Contemplation about the off-road vehicle in my life continues. We’re feeling pretty confident that we’ll sell the LJ at this point.
It’ll be hard for me to be without a soft-top vehicle, and harder still to succumb to the “big SUV” nature of what we’re heading toward, but it’s almost surely the right thing to do. A different rig will have more cargo room, more towing capacity, be safer, and be quieter on the road. Since they ought to be close in off-road capability — if I play my cards right — that means a switch.
At this point, we’re still leaning toward the Jeep Commander (XK). That’s being set aside, though, to focus on the immediate problem at hand of selling a Jeep that’s currently half a continent away in Colorado.