Great ride if you want a JEEP!
I bought a Sahara with a MY GIG system. Although I really enjoy the benefits of the MY GIG, it's far from reliable. Randomly it shuts off, doesn't start up or decides it's broken and fixes itself. (it actually says as much...) Fortunately it's only the radio portion of my Jeep.
As for the Jeep, my only issue has been water in the differentials. Front and rear, and I only had 30000kms on the car. I have done some offroading, but have never into any ponds, lakes or rivers. I had to pay a $350+ premium to flush the diff's. Yay! The dealer said I shouldn't go in water... I DIDN'T!!! Besides, this Jeep is rated for water forging at a far greater depth than I'll ever go. I contacted Chrysler Canada and they said tough poop.
The diff vent tubes are located in the wheel well (R), and in the engine area (F). Neither are well protected from water. If you hit a large enough puddle on the highway during a down pour, you could get the tubes, and diffs, wet. (So say 2 dealers...)
I have put 41500 kms on this car in 10 months. I still love it. My wife and I drove across Canada and toured 12000 kms in 3 weeks with no complaints. Comfort is good. Spacious interior. GPS is grrrreat! Wind noise is minimal. No leaks! (knock on wood) The soft top is great, once you get it right. I've seen sooo many people driving with it folded sooo many different ways. My advice if you need it... 5 FOLDS for the sunroof, 5!!! So far so good.
As for safety... compared to any of my last rides, including my Cherokee, this is by far the safest thing I've driven. The 'ESP' is awesome. You have to try really hard to get this Jeep to slip and slide. Add that feature to the 4wd and you're laughing when the snow flies.
Doors on or off, roof on or off, 4wd on or off, I love my Jeep! I hope I can afford to pay off the lease...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th November, 2008