Okay, I've put about 68,000 miles on my 07' Sahara. For the most part I don't have any real complaints especially considering I've beaten this vehicle up more than anything I've ever owned in my life.
First off, I feel that anything that I've broken or prematurely worn out due to off-road wear and tear shouldn't be counted towards the worthiness of the Jeep. I wore out the corny set of Bridgestone Duelers within the first two months of ownership. I wish Chrysler had decided to go with BFG's in 07'. The front and rear bumpers--need I say more?
The painted fenders have faired very well after having gone through thick, dense woods and whatnot. Give her a good washing and you can't really see the scratches. I've had no engine trouble at all whatsoever. However, I ended up having to replace the windshield washer fluid motor for about $175.
Here's the part that pisses me off: I'm not sure if someone sabotaged my Jeep or if it was due to failure but my right rear break caliper fell off, yes, fell off on my way home from work. Here I am driving down the highway when all of a sudden the break pedal sinks all the way to the floor!
At first I'm thinking one of my break lines must have burst or had been cut. I'm yanking on the emergency break and barely getting any results from that. Okay, I don't have that much speed built up and I'm in no immediate danger so I'm not freaking out at this point.
As I get off the interstate some guys in another car start yelling at me. I let my window down and they scream that my Jeep had been squirting break fluid all the way down the highway. I pull over to inspect the rear end and see that my break caliper was dangling by the break line.
Needless to say I'm pissed the fuque off. I've never heard of BOTH caliper bolts all off a sudden coming off. I just want to say that if anyone is ever caught buzzing around my Jeep I have a 9mm hollow point with their name on it--no joke. Anyways, I found a replacement caliper in town but I had to order the bolt kit from Amazon. I overnighted the bolt kit and did the break job myself. The whole deal cost me $55. I'm excited to say this is the first time I've had to work on my Jeep in several months.