So....after 7500 miles, a new set of Hankook mud tires, a brand new sound system, and two break-downs I traded my brand new 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited for--yes I did--a 2006 FX45.
...And what was the first thing I did? Took it off-roading. Not just some mud puddle on the side of the road but Stoney Lonesome state park in Cullman, AL. where they hold the Jeep Jamboree every year. The FX handled all except the most extreme trails, which I didn't attempt anyway. Nevertheless, it speaks volumes coming from a guy who is an avid ex-Jeep owner. Looking forward to being a member on this site.