Please ignore the typo in the title (argh). Been having a lot of trouble with corrosion (in the wiring) of the VW. Last winter was really hard on my DD. Connectors are corroded enough that I've had to wire-in jumpers around them. I love this car, but this does not inspire confidence. Been looking at 2.4L 4-cylinder TJs online. Any comments? Seems like the main liabilities are - 1) it's a 4-cylinder and not direct injection, and 2) the 35 rear axle. The EPA mileage specs aren't that far off from my 1995 2.0L Golf, which at best gets 24 mpg on the highway. I'm looking for an economical but trail-competent vehicle that could drive for long distances. I was thinking about a first-gen XTerra, but why not a 4-banger TJ? The early XTerras are getting pretty old, and the 2.4L was used through 2006. The Pentastar would give me a newer vehicle, but they can't match the 2.4L mileage. Thoughts?