My husband and I have 2 Patriots-no roof leaks (knock on wood) have had them for 2 months now. We've had some POURING rain storms, and they're dry as a bone. Mine has the sunroof
. We bought 2008's. I think most of the roof leak issues were with the '07's.
I have the Jeep green (really nice), and my husbands is the Surf Blue Marine color (really sharp). I don't think Jeep has a bad color, but I'm a little tired of silver and black myself.
Good luck and go for the Patriot. We're delighted with ours!