This is my second Jeep product (I previously owned a 2000 Wrangler). These cars are tanks. Outside of the normal wear and tear stuff (let's face it, this is an 8 year old car), I haven't had any major problems. This thing is a ball to drive and handles anything that I can throw at it (snow, mud, heavy rain.) I have turned my wife into a Jeep lover as well (she recently got a 2006 Liberty which she has fallen head over heels for). While the rest of my friends' cars break down and get stuck in various weather related driving hazards, I can honk my horn as I drive by them and wave.
4-wheel drive system is great and the ride is relatively smooth.