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Nor would I spend $30k...Would you spend $50k and put it on the trails?
My loaded four door Sport (see sig/avatar) was a hair under $30k after a few corporate phone calls. I now have $8k in upgrades on it after bumpers, winch, wheels/tires, lift, fenders, skids, and sliders... and I'm not afraid to use it. But I do still get nervous once in a while.
I was considering a Raptor but went with a new 5.0 GT instead. Biggest pile of garbage I ever owned.
The Jeep fits me, my wife, my son, our three large dogs, and all the equipment/groceries to spend a weekend at our camp. I love the versatility and the platform impressed the tar out of me every time I take it wheeling. For no lockers it does one Hell of a job getting through a lot of stuff.
For the kind of wheeling I do, a truck is required... unless you want to snuggle up with a dead deer or greasy/oily parts.
My brother has an '11 GT, I love the thing. If I had the $$ to buy one and a place to keep it I would have one of my own in a heartbeat.