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 Post subject: jeep patriot for the wife ???????????????
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:19 am 
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ok so my wife is complaing that her 2003 honda accord v6 with 103,000 miles is "getting old" and whe wants a new car i think the accord has plenty of life left but we are looking into what is out there.

she said she wants a 2012 grand Cherokee but thats is way out of our budget right now.

i think the we can do a patriot but that is the one jeep I know little about and she said it looked very low at (but then again she is use to my lifted KJ)

so far we looked at and drove:
2012 Jeep Liberty KK but gass milage was an issue (all the partents say we need one fule eficant car)
2012 Hunday Elantra i know hunday has come a long way the past few years but to be its still a hunday.
2012 chevy cruse

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she said we need at least one car thats good on gass; and im not giving up my jeep. she said that the cruse drives better then the hunday but we can aford a fully loaded

what dose every one here sugest like i said i know very little about the patriot what other cars should we look at or should we hang on to the honda

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 Post subject: Re: jeep patriot for the wife ???????????????
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:34 am 
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Have you looked at Subaru?
The outback gets around 22/29 MPG.
They have always been as dependable as a sewing machine.

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not the out back but my sister got a 2011 subaru and was in a horible car accedent 6moths later she walked away with out a scrach and now drives a 2012. my family thinks subarues are great cars and actuly sent a thank you letter to the company for building such a safe car.

however my wife said the car is ugly

I think its a much nicer then hunday

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What about a Baby Grand, erm, Compass?

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i have driven the new Compass i liked it but i feel that it was under powered

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:53 am 
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not sure if the compas is in our buget the patriot is pushing it a bit do ether of these jeeps have 4 lo i was not a fan of the first compass and dont no to much about these to jeep

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The CVT in the lil Jeeps is supposed to have a low range mode, but it's not as low as what you get with a transfer case.

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Is the patriot or the compass the jeep platform of the caliber? If so, I bought a caliber new and just traded it in for my CRD. As for the caliber, it had blind spots galore. That may just be the body style. The CVT was nice. Just felt the TC lock up and that's it. Fuel milage was OK. 100k on plugs, and easy to change. Only issues I had were tie rods wore out fast, though the replacements seem to be much better. Also had a wheel bearing go early and replaced. Oh and a ABS wheel sensor. Had the car for 130k and didn't take the best care of it and it ran great. I didn't love the thing like I love my CRD, but it was OK.

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ChooChooman74 wrote:
Is the patriot or the compass the jeep platform of the caliber? If so, I bought a caliber new and just traded it in for my CRD. As for the caliber, it had blind spots galore. That may just be the body style. The CVT was nice. Just felt the TC lock up and that's it. Fuel milage was OK. 100k on plugs, and easy to change. Only issues I had were tie rods wore out fast, though the replacements seem to be much better. Also had a wheel bearing go early and replaced. Oh and a ABS wheel sensor. Had the car for 130k and didn't take the best care of it and it ran great. I didn't love the thing like I love my CRD, but it was OK.

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The caliber and the compass are the same vehicle, just slightly different bodies, it just depends on if you want the dodge or jeep. If I remember correctly the dodge did not offer either 4wd or awd where the jeep did. When we bought my wife's new car in 2011 we were seriously looking at both of those. We didn't look at the patriot but I think I heard that it is the same platform just with the suv body. We ended up not buying either the compass or the caliber feeling that they were both under powered.


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Is the patriot or the compass the jeep platform of the caliber? If so, I bought a caliber new and just traded it in for my CRD. As for the caliber, it had blind spots galore. That may just be the body style. The CVT was nice. Just felt the TC lock up and that's it. Fuel milage was OK. 100k on plugs, and easy to change. Only issues I had were tie rods wore out fast, though the replacements seem to be much better. Also had a wheel bearing go early and replaced. Oh and a ABS wheel sensor. Had the car for 130k and didn't take the best care of it and it ran great. I didn't love the thing like I love my CRD, but it was OK.

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The caliber and the compass are the same vehicle, just slightly different bodies, it just depends on if you want the dodge or jeep. If I remember correctly the dodge did not offer either 4wd or awd where the jeep did. When we bought my wife's new car in 2011 we were seriously looking at both of those. We didn't look at the patriot but I think I heard that it is the same platform just with the suv body. We ended up not buying either the compass or the caliber feeling that they were both under powered.

The first years of the Caliber did have AWD, and it was only on the R/T with the CVT. That is what I had. With a set of 4 snow tires, that thing went awesome in the snow.

Thanks for the clarification. I knew one of them was the same platform.

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Sorry guess I should clarify. The current ones are only available as 2wd I believe


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My brother and his wife have an '08 Patriot 2wd. They love it so much they didn't trade it in even though they bought a minivan for their growing family, and he now uses it to commute to work. He gets over 30 mpg on the highway.

The patriot does come with a 4wd option, which probably reduces mileage by a few mpg's, but I bet it's great in the snow. The ground clearance is pretty significant, better than most crossovers.

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The Compass and Patriot both use the Chrysler MK platform, MK49 and MK74 respectively. While the Caliber is on the PM platform. All of these are derivatives of the Mitsubishi/Chrysler GS platform.

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Just remember one thing:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:12 pm 
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any foog fule efishent cars from nissan under 20k

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Grannysgoat wrote:
Just remember one thing:

A happy wife is a happy life. :)

thats what im trying to do and the dam honda broke down again it keeps smoiking

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test drove the patriot today the wife loves it she thinks its a low rider because the kj is so much hire then the stock patriot

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we perchaset a dodge journey we take delivory friday

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Kinda like the looks of the Dodge Journey. I try to imagine them lifted when I see them on the road. I'm guessing that due to your local the one you picked up is not all wheel drive.

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no its a front wheel drive and i could not buy a 2 wheel drive jeep i would have prefered to to by awd but i got out voted we r now picking up Thursday become she is impatient i will post pics soon

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