Okay guys I'll cut to the chase. I want a toy I can drive to the off-road park, beat on a little bit, and drive back home. I have a nice '99 explorer 4x4 as my "daddy ride" that my wife bought new and I can't bring myself to abuse it. So, I have been scouring Craigslist and all of the Jeep owners think they are dipped in gold considering their asking prices for ragged out junk. However, I have found some nice first gen explorers for less than $1,000. I'm not looking to drop loads of money into one but with a nice lift and bigger tires, can these be capable off road rigs for the occasional rock climbing/trail riding? I'm looking at the first gens because of the coil spring front-end.