Introduction to the Jeep legend....
I leased a 2011 Jeep Patriot Sport automatic 4WD.....for three years....In that entire time - it was faultless.....Nothing broke - nothing vibrated - no funny noises....It was perfect. Maybe I was lucky. It had the 2.4 petrol with the CVT and was a great vehicle....I am now considering a Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, as I have had a couple other vehicles since the Patriot and miss the capability. And that brings me to a something that amazed me - the sheer capability of what is a basic part-time 4WD...- although it does go single range 4WD.....I ...drove this Patriot thru many hundreds of k's of dirt tracks and goat trails....I will admit I never tackled the Kimberly....but I did a LOT driving in the goldfield trails of WA......And it never, ever, disappointed.....Had to carry some extra petrol....and an extra spare tyre just in case (never used it)...but did use some petrol......It sucks the fuel in 4WD.....But they all do.....Anyway, it is comfortable, reliable, and carries heaps in the large boot....Great vehicle....I am not sure that the Renegade is a step up even though I have rented the Renegade Trailhawk in the US.....Boot seems smaller and I feel that the electronics and infotainment could have been achieved in the Patriot....and still have a vehicle which looks and acts like a Jeep. That said, for someone on a budget who wants a vehicle that can go almost anywhere.....The Patriot 4WD's will do it.....reliably....and comfortably....
I purchased my Jeep back in 2014 and have had no problems with it so far, I've racked up 92,000kms since them.
I always have the car serviced and have taken it on really long trips.
I love how you can fold the back seats down and also a stereo in the back, its great for when we go camping. 100% recommend this Jeep. I was worried after all of the complaints you hear about Jeeps but I can say this is an amazing car.
Great car, haven't had any issues after 150000kms
Cheap and reliable 4x4. It drives really well and it great on fuel. Tested it out off road and it went well but doesn't have too much travel. The back seats fold down flat creating heaps of room. I can fit my mountain bike in pretty easy. A great looking car!
2012 jeep patriot
its decent car for the price no problems so far but i dont 4x4 so far 40,000kms of my own 94 in total, well maintained so that may play a part, good on fuel relatively nice interior, although a bit slow. . . . . . . . . sd sd
- MK Blackhawk (2007-2016)
- Verified purchase
No issues after 76,000klm - Patriot Blackhawk MY13 Auto
Have always had it serviced. Have not had any issues. On long trips I get 6l/100klm and short 9.8l. Handles really well and have only had the breaks recently replaced with new tyres. Have had Honda's & Mazda's bin the past also with no issues. No complaints here. I guess every I'm lucky as I've never had a lemon.
Haven't been lucky with its suspension
Bought it brand new in 2011 for 30K and I really thought I had acquired a "long term new car happiness investment". However, with the time I started seeing so many gaps that turned me off heaps but decided to keep going with it as the price had already dropped dramatically. Lesson learned: if you really want a brand new Jeep, don't mark around with it for longer than 3 years. Pros: Comfy, reliable engine and 4WD works perfectly. Cons: Seating position is bad, so many blind spots even trying to adjust it. Fuel Economy: 9.1 on M1 and over 10 in C...ity. Boot size: very small for the category. Suspension: Front left ball joint worn out mid 2014. ABS sensor broke itself mid 2016. Also the Front right ball joint went worn mid 2016. Be careful if your mechanic is replacing only the ball joint, because if not done properly it can damage the control arm. I WANT A TOYOTA TARAGO!
(J)ust (E)xpect (E)very (P)oblem
- Bought with 1 child. Now have 3. Very squishy and cannot accommodate 3 car seats.
- No guts, will stall for a minute when you put your foot to the floor before picking up speed. Engine sounds as if it will kill at any moment when you try to push it the slightest amount.
