So far very satisfied, is some noise from maybe shocks.
We got the 4 cylinder.. love the gas mileage!!! Its an SUV but is small.. perfect size to me! Couple things we don't care for is the engine is loud. It kind of roars.. I'm guessing its cuz of 4 cylinder?? And it drives like a stick shift. It has the 5 speed option to shift without the clutch which is cool but when we don't use it still down shifts like a manual car. Overall we love our Jeep and plan to keep it for a very long time!!! Worth the money
I purchaced my patriot 4 weeks ago, and while it is a little soon to write a review about it, I felt the need to give my initial thoughts on this wonderful vehicle. First of all, I am 16, and this is my first vehicle. When looking for cars, I was searching for something that had lots of leg room (since I'm over 6 feet tall), a young and sporty vibe to it, and most important, safety. This jeep has all three of those qualities. My first impression with the amount of space in the cabin was pleasantly suprised. I had read reviews that said that patriots were cramped, had little leg room, and were all around uncomfortable. This is false. Sitting in the drivers seat, I feel like I have just enough space for my legs and body. Coming from someone who's almost 6'2, that's saying something. My family members who rode in the back seat said they had plenty of comfort and room back there, even with my seat scooted all the way back. The looks of this jeep are great. If you're into the classic round headlights and the classic jeep flair, but perhaps not something you'll drive through the mud everyday, the patriot is for you. I originally had jeeps in mind because they are large vehicles that look young and sporty. Since it is extremely difficult to find a compact SUV that isn't considered to be a "mom car", I was happy that this car met my requirements, all while looking fresh and exciting. In fact, my favorite thing about this vehicle is that it looks like an SUV, but doesn't feel like an SUV at all. I don't get the feeling of "I'm looking down on you" while on the streets, and yet I had the pick up and go feeling I desired. This car literally drives like a dream. And lastly, the safety. Jeeps have received 5/5 stars in their federal crash test ratings for their safety features. Added side air bags are a nice touch that really sold my parents on this car. The jeep website has a full list of safety features that you can look through if you wish. So, in conclusion, this jeep is the perfect ride for everyone that likes ample interior space, off-road ability, classic sporty looks, and a strong dedication to safety. Happy Jeeping. : ]