We have recently purchased a Mini-Van to take the place of my wife's 1992 S15 Jimmy 4x4. I also own a 1972 K5 blazer that is my daily driver, off road vehicle, and I use it for work as well. Now I have a choice.....keep the K5 or the stock S-15. The K5 has everything new under the hood including the tranny. It also has four wheel disc brakes, 4" lift, 35" tires, rear locker, and a 38 gallon tank. If I keep the Jimmy, I would put in a Solid axle up front and probably 35" tires. I need help deciding. Here are my Pros and Cons of each vehicle. K5 Pros Great off-road (High ground clearance, lots of power) It is reliable (Newer engine/tranny) Having the top off can be fun. Looks good K5 Cons It is too big / wide No A/C It gets very hot here. No Soft Top (It is either no top and die of heat....or hard top and die of more heat) Long off-road trips get old quick with the heat and the wind. It is Carburated 4Low sucks (NP205 T-Case) No overdrive (Still does fine on highway with 35's and 3.73 gears) 8-10 mpg..ouch I am sick of hitting my head against the hard top that is mounted to the roof of my garage. It is hard to lock up. I always worry about it getting stolen. S15 Pros It is Fuel Injected Has Overdrive Has A/C 4low is better than K5 Strong engine (4.3L Vortec) More Comfortable to drive. A lifted S15 with a Solid Axle Swap (SAS) will be original and cool looking. It is narrower for the trails. S15 Cons Lift is expensive for IFS (And it is weak) SAS can get expensive (And I am having a hard time finding axles) Will have to buy tires after the lift. Don't have a welder for a SAS to fab the hangers.(Might be able to borrow one) Now, I do have to sell one of them to help pay off the van. My wife will allow me a small amount to put towards the Jimmy if I keep it. The K5 is worth a lot more (It is in good shape) and will allow more to be paid off on the van and I will get some money to put into the Jimmy. If I sell the Jimmy, all of the money will be going towards the VAN. There won't be enough money to upgrade the K5 (Was hoping for A/C and a soft top). The wife thinks I have already put too much money into the K5. I guess I just needed to type this out for therapy reasons and to vent a little. I don't know what to do. I am not a hard core rockclimber, but I have been known to hit some 3-4 rated trails that require lift, lockers, and body armor. I would love to keep the K5 if it had A/C and a soft top but on the other hand getting the Jimmy to be trail worthy will require a lot as well. Do I just stop being a weanie and put up with no A/C until I can afford it, or go for the S-15 Jimmy. What would you do? Any input would be appreciated. Sorry this is so long!