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Jeep Patriot Review

Discussion in 'Product reviews' started by Ich bin Gia, Nov 5, 2012.

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  1. Ich bin Gia

    Ich bin Gia Member

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    Hello,

    I am shopping for an SUV. I stumbled upon the Jeep Patriot when searching for an SUV crossover and I went for a test drive based upon the positive consumer reviews I read beforehand.

    Product use: I need a larger vehicle to haul the odd stuff because I have a few rental properties, so cargo room was a huge factor when shopping around.

    Price: I found the 2010 version of this vehicle with 42,000 kilometers to go for $10,800 CDN plus taxes, so it had a very alluring price point.

    Pros: The vehicle has great gas mileage since it has a 4 cylinder engine comes with 4x4 options, plenty of cargo space, great handling, excellent fuel economy and a good sound system.

    Cons: Jeep cut a lot of corners with this vehicle. I found the engine likes to make a lot of noise when going over 80 kms. Additionally, the interior was very budget looking and had a very plastic look and feel to it. Made me feel as if I was driving a Fiesta and not a Jeep.

    Summary: I did not go for this vehicle in the end based on the engine noises and the interior design. The exterior is nice (I like the front end of the vehicle) and it is not a gas guzzler, but overall, even though it costs more, I would go for the Jeep Grand Cherokee instead, or another SUV that offered better standard features and interior design.

    Last, I have a question, if you own an SUV, or where looking to buy one, which one would you go for? I am not looking to spend a fortune though. Thanks!
     
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  2. gregc24

    gregc24 New Member

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    I've always been a big fan of the Jeep Laredo. They were pretty popular here in upstate NY or a while. But with gas the way it is, i'm hesitant to get any gas guzzlers.
     
  3. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    I have a Mazda Tribute (Mazda version of the Ford Escape) and it is a pretty nice mid sized suv. I wouldn't say it is good on gas. I have the V6. I normally avoid the 4 cylinder models. How did you find the power?

    I want a TJ next.

    The Ford Edge is one I would like to test drive. The Grand Cherokee's are ones I have always liked.

    What features are most important to you?

    James
     
  4. Ich bin Gia

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    The power was just as good as with my V6 Nissan Pathfinder. Other than the noise it makes (revving) when going past 80 kms, it has sufficient power. I must say that once you get to 80 or 100 kms and maintain that speed that the noise goes away and it is not terribly bothersome. It gets twice the mileage as one would get with a V6 Nissan Pathfinder, according to the vehicle specs. I found a 2010 model with only 42,000 kms for $10,900 Canadian dollars, so they are very cheap, I am just afraid that they may have cut too many corners. The Edmund's report and other professionals give the vehicle a sub-par review, but 9 out of 10 consumers give the vehicle stellar reviews and even claim Edmund's is too snobby.
     
  5. jliehr

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    I have a Jeep Wrangler JK. It's modded quite a bit and looks fantastic :). I'm not the off-road modder type. More of speed/show-off. Full leather interior and iPad Mini dash :D.
     
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