Improvements in reliability/durability since 2001?
Thinking about upgrading the stuck soon, my 2001 just turned 130,000. Obvious downsides to the 2001 were the timing chain rattle, small front breaks, and front suspension joints.
Since not a ton has changed since the model year I own, I'm mainly just looking at mileage instead of model year. I'm open to auto or standard transmission, however I need (or just want) the 4.0 and 4x4.
Has the clutch problem (slave cylinders going bad, if I recall correctly) been solved? If so, what year? How about the timing chain and front suspension?
Any other mechanical improvements of note I should be looking for?