- Since almost day 1 I have had issues with hazard lights coming on spontaneously and headlights flickering randomly also. Despite making multiple complaints to dealer and them taking the car for a week at one point to check , the will not fix it under warranty because ...they cannot 'identify' that there is a problem. Pretty dangerous when you are in the middle of a roundabout or freeway driving and your hazards suddenly come on! - At 3.5 yrs old and 113,000km the car overheated and lost power. Not even going there with this one - getting rid of it!
Don't buy a jeep
Problem after problem , electrical windows stop working, software issues when brand new-kept stalling until software updated. U connect stopped working at end of warranty, lights for tire pressure keep flashing low pressure in tire but all levels are the same and at correct pressures. I would never buy a jeep again or recommend one.
Fairly reliable and cheap on fuel
It's pretty quiet considering it's a diesel and is really cheap on fuel. (6.4L per 100km).
I'm 5ft and need more legroom to drive as my legs keep hitting the steering column when I get in
A bit squishy in the back if you put a carseat in
I had issues with the clutch
Not really suitable for 4wd unless you spend a bit
Dashboard is fine and well laid out
Air con is awesome and fast to cool the car down, even in 50 degree heat ...
2010 model. Drove ok for first 10,000kls. ABS sensors were a continual problem. 5 in 3 years. Lower control arms 40k. $600 Aust. $140 US. Not available for export. Chrysler not easy to deal with. Parts in Australia are nearly400% dearer than US. Parts quality and pricing are a real problem. These have no resale value so unless you get a good one be prepared to keep spending a lot of money to keep it on the road.
In all honesty I think the patriot is of poor build quality and very low on reliability.I am disappointed with my 2010 patriot manual I purchased brand new.
General driving is ok but the right front wheel grinds a bit in a slow turn ie into the driveway and now 6 years on the ABS, ECS and 4WD lights continue to show issues. I have never had it Off road.
Jeep service is lousy, wanting to charge $85 just to plug in and read their analyser (which can be bought of the web for $35 !).
They claim not to be aware of the issue and dont leave me e...
I love my Jeep!
I previously owned a v6 SAAB which was awesome until it was getting too expensive to keep fixing so I brought a jeep! I love my jeep. It is comfortable and great to drive. It may not have the fastest takeoff speed but I'm fine with that. It is great to drive in all weather conditions and even when I'm driving in a storm I feel safe and secure. The only downside is the dealership costs of service, but I can't fault the car for that! three years on I am loving it! and even my partner who loves his Nissan patrol loves driving the jeep. No mechanical problems at all to date. I'm using a local mechanic now who has a good reputation so I waved bye to the dealership costs.
A Love that died after 4 years
Brought second hand at 80,000 km & it now is only 116,000 km. Cost me $15,000 + $5,000 trade in, everything started off great for the first 2 years, but after that the list begins.
1/ the front wheels keep wearing on the outside rims, happened twice after 2 set of wheels where replaced - had to get new bearings - (odd size tyres $220 each).
2/ the turbo went (no recons in Australia cost $7,000 + labour)
3/ now the alternator has gone $600.00 part + labour
4/ another part went which is to do with the alternator to start the engine, 2 teet...
Unfortunately , I bought a jeep
2014 patriot. Owned for 7 months has been to dealer/s 13 times for
Engine overheating issues dealer can't fix
Gearbox issues that dealer can't / wont fix
Electrical issues headlights constantly flickering
Keyless entry dealer can't /wont fix
Put simply it's the biggest bucket of crap on the road and I can't wait for some misguided idiot that knows nothing about cars to buy this pig of a thing . Don't expect help from jeep their service is non existent they will brush u until the warranty expires and then u have to pay
- MK Blackhawk (2007-2016)
- Verified purchase
No Power And Poor On Fuel
I have a MY2014 Jeep Patriot Blackhawk, it looks great on the outside and the inside is ok. It's very sluggish and non responsive. Fuel is nowhere near what other reviews claimed, I'm lucky to get 450kms to a tank and I drive very conservatively. Its technology is also very basic, no reverse park sensors or touch screen display, etc.
