Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor
Pros: What do you like about your 2008 Jeep Patriot?
It is nice looking and the interior seems comfortable. Hopefully it will hold up to Jeep reputation as in the old 'Willeys' and last for more than 10 years covering all aspects being; tough rugged reliable low maintenance.
My sister owns a 2008 4.0 automatic 4-dr w hatch back for rear storage space (trunk area) SUV Patriot.
Cons: How would you improve your 2008 Jeep Patriot?
Who designed and what is the purpose of the
CVT tranny? (Don't know if I am using the correct terms.) I do not like the way the tranny shifts, it feels like it does not catch up to the engine, like it drags. Doesn't seem to have much power. It takes a min to build it up even on a straight run. It doesn't seem to get good gas mileage either. Hopefully that is all of the negatives of the performance, engine & tranny.
And the idiot lights in the dash - are they dependable in that, they DON'T come on when it is too late, & do come on for preventative maintenance.
The luggage rack on top doesn't have a rim in front or back just on the sides.
Just driving it for 2days up here in Mt Shasta, CA I personally would not buy one of these. I wouldn't want to get stuck out in the woods if the tranny failed, in which it feels like it would just by driving this vehicle on the streets and Freeway here.
2008 Jeep Patriot Review:
1st of all, I would buy a 4wheel dr with a 5 speed manual transmission. Like I commented in the CON section, I don't like the tranny in this vehicle - the way it runs & don't trust its reliability. Trannys are way too expensive to replace, repair &/or maintain. The engine seems sluggish not enough ump to it, this may be due to the 4 cyl instead of a 6. So why make a 4 with no guts?
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