2008 Jeep Patriot Reviews - Page 4 of 4

2008 Jeep Patriot Sport 4X4 2.4 from North America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired7 miles
Most recent distance4438 miles
Previous carMazda Tribute

Summary:

Happy with our purchase

Faults:

At around 3000 miles vehicle would not go into 4 wheel drive. Turned out to be a factory splice that was repaired by dealer.

General Comments:

The reason we selected the Jeep over competing vehicles was price and gas mileage. So far we have been very happy with it. We live in a snowy hilly area and so far it has lived up to what we expected it to do.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th March, 2008

2008 Jeep Patriot from North America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired35 kilometres
Most recent distance1000 kilometres

Summary:

The Jeep Patriot is a lemon

Faults:

The transmission went the third month of owning at 1000 km.

After the transmission was repaired, the same day as I picked the Patriot up from the service department, the transmission went again.

General Comments:

After two months of owning the vehicle, it would not go into third gear. The service department did not communicate to me regarding the nature of the problem. I had to call in week after week for an update, and I was told they did not know what was wrong with the vehicle. They were waiting for parts to be sent in recommended by Jeep Chrysler. Some of the parts arrived after two weeks, but we were still waiting for a shaft.

I received the call that the car was ready 21 days after I brought it in. I was told that I would be mailed a break down of what was wrong with the transmission. At this point I had to demand an explanation of what was wrong with the vehicle.

While the car was in the shop, I was provided with a midsized sedan covered by the warranty; I needed an SUV. After the Patriot had been in for two weeks, I asked to be upgraded to an SUV as I needed it for work; they refused.

I picked up the car after 21 days and asked if it was normal to wait this long for repairs on a brand new vehicle.

The service manager replied "yes, the manufacturer is using the parts to build new vehicles and is reluctant to send parts to repair vehicles that have already been purchased."

I left the service department, and 4 hours later the gears were slipping and I could only drive in 2nd.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th March, 2008

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 12 reviews