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Posted by mike on 2008/8/8 9:09:06 (4470) reads


The Jeep Patriot was recently named the "least expensive SUV to own" by Edmunds.com. The ranking takes into account not only purchase cost, but also fuel efficiency, maintenance, insurance, and depreciation - among other factors.

From the press release:

Chrysler LLC's Jeep(R) brand has a solution for sport-utility vehicle (SUV) customers seeking relief from high gas prices and economic uncertainty -- the Jeep Patriot. A study by Edmunds.com reveals that the Jeep Patriot is the least expensive SUV to own at 48.6 cents per mile.

"In difficult periods like this, it is vital that we continue to evolve our products to exceed customers' needs and Jeep Patriot does just that," said Robert Hegbloom, Senior Manager - Jeep Brand Marketing. "By providing great fuel economy, performance, handling and flexibility, all at an affordable price, the Jeep Patriot is a tremendous value."

The number one ranking is based on Edmunds.com's True Cost to Own data, which incorporates projected model-specific average vehicle ownership costs consisting of depreciation, financing, taxes, fees, insurance premiums, fuel costs, maintenance and repairs. The data accounts for total vehicle costs over a five-year period.

"Even though gas prices are high, some consumers are still in search of a sport-utility vehicle to meet their needs," said Jesse Toprak, Executive Director of Industry Analysis, Edmunds.com. "For those consumers, vehicles like the Jeep Patriot are relative bargains in their segment."

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skywater55
Posted: 2008/8/21 11:04  Updated: 2008/8/21 11:04
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Whats funny is many folks on this board were bashing the Patriot and Compass some time back...bash after bash...they are NOT true jeeps....yada yada yada...they might just be the savior of the Jeep brand, LOL...to dang funny....

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Posted: 2008/8/9 12:41  Updated: 2008/8/9 12:53
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You could bring a used patriot Diesel into the states...I am guesing it would cost you 10K ore more to do

Edit:Afer the currency conversion $26,875.9900

I found some used ones on ebay for $13-16K

http://motors.shop.ebay.co.uk/items/Cars__W0QQManufacturer946977f1ZJeep232b46QQModernClassic3aa42d22ZModern89b0573fQQModelYearf0c65f14Z20071774c5QQ_dmptZAutomobilesQ5fUKQQ_flZl2QQ_flnZ1QQ_gcsZ13QQ_mPrRngCbxZ1QQ_pcatsZ9800QQ_sacatZ9801QQ_verZ4?Model4710b09=%21&_fcsfc=0

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chuknchez
Posted: 2008/8/8 20:26  Updated: 2008/8/8 20:26
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I'm going to get a Patriot soon. Sorry to say my Liberty is junk. Nothing but trouble once the original warranty expired. Thank God I had the excellent power train warranty.

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jason
Posted: 2008/8/8 14:16  Updated: 2008/8/8 14:16
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Jeep patriot came to market at the right time for sure. With YTD sales up 119% and a new interior for 2009 the patriot will prove to be a jeep that has staying power. Now, if chrysler were to add the 50 state legal vw 2.0 TDI we would be sold out for the rest of the year!

Jason

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snakesausa
Posted: 2008/8/8 16:08  Updated: 2008/8/8 16:08
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+1

I would buy one NOW if it were offered with a manual and 4 wheel drive.

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MarkH
Posted: 2008/8/8 20:57  Updated: 2008/8/8 20:58
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You know U can get a gas version that way, right?
Go to the www.jeep.com website.

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snakesausa
Posted: 2008/8/8 23:19  Updated: 2008/8/8 23:19
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Yes sir, I do...

I am a diesel nutt... I have two 84' Mercedes diesels and a 02' Jetta TDI wagon.

If the patriot had the TDI that they install and ship overseas I would buy it now (oh yeah... it would also have to have a manual and 4WD).

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MarkH
Posted: 2008/8/9 7:11  Updated: 2008/8/9 7:24
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You could always buy one in the U.K. and try to smuggle it in! Check this: Patriot Diesel available in the U.K.
Close enough?

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Posted: 2008/8/10 13:55  Updated: 2008/8/10 13:55
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But Jeep only considers the 5 Spd manual trans/4WD package as a light duty 4wd. To get the more capable package you need "Freedom Drive II" according to the Jeep website, and that requires the CVT tranny. And fuel mileage suffers with the FDII package. I'm with the group that would need full 4WD capability , a manual tranny and a turbo diesel. Also, a real XJ would have all four wheels on the ground in that picture! I can't believe Jeep would post such an embarrasment! I guess they believe the independent suspension hype. I wonder if it is stuck?

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Posted: 2008/8/11 0:34  Updated: 2008/8/11 0:34
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All I need is a light duty diesel 4wd 6 speed manual with great mpg. I would use it to commute 84 miles each way to my country house and to make it down our primitive 1/4 mile drive that is sloppy mud when wet. It would also be useful in the snow/ice that we get a few times each year. If you want a proper 4wd then get the wrangler, I do not know if Jeep ever intended for this thing to be bought for wheelin'.

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jeepxk
Posted: 2008/8/8 10:10  Updated: 2008/8/8 10:10
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The Patriot was Jeep's right product for the right time.
No matter how we feel about it you must admit that the sales outlook for Jeep would be really looking bleak if it wasn't for the Patriot.
I downsized from a Commander to a new Liberty and am very happy with my choice. People compare the Patriot with the XJ but drive a new Liberty, it is so much closer to a XJ than the Commander and Patriot. It reminds me so much of my old XJ's in size and even the way it drives that I feel that I have a modern Cherokee!

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Posted: 2008/8/8 17:28  Updated: 2008/8/8 17:28
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The Libby may be more XJ-sized on the inside than the Patriot is, and it probably "feels" more like an XJ to drive, but the Patriot is virtually a dead ringer for the XJ in terms of exterior size and visual proportions (other than looking like they've got a low-rider suspension). I saw a stock XJ and Patriot side by side on the road earlier this week and I was amazed at just how similarly sized they were.

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Posted: 2008/8/8 21:00  Updated: 2008/8/8 21:00
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Almost...everything... gets thicker with age...
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