same here, there was a very limited number of FDII's out there, and half the time I went to look at them, they were sold before I got there. But I made sure it was an option, that if I had gotten the FDI, I would have wished I had the FDII. my patriot is not my DD, it is the family car, and my wife is a stay at home mom, so she hardly drives anywhere. she tries to go when I'm off (I work 4 days, and have 3 days off) so we can all go together or I can watch one or both of the kids while she runs errands. so the fuel economy wasn't as big of deal.
We looked at a liberty, but the patriot was actually much more comfortable inside and easier to get car seats in and out of. I wanted a JKU, but when I put all the stuff on it I wanted, it wound up over 30k, vs the 22k I paid for my patriot. so far, 4500 miles and still very happy I got a sport with FDII. I also have the uCommand 230 with bluetooth and usb connector, which is really nice. and the power group. so all the options I wanted.