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It was trusty...
By joe_e on
2007 Jeep Patriot Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
Drove a 2007 AWD model for 5 years. Note: at no point in time is the machine EVER 4x4. Even when you flip that little switch up, it never goes into a 'true' 4x4.
Got it as a daily driver, as my '99 Cherokee was a bit heavy on gas usage. When you buy this vehicle, you're getting exactly what you pay for. The CVT is one of the most worthless inventions for automobiles, mileage notwithstanding. Leave it for ATV's and snowmobiles.
It worked well in Wisconsin snow with the AWD, but still was no more than an AWD car, not a Jeep by any stretch of the imagination. It began to be a bit much.
Caught fire on some grass, burned the entire machine into a skeleton of itself. Not. A. Jeep.
Liked the luggage rack, and the interior space WAS just cheap plastic, but it was durable. Hauled tons of wood, 3 dogs, sand, kayaks, anything you can imagine. It looks very good, but under the skin, it's just a car.