"People" say not to buy the first year of a new model but is there really any evidence of there being more problems than second or third year models other than anecdotal evidence? Just because you heard of someone that had troubles doesn't mean they all have problems.
You're kidding right? 2017 JD Power Vehicle Dependability study.
Jeep has 209 problems per 100 cars sold. The only company worse is it's parent company Fiat. at 298 per 100.