Sold my 2012 Ram 1500 because I no longer needed a pickup and was planning on just buying a new truck. Unfortunately the new 2019 RAM looks silly to me and even though they have the classic it didn't have the trim level I wanted so even then it'd just be sitting most of the time. I'm not driving much so I decided instead of wasting money to maybe build a jeep. The new Jeeps have the same problem, they all look the same to me (as in, rounded suv body and not like jeeps) so when a copart 2006 Jeep Commander Limited (leather, nav, cd changer, etc) came up for 1k usd.. clean title, runs & drives.. I figured i'd have to swap out the engine and do some body work. That was a couple of weeks ago, car is surprisingly in really good shape with 155k on it. The previous owner kept the interior leather in good condition and with the exception of some dirt, broken passenger sunshade and broken antenna grommet it was great, no major dents or body damage at all. The bumper, hood and roof rack, lights were faded and mechanically the pcv valve, ignition coils, battery, spark plugs, oil needed changing. Changed out that sunshade, will possibly repair the old one, sanded and primed the racks have to install the new lights (polished the old ones but they are so faded i'd have to pull them out to do a good job, may as well swap now) and still there are some things to do. Yesterday after changing the coils noticed a small leak on the drivers side engine valve cover gasket and the AC was working weakly but looks like it finally gave up the ghost so there is probably a leak somewhere. 50/50 says a recharge will fix it, maybe change the thermostat while I have the front down but will try to get that before it gets cold here in the north, a budget 2 inch level in the front, some new shocks, brakes, wheels and tires and then a full detail. Will probably just go ahead and change out all remaining fluids, engine coolant/trans/diff etc next. Otherwise I'm probably 2.5k USD in total taxes/fees etc. So far this forum has been really helpful in understanding general themes and issues to look out for!! Thanks for having me!