So, my wife and I are very outdoorsy and have been for many years... but never got around getting a proper off road vehicle. We are considering getting a cheap 4x4 to beat up. She was convinced after seeing an Xterra going in 2 feet deep of water without a lift and also seeing it’s articulation.
I was thinking something under 5k, not extremely high miles, auto or manual, rear lockers are a PLUS, preferably body on frame. Want to get into this slowly and then in a future get a proper Wrangler.
I don’t know much about Xterras, but do they have rear lockers? Are they reliable? I was looking at these two:
I was also looking at some XJ Cherokees, YJ and TJ Wranglers, Tacos (those are expensive even with high miles), Frontiers, etc.
Please let me know suggestions and thoughts. Thanks!