Every new car I've bought has been a first year model, the only car that wasn't gave me more problems than all the others combined. I understand the idea behind why a first year model would give you more problems, but is there any actual data backing this up?
2007 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited
Factory: Silver w/ black soft top, 18" wheels, auto
Mods: Windshield mounted Hella FF1000 driving lights, Rugged Ridge front grab handles, CLC rear grab handles, Teraflex 2.5" BB, Quadratec boor handle covers, Bestop spare cover, Custom front bumper, 17X9 Pro Comp 1079's, 305/17/R17 Buckshot Mudders.
In the works: Custom rear bumper.