this my father called to let me know he’s in the hospital (probably ok for now, getting checked out for heart problems), so my limited enthusiasm is already gone, but since I was here anyway: my fallback for a used manual Jeep is a used manual Toyota and this just popped up.
Looks like a nice truck, about twice what I’m hoping to spend on an XJ but seems almost reasonable given the broad enthusiasm for Toyotas.
And while sitting here after the call and still working on this a young guy hit my rock rails with his car door so I’m done. This spot is cursed.
Update: Highlander reminded me this popped up today as well.