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post #1 of 5 Old 07-06-2016, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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Current XJ Owner Looking to get a MK

I am currently a 2001 XJ owner, but it's finally starting to give me major issues at 236K. With that, I'm looking into getting a used Jeep Patriot. What would be the best year to look for? How well do they handle with high mileage? Looking for a daily driver, reliable, etc. since my XJ isn't so reliable as a DD any longer...any info would be greatly appreciated!!!

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-07-2016, 07:32 AM
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If you are getting an automatic go with a 2014 or newer (six speed transmission was added). If you want a manual then look for a 2011 or newer (updated exterior and interior started in 2011).
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If you are getting an automatic go with a 2014 or newer (six speed transmission was added). If you want a manual then look for a 2011 or newer (updated exterior and interior started in 2011).
Any thoughts on the CVT? That's what worries me the most. The current one I'm looking at is '13 w/ 40k and the CVT, and ridiculously below value...
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-07-2016, 10:36 AM
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Any thoughts on the CVT? That's what worries me the most. The current one I'm looking at is '13 w/ 40k and the CVT, and ridiculously below value...
Personally I would not touch one with a CVT. It makes the patriot almost dangerously slow. The six speed auto was the best thing they did for the Patriot/Compass.
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-07-2016, 09:26 PM
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Personally I would not touch one with a CVT. It makes the patriot almost dangerously slow. The six speed auto was the best thing they did for the Patriot/Compass.
^This, At least on paper a 2.4L 6-Speed auto Patriot is about as quick as a 4.0L XJ (0-60), though it may not "feel" like it due to the 4.0L I6s low-end torque which makes it feel quicker than it really is, while a CVT a Patriot is about 2 sec. slower 0-60 (and the 2.0L is even worse). Plus the CVT is very noisy, and many people (including me) don't like the feel/driving experience with CVTs, they definitely behave differently from any other transmission (since there are no actual gears, just a belt and variable diameter pulleys).

The CVT is also a pain in the rear to try and get repaired if anything ever goes wrong with it, most independent trans shops won't touch them (lack of equipment, training, etc.), Chrysler/Jeep has a "replace only" agreement with the CVT manufacture JATCO (a subsidiary of Nissan) so a Chrysler/Jeep dealer will only replace the entire CVT (at a cost of $4k+) for even a minor issue, some Nissan dealers will work on them (it is the same CVT used in many Nissan products), but many others won't work on a Jeep (or any non-Nissan vehicle, even though it has a JATCO/Nissan CVT).
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