Nice looking, reliable car - no mechanical problems
I purchased the vehicle with only 40,000 miles on it, in great shape. I do all my own services, as I am a mechanic.
The Jeep I have is very reliable, and other than normal maintenance i.e. oil/filter changes and all the other fluid changes at the specified intervals (located in your handbook), the car has never had any major problems.
I hear a lot of complaining/doubt about the brake rotors and brakes needing to be replaced frequently. I have only replaced my brakes including rotors one time, and I do a lot of driving, mostly city-type driving, which is hard on the braking system. If you would all torque your lug nuts to the specified amount as per factory recommendations, you will all have little or no brake warpage - see when you get service work at dealerships/ tire centers etc... they run your lug nuts on with an impact wrench, and most of the time are way over the specified torque range, which is the major cause of rotor warp, and it's not only in Jeeps; read reviews for a lot of other SUVs, and you will see the same trend.
Other than brakes, I have just taken care of my vehicle. A lot of you are complaining about minor things that go wrong after 50,000+ miles. Most of these things are normal wearable items such as brakes. That is all.
A very good reliable vehicle, with relatively few mechanical problems.
Make sure you take care of normal maintenance of your vehicle at the specified intervals.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 2nd October, 2007