2008 Jeep Patriot Consumer Review: Got Lucky I Guess

2008 Jeep Patriot - Consumer Review

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Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4-cyl. 4x4 5-speed Manual)

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Got Lucky I Guess
By dandt1 on


2008 Jeep Patriot Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Why won't Edmunds let me select a Patriot Sport 4x4 CVT?
After reading all the bad reviews on this car I thought I'd share my experience with our 2008 Jeep Patriot Sport 4x4 CVT. My wife purchased this car by herself, brand-new, before we met in December of 2007 and it currently has 93,000 miles. She wanted AWD and decent gas milage and liked that the Jeep Patriot came with a lifetime power-train warranty. The car was a little over a year old when I met her so I've had a lot of experience driving it and dealing with the problems. The biggest issue we have had is on the suspension components. Both front lower control arms had to be replaced at 65K miles. Now with 113,000 miles on it the front struts are shot. Also we have had trouble with the sunroof leaking occasionally and now there is a leak letting in a little bit of water near the top of the rear hatch. I suspect it might be coming in from behind the third brake light but I haven't taken it apart to check yet.

Best Features

  • Rear seats
  • Getting in out
  • Logic of controls
  • Interior design
  • Outward visibility
  • Active safety
  • Rain snow traction
  • Repair frequency
  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Electronics
  • Warranty

Worst Features

  • Acceleration
  • Noise and vibration
  • Quality of materials
  • Resale value

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