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2012 Jeep Patriot Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Love my Pat by bmckeeman

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Introduction

Purchased a 2WD Pat with the Altitude pkg over a 4x4 latitude. Performance in snowy Ohio winters without 4WD has been exceptional. I do not regret skipping the 4WD option.
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rnLots of aftermarket options (not as good as the wrangler, but still pretty good).
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rnReliability ratings so far give me hope that it will last as long as my previous toyota.
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rnPrice was AWESOME for all the features you get, and my dealership experience was wonderful (first new car purchase).

Reviewed: 2012 Jeep Patriot

4dr SUV 172-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

Why the 2012 Jeep Patriot?

Why Not the 2012 Jeep Patriot?

Fuel economy

I hoped for better mpgs. It is a little bit under the EPA estimates, especially in the winter time.

Tires

The firestone affinty stock tires are GARBAGE

Materials & workmanship

The interior has developed a few annoying rattles when driving on rough pavement

Conclusion

MPGs could be better, history of problems regarding the ball joints needing early replacement.

DO NOT buy a Patriot with a sunroof...notoriously leaks.

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