- MK Sport (2007-2016)
- Verified purchase
Jeep Patriot 2012. Less than 50,000 km and gearbox needs a make over $$$
My partner really loved her black Jeep Patriot, purchased only 1 year old still under warranty. It is regularly serviced and had been a good car, for what it is, a Jeep! Until about a month ago when we noticed a pronounced noise in the 3rd and 4th gears. Was due for its 50k service which was when we were told the gearbox was damaged and required work. Unfortunately the car is no longer under warranty so we will have to spend at least $3k on replacing the bearings. Very upsetting and has left a sour taste so will sell it cut our losses and not buy another Jeep. I think the Patriot and Compass are renowned for their gearbox issues. Best stay clear from them.
Perfect for mums too!
My husband brought me this for my 21st birthday. I have the limited edition 2015 patriot with the silver trim. It looks amazing I feel baddass in it. It's safe reliable and I honestly couldn't fault anything.
My daughter only goes in this car it's solid and just sitting in it you feel much safer then in a different car. I love it!
tough and Solid built, Safe to drive
Had my Manual Jeep Patriot for 1 year now clocked 23000 km mostly on the motorways, extremely good fuel efficient 8.5l/100km motorway and just under 10L normal. Can use all types of fuel, feel a bit sluggish with 91 octane, 95 and 98 is ok. Paintwork is excellent on mine, cant seem to fault it as yet, had no issues, Great service deals for 5 years with jeep $250 approx/service twice a year. They throw in Jeep road service as well for I think 3 or 5 years. Jeep radio Uconnect is pretty cool, select songs, pairing devices with voice commands, alt...hough sometimes it doesnt seem to understand English. Great warning for seat belts, low tyre pressure and lights on. I love the seat warmers during winter. Yes strong and safe with 5 star Amcap rating.Handles quite well, with Hill start assist for slopes, Plenty of legroom for both front and rear passengers. Can recommend this to anyone. Yes I had the best Salesman and Manager, they were so professional and gave me a great deal.
Purchased in December 2014.
jeep quality and customer service...what a joke!
Lets start with the positives.
Patriot seems to drive and handle well.
Good on fuel.
Now for the ever growing negatives.
Picked up my brand new jeep patriot from my local dealer. First problem a chipped front window which was repaired within a fortnight...not to bad.
Next issue which was evident from initial pick up, both plastic strippings on Outside of roof were already peeling off..isn't this a new car?..
The final and most frustrating issue was the extremely poor blotchy paint work. Covered all over the vehicle were spots ranging f...
Worst car I've ever driven.
I'm in the middle of a holiday in the U.S. and hired a car to drive across Death Valley. On arrival I was allocated a Patriot with 8000 miles on it. The first surprise was that after only 50 kms travel the fuel gauge was between a half and three quarters. Next I found that it had no guts at all revving up to 5000 rpms just to get up a tiny rise. Also the noise the motor made had me concerned that we wouldn't make it across the valley. All up my first Jeep experience was a total shocker.
Questions & Answers
Hi guys so we're up for another car and going to have a look at a 2015 patriot limited any advice or what I should check for under it's hood when I see it and test drive it this one I'm looking at has had 1 owner and has done 97000kms on the clock the interior is smiko apparently it was a trade in for a later model any advice would be amazing.
I'm looking at purchasing a patriot 2010 model. It has 181,000 kms on the clock can an owner of one tell me if this amount of kms okay for the price of about $6000?
Stay clear I own one and has halve the kms and nothing but trouble. If considering make sure you get a mechanic to check it out before you commit to buying. 9 yrs owning mine I've had lower control arms and ball joints replaced, front wheel bearing replaced 3 times. Clutch and gearbox issues and I've only just reached 100,000kms.
Gday, I'm looking at buying a 2008 Jeep Patriot MK diesel. Anybody got any advice or reviews? Anyone had any issues?
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