+1 for larger tank volume! Speaking of fluids...it needs more drink holders, too!
For the most part, I will second what others have mentioned. The following things standout in my mind.
The "oh sh*t" handles are a joke! Even my girlfriend cannot wedge her dainty little paw into this thing. Ridiculous! Hopefully, after I install my Strut Tower Brace, these handles will be rendered (even more) useless.
The CVT is quirky for me. Gutless low-end torque and the engine sounds like a vacuum cleaner with an overstuffed bag at high RPM. The power train seems to be the weak link here, for me. However, it does get the job done but I won't be racing for pinks anytime soon. What's up with the big honkin' muffler? Looks like it should hold the extra fuel capacity I wanted.
I love the removable flashlight, but the mid-cabin area needs
illumination. I read a post where someone added their own set of lights, but no more info was disclosed on what they used or where they installed them. Oh well.
My Valentine One radar locator was a pain to wire properly while having it in a location not easy to see from the outside but still being able to function properly. My '01 Strat R/T was a snap in comparison.
I love how it looks. I get a LOT of compliments on my Patriot. All of my windows are tinted and I have front, rear & side OEM Air Deflectors & front/rear Splash Guards installed which gives a very nice custom look.
While some people seem to not like the headrests, these are the only ones I can comfortably use and not feel like a dentist is about to start working on me. I can also wear my baseball cap on backwards and the headrest will allow it. I am 6'4" and the cabin has incredible headroom. The seat & seatbelt height adjustments are wonderful. Even though I drive, the backseats are great. My passengers are amazed by the recline and headroom.
Overall, I really like my Patriot. It's roomy & comfortable while giving me a good sense of value. I purchased mine 1% under invoice (Affiliate Rewards), but I still would have paid more for it. Can't wait to see how it handles the Wisconsin snow season.
Side note: While I can't condone speeding, I was OVERWHELMED by how well this Jeep holds the road at 80-85mph. It's not exactly car-like, but much more civilized than a typical 4x4. I have the white-outline Goodyear Wrangler tires too.