I'm excited for this little thing, if it turns out to have a V6 with a possibility of a Manual trans I would probably trade up my Patriot. I love my little Patriot, It's really a thing you have to drive to understand, I was not expecting to like it when I test drove it, but I did. I'm enjoying my MPGs and my manual trans. I took it on some soft roading trips and it did impress me, the thing has more ground clearance then a stock ZJ... But to get to the end of all of this ranting? If this Libery/Cherokee turns out like the patriot or is improved in any way It will be epic. Don't judge a book by it's cover, try it for your self.
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.2L V8- NV3500 - Blown D35 8.8 replacement some day.
2010 Jeep Patriot 5 speed manual-- DD, 27-31MPG :D
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 - Work Truck/Plow 5.2L NV3500
2005 Nissan Titan - Hauler
"The Jeep is Americas only real sports car!" - Enzo Ferrari