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Unread 09-09-2008, 02:14 PM   #46
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Bought the 08 Compass [5 speeed manual] on 6 / 2 / 08 & by 6 / 22 I knew I made a mistake. Biggest objections were, noisy ride , poor ride & handling quality especially with the Firestone Afinity Tires which I swapped out for Michelin Hydro Edges shortly after that. Although they made a huge difference, I just could not get used to this car so yesterday after much thought, consideration & research, I test drove a Patriot & found it to be a totally different vehicle so I bought it & traded in the Compass on it, Am picking it up tonight.

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Unread 09-09-2008, 07:08 PM   #47
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only have about 2200 on my 08 patriot FDII.

so far i really like it.

i did check out the new 09 interior today, and it is a BIG IMPROVEMENT.

overall, very satisfied.
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Unread 09-10-2008, 08:44 AM   #48
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Absolutely no regrets

4x4, auto, lifetime warranty, power windows/locks, huge cargo room (More than my BMW X3), for $17,000.....no regrets here. What other car company offers this?!
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Unread 09-11-2008, 02:35 PM   #49
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I would not buy it again. We've had no real problems to speak of, but I don't like the car itself. Underpowered and undersized for what my family needs. Just took a 800 mile road trip and barely got 21 mpg for the trip. 80 mph it was at 3000 rpm most of the time. Just changed the plugs and switched to synthetic oil.

I don't feel confident that if I needed to accelerate for a lane change or on ramp that it has enough power.

I'm 6'3" and when I'm driving with my son in the car seat behind me even he does not have leg room.

The car just feels cheap and poorly put together.
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Unread 09-11-2008, 05:01 PM   #50
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I probably would if gas mileage were better and interiors were better quality. (Caliber interiors have not been refreshed, I'm not sure if they're going to) I'm about to change locations and head back home, so its a 50 mile commute one way. I'm eying a VW Jetta TDI as a replacement for it, same amount of room, nicer inside, not as good looking on the outside, and 50 MPG with 276 lb ft of torque!!! That's my main drawback to many Euro cars, they're boring on the outside, but American interiors (especially Chrysler ones...) can't compare. Sad to say that my orange wagon might be leaving me, but you gotta do what you gotta do. If I could legally get ahold of a VW 2.0L TDI (the CRD engine used in these) and put it in mine, I'd keep it forever. Good gas mileage and great looks! Too bad there's currently TMK no plans for diesels in any MKs or PMs...
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Unread 09-15-2008, 06:22 PM   #51
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Would I buy again? That's hard for me to answer right now.

I have a '08 patriot that's just comeing in at 4 months old. I really like the roomy Patriot, and the looks.

UNFORTUNATELY, it's been in the dealership service shop 3 times so far for the same problem. It stalls constantly. The first time it was so bad, I had to have it towed in. It only had 800 miles and I owned it almost 1 month exactly.

Now it's in the shop again as I type this.

If you asked me right now, I would say "NO, I would not buy a patriot".

If you asked me when it was running fine, I would say, "HELL YES!"
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