I love my Voyager but it was my first car, and my parents had a Grand Voyager. But I understand why people swoon over Toyotas and Hondas. The Chrysler vehicles require you maintain them and on occasion replace major components. I got my Voyager with 130,000 miles and now its over 300,000 but there's been a lot of work done to it. By 130,000 it was on its 2nd compressor, its had carb swaps, trans swaps, numerous more compressor swaps, and pretty much all the bushings replaced. Now much of that is the car going from 20 years old to 40 years old, and 170,000 miles of driving. And it being my first car, I'd accepted that's what people did to their cars because my peers with Honda and Mitsu's were under their cars too.I love my old Mopars, but I've been displeased with my Chryslers over the long run since the 99' Intrepid. They're just costing me too much money and time in what are in my opinion very unnecessary breakdowns. I wish I could say differently. Maybe I don't have the money to buy their "good stuff" but even if I did, the last 20 years of laying under them doesn't give me the confidence to borrow $60,000+ for another one.
I gave up on brand loyalty a long time ago. I'm as loyal to Chrysler (or any other company including my employer) as they are to me. You probably know how much that is 😉
You were talking about purists. Most of those guys build. No? Didn't Norm regularly build out the Saharas because the Rubicon didn't have what he wanted? That guy was a purist through and through.The minute you talk about builds you aren't talking about the majority of people who take their Wranglers off road. You can off road a stock Wrangler.