I rather like them, and they’re DIRT cheap. I currently have a 2002 Jeep WJ Overland with 150k-ish miles. It’s in fantastic shape and I’ve only had it since last spring. But with a baby, the WJ sure feels tiny all of a sudden... The thought of next summer coming and having to cram 2 adults, a baby and all of the baby-related accessories and 2 dogs into the WJ and hitching up the 24' travel trailer seems... unappealing. As James May would say, “You’ve bought the wrong car.”
I’d probably be buying one in the 150-200k mile range for sub-$5,000. I’m sure it’ll need a little lovin’, but these trucks seem to have solid bones.
The WJ, as seen on the Pacific Coast Highway: