Looking at Patriot - JeepForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 06-23-2009, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
jlaudio_jeep
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bloomington
Posts: 255
Looking at Patriot

Hey everyone! I am looking into buying a Jeep but I drive 100 miles a day 365 days a year. I was going to buy a 06 Wrangler but the Patriot is DAMN SEXY! It also gets much better gas mileage. Now I am torn between the two! The Wrangler has the option of a removable roof and doors but the patriot gets good MPG and looks so sexy doing it. This will be very hard for me. I do like the the removable doors because it will make my job easier but is it worth loosing the extra MPG? I also love the fact they both come in a manual which is what I will buy no matter what I choose.

jlaudio_jeep is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 06-24-2009, 01:05 PM
ChillyWillys
Registered User
2008 MK Patriot 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 58
I bought my Patriot 2 months ago yesterday and I love it! It rides really smooth and handles very well. I've got the CVT automatic in mine. Like you, I'm in the northern part of the country and the winters get really cold and windy. If you get a PAT, I think you'll be very glad you have those solid non-removable doors when it gets cold and windy!

Forgot to add that I'm getting about 26 MPG - Highway when I use 6th gear in the AutoStick.

Good luck with your decision!

CW
ChillyWillys is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 06-24-2009, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
jlaudio_jeep
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bloomington
Posts: 255
Thanks! I am leaning towards the Patriot. I like the fact that its a four door. The best part to me is the fact that its a 4x4 4cyl and I can get it in a 5 speed. I have a car that gets close to 40mpg right now but it gets stuck in the snow a lot. The roads I travel for work are the last roads to be plowed and some of them never get plowed so 4wd is important to me now.
jlaudio_jeep is offline  
post #4 of 11 Old 06-24-2009, 06:07 PM
Gramps
The Necessary Evil
 
Gramps's Avatar
2007 MK Compass 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Madison/Janesville
Posts: 5,623
Snow? We don't care 'bout no stinkin' snow! I haven't meet a snow mine can't handle. Me too on the back roads to work, last plowed if ever. You'll love it! My favorite pic, been threw worse but didn't have the camera. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showp...6&postcount=41

Bob

Artificial intelligence is no substitute for natural stupidity

MK Skid Plate fasteners for sale posts 68 & 69

Also visit me at Photobucket
'06 WK Grand Cherokee Limited Quadra-Drive II, 5.7
'07 MK Compass Limited 4X4, AutoStick
Gramps is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 06-24-2009, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
jlaudio_jeep
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bloomington
Posts: 255
Cool I am excited to be getting another Jeep. I had a 94 Cherokee but it was a 4.0 and the transfer case was shot. I will be driving a 92 Nissan 240sx during the summer months and on days with no snow but the Patriot or wrangler (most likely the Patriot) Will be what I take in the snow. I will also want to take it to Badlands In Indiana once or twice a year when I can get the 2 inch lift and some bfg mud terrain tires on it. I'm sure I will love the Patriot I hope to bring home a 2008 Limited in the next week or two.
jlaudio_jeep is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 06-25-2009, 12:27 PM
snowmonster
Registered User
2008 MK Patriot 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 11
Go for the Patriot. I have a 4x4 manual and use it as my ski car. In the winter, I'm all over northern New England and the Patriot has not failed me. I have driven it on some very sketchy, unplowed and icy roads and it delivers. Aside from the four wheel drive, the electronic stability program has saved me from all sorts of skids. I have great confidence in the Patriot. In my opinion, the manual is the only way to go. It helps a lot in manevering in snow too. Best MPG I've had is 26 though but I have bad driving habits (trying to beat other powder hounds to first chair) and my drive is mostly uphill.

To you from failing hands we throw the torch. Be yours to hold it high.
snowmonster is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 06-25-2009, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
jlaudio_jeep
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bloomington
Posts: 255
Can anyone here answer this for me? http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f98/patriot-4wd-804416/ I have had 18 views but no one will answer it. This is my deciding factor on buying either a Patriot or a Wrangler. I would like to thank everyone for all the help so far. Without all the help I would be lost and probably get screwed into a vehicle at the dealer that I didn't really want.
jlaudio_jeep is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 06-25-2009, 05:19 PM
Gramps
The Necessary Evil
 
Gramps's Avatar
2007 MK Compass 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Madison/Janesville
Posts: 5,623
Here are the pics. DO NOT bypass the language filter for any reason. Thanks!
Attached Thumbnails
1Polished.jpg   2polished.jpg  

Bob

Artificial intelligence is no substitute for natural stupidity

MK Skid Plate fasteners for sale posts 68 & 69

Also visit me at Photobucket
'06 WK Grand Cherokee Limited Quadra-Drive II, 5.7
'07 MK Compass Limited 4X4, AutoStick
Gramps is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 06-25-2009, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
jlaudio_jeep
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bloomington
Posts: 255
WOW! I don't think I will come across snow like that here in Illinois too often. Its nice to know what they can do though.
jlaudio_jeep is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 06-25-2009, 05:52 PM
Gramps
The Necessary Evil
 
Gramps's Avatar
2007 MK Compass 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Madison/Janesville
Posts: 5,623
polished_heckle's is an FD II set up very nicely with a lift and some really decent tires. He can give you more details on his. Tires seem a priority for most, the rest depends on how much fun you want to have.

Bob

Artificial intelligence is no substitute for natural stupidity

MK Skid Plate fasteners for sale posts 68 & 69

Also visit me at Photobucket
'06 WK Grand Cherokee Limited Quadra-Drive II, 5.7
'07 MK Compass Limited 4X4, AutoStick
Gramps is offline  
post #11 of 11 Old 06-26-2009, 12:37 PM
snowmonster
Registered User
2008 MK Patriot 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 11
I've driven my Patriot (FD I, manual 5-speed, 4x4) on snow higher than that and it can handle it. Patriots rock!

To you from failing hands we throw the torch. Be yours to hold it high.
snowmonster is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Patriot ??? wdyer14 Jeep Compass & Patriot Forum 22 04-03-2012 08:26 AM
Patriot MPG? Wolfpack97 Jeep Compass & Patriot Forum 28 03-03-2008 08:16 AM
getting patriot, can't decide color! (how is the patriot?) taseal Jeep Compass & Patriot Forum 20 02-08-2008 11:46 PM
not sure about a Patriot RobsCrawlin7 Jeep Compass & Patriot Forum 19 01-29-2008 08:25 PM
My New Patriot kstiles16 Jeep Compass & Patriot Forum 26 05-11-2007 08:32 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome