My new 2012 Patriot Latitude. Now my 97 TJ with a 3 inch lift and 33s will no longer be my Daily Driver. Less gas and more freedom to wheel without the fear of breaking something and not being able to get to work. Do wish they had a model in Rescue Green or Copperhead. I like those better, but didn't mind this color.
Picked up my new MK on Saturday and I'm loving it. So I thought I'd post some pics. It's a 2012 mineral gray limited FDII with every package group they offered. I traded in my 2004 TJ, it was a bit sad at first but once I got in the new MK I quickly forgot all about it lol. So on to the pics.
Next to the TJ at the dealer:
After I brought it home:
First thing I did was remove the dealer stickers and added my new decal
Quick shot of the inside:
Next to my WJ:
__________________ 2004 WJ Laredo-selectrac 242-I6- Custom XJ intake w/Amsoil cone filter- PSC HD Pump & Res- PSC ported box- B&M trans cooler- B&M PS cooler- Custom chevy 1 Ton over the knuckle steering- Rough Stuff 1 Ton tierod & draglink ends- Saguaro 4x4 Front 3/4" shackles, Rear hitch & Warn 3/4" shackle-Mopar Front skid,Gastank skid -IRO TC skid- RRO super sliders- 6.5'' IRO critical path lift -IRO extended rear arms-Bilstein 5125 shocks -IRO F&R 6.5'' Bump stops-Carolina drive shaft-16x7 black soft 8's - 34'' Super swampers-Yukon 4.11 gears -Ultimate RCV shafts - LockRight Locked ECGS bolt in rear D60 -35 spline Chomloy shafts -BTF HD diff cover -IRO Adj A-arm-OX Locked super D30 -OX HD diff cover -OX drive away lock-Rock Krawler d30 truss-Stillen rotors & Matrix pads-JKS Adj Track Bar-JKS Quicker discos -Relocated OME SD-40 Steering Stabilizer-BDS stabilizer brackets-Relocated washer bottle-Removed rear sway bar-Cobra CB-TomTom one XL navi-alpine deck
We'll after lots of research...i finally purchased my wife an MK! Picked up a 2012 Patriot Sport, 2.4L, Off-Road and Trailer package, FDII. Mineral Gray with tan interior. Picked her up with a whopping 16 miles on the clock! Needless to say...i never get to drive it. I'm stuck driving the KJ!
Fell in love with this guy when I saw it on the lot. '12 Latitude with Sun & Sound package. Drove it off the lot with 7 miles on it. Lemmie tell ya, the engine break-in period was brutal on me. There were so many times I wanted to step on the gas and get through some mud (and traffic), but had to really restrain myself.
Now I just need to get started on some mods...
Well I have to give my '12 patriot even more kudos. Today I was stopped at a red light when I got bumped by the car behind me. Get this, it was a county sheriff in a charger with a brushguard. We pulled over to check the damage and I had none. We looked it over biut couldn't find a thing. Well we shook hands and I drove away. Half a mile up the road he pulled me over. When I put down my window he asked for my phone number because he had to report it to his sergeant. Turns out his brush guard got bent and was now touching his front end. I have a whole new respect for my Patriot.