Without a doubt.
2008 Jeep Green Patriot 5 speed.
2008 Surf Blue Patriot 5 speed.
My husband and I each have '08 Patriots. I got mine first to replace my '05 Xterra that was having severe engine problems at 23K (the build quality was atrocious!). I was really glad that Jeep offered a nicely equipped Patriot with 5 speed. Some companies will make you go bottom of the barrel if you want a 5 speed. Mine came nicely equipped with power options, cruise, and a power moonroof for under $21,000. I didn't get the blowout deals that others had (I could have bought a fully decked out Compass for $18,000, but I wanted the extra cargo room that the Patriot offered) but I did get the $500.00 cash back deal. At the time, my husband was driving a '96 Rav 4. He was getting really bad gas milage, and the ride was nothing short of punishing (he does 120 miles round trip/day). He was so impressed with my Patriot, that we looked for a base model one for him (he didn't want the power options). With discounts ($1000.00 that time), we were able to get his for under $16,000, which really worked for our budget.
Now he's got over 11,000 on his (bought in December), and I've got almost 3500 on mine (yes, my commute is much shorter than his), and we have no complaints. I'd recommend it to anyone.