I bought the 2007 Jeep Patriot Limited with around 42,000 miles on it for just under $16,000. Drove the car until 75,000 miles and the transmission failed. The gas mileage was not great and I was filling up quite often despite the mileage being superior to other Jeeps. Over the course of its lifespan I have had to replace battery, serpentine belt, pulleys, alternator, passenger side mirror, and one day I won the lottery with the transmission. The cost of repair was no less than $3,400! I will never waste money on Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge products again.
2007 Jeep Patriot Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
I've owed this car for a little over 2 years bought it used and I've had nothing but problems with it. I've had to get the gas tank completely replaced because if I filled it up it would stall out, I've had to get the engine fixed, the A/C fixed, the transmission fixed. I drive from New Jersey to Florida once a year and it manages to break down every time to the point where I have to get it towed. Every time I've broken down (3 total) the mechanics have told me nothing is wrong with my car except it can't hold more than 3 people in weight and I can't go over 75 miles per hour or the transmission overheats. This car is absolute garbage
We have owned are jeep for 2 years and put 40k miles on it and in that time the transmission went 2 weeks after we got it and has acted weird ever sense the new one was put in. And I've replaced both lower control arms/ballpoints twice on each side. 3 outer tie-rods. And have replace the RF wheel bearing 5 times now and it needs to be done again. And it also hesitates bad when u want to take off b/c of the transmission style they used.
This SUV is beast! This is my 4th and favorite vehicle. I chose the older 2007 model because I like the rectangular shape of the interior better then the circular junk in the new models and it has that classic look. Mine came with leather seats, heated seats, aftermarket radio, sun/moon roof, nice rims, and dark tint. What more do you need? This car is just fun to drive. The ride quality is very smooth and can compensate for any crappy roads. Its nice to have that little extra clearance to go up a steep area which you cant do in a car without scratching the front end. Over all this car is just great and the best transportation to beat around in.