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Beware of interior LEAKS
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By spy178
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2009 Jeep Patriot SUV Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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We just picked up our new patriot 09 limited, sun and sound package on 8/5/09 and noticed our 1st leak (water pouring out of the front Dome Light) about 2 weeks later (1st rain storm). Come to find a Recall was issued by Chrysler on 8/7/09 for the same issue. Everything else is great about the jeep, but i've already had to take it in to have the leak issue looked at. Dealer claims to have resolved the issue by clearing a drain in the sun room. Judging by the many online posts on this issue, the same leak or a new one is likely to return. I would suggest that if you are in the market for a new patriot, to at the very least take it through the car wash a couple times on the test drive.


Favorite Features

The auto stick is fun to use and the leater interior is very comfortable.


Suggested Improvements

Get one that doesn't leak.


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Better Than Expected
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By tfiks
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2009 Jeep Patriot SUV Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I wanted an economical SUV that was still comfortable for a 6'3" guy with hip and back problems. The "Clunker" program w/the Chrysler rebate made picking the Patriot a no-brainer. The published reviews made me think I was "settling" for this car; but, after three tanks full, I'm very happy with my choice. I drove all day with three passengers yesterday and the guys in the backseat were comfortable. I'm satisfied with the engine performance and the CV auto too. I attached a small fish-eye mirror to the corner of the passenger side mirror and that helps w/the blind spot. I'm not crazy about the poor angle of upward visibility for a tall driver with the seat up and back.


Favorite Features

I love the ability to upload music and the touchscreen controls with UConnect tunes. Comfortable seats; EVIC features (ave mpg, tire pressure, compass, air temp, etc) are nice. Although I'm not getting the MPGs others are touting, I'm very happy with the gas mileage. 110-volt outlet


Suggested Improvements

Poor visibility with the short windows; limited space in the back; not much ground clearance (8 inches) for a SUV.


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My new JEEP Patriot
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By MissMolly
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2009 Jeep Patriot SUV Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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So far I really like my Patriot. I traded in a 1998 Mercury Mountaineer in the cash for clunkers program and got $8000 off with the additional $3,500 off from Jeep which was a great deal. It's taken some getting used to losing lots of the extras that my Mountaineer had that this car doesn't have such as automatic lights on/off and power seats, etc. but over all it is a great little SUV. It does get about 21 MPG, however it has a very small gas tank. I drive about 300 miles or more per week, so I am at the gas station at least every four days and that is getting old. Also, if you are used to a V8 or a V6, use caution for the first month or so when pulling out in traffic.


Favorite Features

Looks great, quiet ride, smooth ride, stereo ROCKS! don't get the cheaper model with small tires and no sunroof... the next model up is soooo worth the money. Did I say the stereo rocks? I'm 40 and I never thought I'd think a stero was very important until I heard the Boston Accoustics System


Suggested Improvements

Material in the cargo area is so cheap that it tore up the first time I put a box on it. Make sure to cover it! Need auto on/off for head lights. Blind spot is very bad - check your mirrors carefully


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what's not to like?
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By Donh36
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2009 Jeep Patriot SUV Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Cashed in a Ford Explorer for the Patriot and could not be happier. After 2 tanks of gas I am averaging 27 mpg and am very impressed with the performance and how quiet the engine runs. I went with the 5 speed and it has great pick up I had not heard great reviews about the performance of the cvv automatic.


Favorite Features

gas mileage is well over 10 mpg better than my old 2001 explorer


Suggested Improvements

Blind spot and rear window should open


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Love it
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By Guillermo
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2009 Jeep Patriot SUV Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I just bought my jeep patriot with the C.A.R.S. incentive and the 3500 rebate from the dealer. I had it for 12000 and I cant be happier. It feels very young and fresh. It's exactly was I was looking for. I have the black exterior color with tan color interior. DRIVING IT CAN'T BE MORE FUN. If you are looking for a small SUV with a sporty design and roomy interior this is the car for you. Mine has a soonroof and power locks and windows. Even my friends that has Hondas and Nissans are very impressed with my car. The seats are very comfortable and the distance between you and the steering wheel and the instruments is perfect. I wish my English was better to tell all the joy that this car gives


Favorite Features

sound system is really good, and it has connection to my Ipod. Soonroof is a must. ride is very smooth. Love the tire pressure sensor.


Suggested Improvements

none


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