I'm Ron from northern IL.
My first car was a '85 grand wagoneer. leather, loaded, and giant tires. it threw a rod the day i bought it.
i have 260,000 miles on my '08 patriot limited 4x4. that's a lot of driver seat time. it's been super reliable transportation.
we just bought a '14 GC Laredo 4x4 for my wife.
don't tell her, but I'll have a new GC, too, next time they offer a trailhawk version.