2008 Jeep Patriot Consumer Review: Stay away from the cheap jeep

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Stay away from the cheap jeep
By alanhatesjeep on


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


The most expensive car to maintain I have ever owned in 34 years. Like everyone, I have replaced tie rods, and ball joints continuously since I bought this jeep new in 2008.
I also replaced the engine
in 2012, due to a broken connecting rod, at 118,000 kilometers.
Chrysler refused to warrant, as it was past 100,000 km.
Thought I would just run it into the ground after I paid over $6,000 to have a used engine installed.
Guess what?
At a 130,000, a pin in the driver door snapped off and now the door will not close.
Probably not a big repair, but enough is a enough.
It is no longer insured.
Finally decided in early 2016 it was time to get it back on the road and sell it. This was after it sat for three years. Guess what? $5,000 + in suspension repairs! Needed front and rear alignments and virtually every suspension part replaced. Currently every warning light concerning EPS, TC, 4x4 and ABS is on, so I still can't sell it.

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By sunfier
on 02/23/14 19:55 PM (PST)

NOTHING BUT PAIN!!!!!!! was so pleased w it at first but since then have had over 5000$ worth of work done and the only thing to really get fixed was the transmission! had water leakage over the heater core and onto my driving foot on the accelerator at burning temperatures! really dangerous! the transmission was replaced under warranty but jeep actually sends out a claim advisor before the mechanics recommendations r approved! no power getting into intersections OR accelerating at red lights when they turn green, chugs and jerks, dealerships charged 750$ for a supposed loose engine mount (not covered under warranty) and the engine light went off for a while, a month later back on!!! NEVER AGAIN!!!! AM TRADING THIS IN BIG TIME!!!!

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