We've all had those cars in our life that are aspirational, or illogical and high maintenance, but we love them anyway (I'm guessin many used BWM/Land Rover/Jag owners can call into that category.
Today, however, I've been inspired by an article in Jalopnik that talked about how the Vibe is underappreciated.
what are the underappreciated cars in your stable over the years? Maybe it was the Corolla you bought used with high miles for the kid, but the damn thing just keeps running. Maybe it's a '75 Duster with a slanted six, canvas seats, and no AC that got you through college. Maybe it's the Honda Accord that you drove way longer than you financially had to because it. would. not. die.
For me, it was my '98 ZJ. 318/Quadra Trac/Low Range. That damned thing went through anything. It only got stuck when I was stupid and high centered it. It never cost me anything but a radiator and consumables. And the radiator only failed when it was 14 years old. And it still drove me home. While towing a boat. It only got retired because the wife couldn't handle the rust anymore. I have a Commander now and if I found someone with a high mileage ZJ with little rust I'd be tempted to trade them right there.