I think the Sahara is great. Took a few times driving to get used to it and appreciate it. The inline 6 has plenty of power. Hard top is great for the winter, soft top fun in the summer, especially when down. Handles good, but you do have to be cautious in bad conditions, like any vehicle. Great in the snow. No mechanical problems.
I love the fact I can do a u-turn anywhere. Super fun to have the top down. Shift on the fly 4-wheel drive.
Add rear disk brakes. Make the top easier to put up and down.