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....
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
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!
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.
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 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.
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...
2010 Patriot. Fantastic.
We purchased our first New car in December 2010, a New Jeep Patriot. We required a bigger car with room in the back seat for our two boys, one whom is 6'3 and still growing. This limited many vehicles on the market but we had seen a nice Dodge on the road. When the dealer showed us the vehicle we wanted it had no room in the back seat as required and he pointed us towards the Jeep Patriot of which we had done no homework or research on. The back seat had plenty of room for long lanky legs. We came back 2 days later after some internet homework ...and took delivery of my wife's new car. We did order some upmarket parts from the dealer and also found bringing Jeep "Bling" in from the States is cheaper and easy, getting delivery within days of the orders placed. We have now had it for 3 years and my wife would not trade it for anything. (Ok, maybe a Ferrari swap) The Patriot has not let us down in any way and we have found the services to be acceptable in costs. We received an extra 3 years warranty for having it regularly serviced (every 6 months) at our dealership so that gave us a total of 6 years warranty. The only downfall is the small fuel tank. 50ltrs which as we are out of town, long runs are the norm so it is a constant fill compared to our bigger Nissan Patrol. I would have no problems recommending this vehicle to anyone. Comfort, reliability, space. Small fuel tank.
Great value for money, all round top car
I bought my Jeep at a runout sale from Jeep Albion back in march 2011. It's a 2010 model and had been used for test drives. It's the 2.4L 4WD Sport model without the cheap plastic trim. I got it for $24,950, so stoked. I've taken it to NQ where it's done the Daintree 4WD track amongst others. It's so roomy compared to a sedan, I'm 6'1" and I have no issues. Fuel economy is good, power to weight is fine, although the petrol model could use a 6th gear with a better torque ratio for towing. I haven't had a single problem, servicing is fine. I highly recommend this car. If I were to gripe about anything, it would be the indicator, it turns itself off too easily, so roundabouts are a pain in the backside.
Not for Eveyrone
This is my wifes car and was purchased 2nd hand a 2011Jeep Patriot 4wd with a CVT and a 2.4lr petrol engine with 30,000k on the clock . We have never owned a Jeep before but have found this to be a really good vehicle for what it would probably be a family runabout . Most people arn't aware that the engine is the same as the Mitsubishi 2.4 in the Lancer and Outlander as is the CVT Transmission . The only minus so far is that the servicing costs are higher than many of the competitors , a Jeep dealer service is more than a Subaru but not by a l...ot . The Mitsubishi service is cheaper but the vehicle drives better and is so car like to drive in comparison .The seats are the best and the car is quite well thought out ,which surprised me as I thought it should be a bit agricultural --Being a Jeep . It is a good alternative . Solid and drives well
Won over by the Jeep's charm,versatilty and fuel economy
Rising fuel costs chased me out of my V6 Magna,so the search was on to find a 4 cylinder car. My son and I are over 6' and sedans came up short with legroom. I stumbled upon a Dodge caliber and it impressed with huge legroom. Searching for one on the net constantly bought up Chrysler dealers,then the Pariot came into play. I saw it,liked it alot and then went off to drive a Mitsubishi Outlander to compare them. Everything the Outlander did,the Jeep did better.....so yes,I bought a Jeep :)
Value for money,features,fuel economy and the way the doors close with a solid thunk.
The handbrake is too close to the cupholders.
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