2008 Jeep Patriot Sport 2WD 2.4 from North America
Durable, comfortable, capable, and economical
Tire pressure sensor replaced at 50,000 miles.
Nothing else at all.
While it may not be the best car in every category, it would be close. It was inexpensive to purchase, and I've spent next to nothing on repairs (1 tire pressure sensor).
It's easy on tires and I'm still on the original brakes. Good handling and ride on the highways, and fabulous in snow, even without 4WD.
It's not a performance vehicle, but acceleration is acceptable, and better than expected for a 4 cylinder.
Fuel economy is excellent for an SUV: high 20s MPG overall, low 30s on a long trip at 55-65 mph.
At 85,000 miles, the driver's seat is showing some wear.
1) I wish the rear window opened without the whole gate.
2) Rare tire size / few options - you must find something close and argue with the dealers if you're not staying with OEM size.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th April, 2012
1st Apr 2014, 23:37
Not even a Lexus would go 85000 miles without a single issue. There is not a single vehicle of any brand on the market that will show such reliability figure.
8th Apr 2014, 09:31
Now at 145,000 miles I've finally come to a few repairs. Since last year I've replaced the front and rear brakes, and the ball joints. Overall maintenance costs have been low. However, the CVT transmission was replaced (free under the lifetime warranty). If I'd had to pay for that I wouldn't be a happy camper, but since it cost me nothing, I'm OK with it. Still thrilled with the fuel economy: 30+ MPG on a trip, always above 25 MPG.
14th Apr 2016, 15:09
2000 Toyota Tacoma SR5 4x4 is stellar when it comes to reliability. I bought mine new, and beside the dual action passenger seat forward release cable breaking... nothing. Change the oil, filters, wiper blades, etc. That's it. 149,000 now and yet perfect.
3rd Aug 2017, 01:10
I wrote this review 5 years ago. I still own this Patriot, now at 252,000 miles. Had a wiring problem at 190,000 and debated putting $1000 into it at that many miles. After further consideration I realized I'd only put peanuts into it for repairs so I went ahead and did it. I've gotten another 60,000 out of it since with only maintenance items. Still going strong. :-)