The above is correct truth.I drove a 2001 TJ as a daily driver and wheeler for six years (2007-2013). It was pretty much stock with bigger tires. Really fun to drive with the top down and doors off, unstoppable off road, but it was not great on the highway. When I bought it, my commute was less than 4 miles each way, but eventually changed to ~18 miles each way on the interstate (which was the nail in the coffin and ultimate reason I sold it). Driving at highway speeds on windy days was a real PIA and the mileage was terrible. My wife referred to it as the kidney killer because of the harsh ride.
Off road is where it shined. I wheeled it pretty hard almost every weekend for many years and it never let me down. Lots of weekend camping and wheeling trips. I will say they’re really small and you can’t carry a lot of gear. You can completely remove the rear seat fairly easily; which is what I did most of the time. That’s probably the best way to gain interior space. Still, super compact, so I’m not sure that it would be a great “overland” vehicle.
Probably not an issue in Georgia, but compared to other trucks and SUVs I’ve owned (XJ, Tacoma, GX470), it was not great in the snow.
They do have great resale. I sold it in 2013 with 63k on the ODO for $4k more than I paid for it in 2007.
Pros; you’ll love that jeep more than anything. Also reliable and cheapI am considering a Jeep TJ as a daily driver / adventure rig. Can current Jeep owners let a “never owned a Jeep ... ever” person like myself know what the pros and cons are? Thanks for any response.