Own a 2007 two-door Jeep Wrangler with hard-shell top. Rear seat access is only for skinny and short contortionists with rubber bones. Headrests feel like from steel bricks and likely will cause more damage that a rear-ender. Back seat, when folded upright, has no restraints so consequently flops back and forth (noisily) during starts and stops creating a major annoyance. Removable two panels are a pain. They are EXTREMELY vulnerable to scratching (even the slightest touch by another object will do this). But then again, this IS a Jeep. It is excellent for what it's pedigree promises (my first Jeep was a 1954 Willy's truck). The issue for many is that expectations of creature comfort are being compared to the many competitors (or wannabes), and so the Jeep comes up short. Me, I'm looking to trade it in for a Jeep Patriot.
Just bought a 2-Door 2007 Wrangler Sahara and so far I love it. Soft top goes up and down in about 5 minutes. Not 1 minute, but 5 and that's fine with me. Surprisingly roomy front seat, though not much space for nick-nacks like wallet, cell phone etc. Have to use cupholders and glove compartment for that. The ride is actually much smoother than I've heard, and the premium sound system is incredible. Sirius radio in the stock head unit and a sub woofer.
My complaints are the head rest is very hard and angled awkwardly down. Hard to get comfortable in the seat on long drive with the cruise control going. Back seat hard to get into but that's to be expected, same with Gas Mileage.
I have owned my jeep since sept. 08 and have since been back to the dealership 4 times to have leaks addressed. Unfortunately the hard top continues to leak. I switched to the soft top only to experience more leaks. It's hard to tell if it is raining harder outside or inside of my jeep.
If you have owned your Jeep since Sept. 08 then wow! you really are ahead of the curve, since that is 2 1/2 months from now!
I myself am a Jeep owner and love it, it's great for driving right up to the beach and not worrying about getting stuck.
But if you think it's going to be roomy and easy to get in and out of, you're crazy, you guys should look at these things before you buy.
And if you think your soft top isn't going to leak, you're crazy, it's held together with zippers and velcro. C'mon people, I'm a VW tech and they say on the new EOS, if the top drips but not a steady stream that it is acceptable, and to tell the people it's a convertible.
I regularly head off-road with 2 or three friends & never have issues with the access to the back seat. Mind you, my Wrangler has the side rails fitted so this may make it easier. With the top off, over the side's the quickest way.
At the end of the day, it wasn't designed to be a SUV to take the kids to school and soccer practice in; it's a 2-door off-roader with some on-road capability. The fact that the back seat can be easily removed highlights this last point.
Many people driving around today in SUVs and soft-roaders don't know the difference between them and real off-roaders, which do have limitations when used on-road.
Hello, I purchased my 2007 Jeep Wrangler in March of that year, and 6 months later, was able to lemon law it, due to inability to fix leaking from the 3 piece top. Everyone qualifies for this. Also, the rear seat is impossible to access. Other than that, it was a great looking Jeep. Currently looking for a 2006 Sahara in mint condition. If you know of anyone, send me an email. Thanks
I am a jeep guy. 1 Jeepster convertible, 2 CJ-7s, 2 square eye Wranglers, 3 Cherokees, 3 Grands, 2 2007 4 dr Sahara's.
Of them all, my 2007 Sahara 4 Dr is my favorite. My son and I drive it from Coastal NC to Utah two to three times a year, that's 36 hours straight through. We gutted the back and sleep there between driving shifts.
We spend a ton of time navigating washes, gullies, steep banks, deep sand, water, rocks and whatever while prospecting. We did the same kind of offroading with our other CJs and older Wranglers. Except for exit angle, the 07 4 door Sahara is the near equal of any of them, and I would never have considered cross country trips in the others. It is an amazing vehicle and it gets decent mileage.
Yes, my T-Top leaks and my dog pees on the rug sometimes. Goes with the territory. If you don't need a Jeep Wrangler, don't buy one. If you are worried about and can't get past leaks, you probably don't need it badly enough. Get a Liberty or a Grand.