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post #1 of 10 Old 02-26-2012, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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Automatic or Manual Transmission

Hi guys

I'm from south Africa and I'm getting a patriot
Only not sure of which model
In SA we only have two models
The Limited Manual or Auto (with autostick)that's it

My question is which is better in terms of off road

The deals claim there is none as both are 4x4
So any help here???

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post #2 of 10 Old 02-27-2012, 12:33 AM
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Both petrol?

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post #3 of 10 Old 02-27-2012, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
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Yes both petrol
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post #4 of 10 Old 02-27-2012, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by ErikPeterson
Automatic CVT because you can get the freedom drive 2 with a four wheel drive-low. And you can put it in selectshift as well.
Unless things have changed FDII is only available with low gear, no auto stick.

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post #5 of 10 Old 02-28-2012, 12:18 AM
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FDII is not available in Europe, is it available in Africa?

With manual there is a danger to burn the cluch when offroading and not having a low gear. On the other hand, you know exactly what your machine is doing and it does not try to think for itself

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post #6 of 10 Old 02-28-2012, 08:54 AM
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I just went to Jeep international and did not see an option for the FD II off-roader. I do believe that it's only available in N.A.

The CVT has a low ratio of 14.37:1 and the 5 speed has a low of 14.74:1, no great significance there. I think it really boils down to driver preference and some good tires.

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Guys no FD2 in Africa so we only have Fd1 auto or Manual! I guess it's driver preference?
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post #8 of 10 Old 02-28-2012, 02:24 PM
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If you have a chance to test drive both do it. Many have found the CVT not to their liking and many are very happy with them. I have one and adapted to it very quickly. Since all of the new ones have AutoStick it works great going up and down hills. I agree with Urr on the potential of burning out clutches.

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post #9 of 10 Old 02-28-2012, 07:49 PM
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Mine little patriot seems to do fine with the 5 speed. I also seem to average around 27-30 mpgs. Once I managed to get 33 or so, I believe it was something like 415miles on the tank.

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If I was in a place without a Chrysler dealer nearby , I'd get the 5 speed.

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