In this case is does not require ASE or CIA or what ever to know that as techs we see all makes of rigs when they get to a given age. Some last without major repairs longer than others but they all hit a point of chronic repair and more extensive maintenance.
Jeeps, however, are not Hondas or Toyotas (thank god) and should never be lumped into "catagories".
People rebuild 50 year old Jeeps and play hard with them or just restore them. I don't see a Honda Passport ever being something 50 years from now as a restore item.
I can tell you only based upon my own feelings, Jeeps need to be held in a higher regard due to their history in war efforts against Commies and Nazis. It does not matter if you have a personal preference as to what you want to drive, that is your personal choice. But in many parts of the world and here in the USA if it were not at least in part for the Jeep, you would not have the right to choose one make or another.
Drive what you want, (I like jeeps)and if you choose a Jeep, just realize that it may on any given day need more attention than a Toyota or whatever. If you bought a Jeep simply because of picking it out of a "line up" of many makes and models, you might find yourself cussing its needs and having to spend a little more time and money. If you bought a Jeep because you love Jeeps, that extra effort and expence is expected and something to be proud of!
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