Originally Posted by Englishmaninpoland
Good day fellow off roaders and SUV lovers, As you can see I am a English man in Poland! (Sting tune), I'm an alien. Ok to the point
I'm looking at buying a used Jeep Patriot and wondering if there are any known faults or weaknesses I should look for or be weary of?
2 litre crd diesel European
I know that's big number on the clock but I'm on a tight budget and cars and prices are terrible here. From my first visit this looks like a well kept original car.
Thank you all for your time
An "original car." I think Patriots are a little ways away from becoming collector cars but down the road (say a couple decades) it will be nice to say its all original.
At 200,000 kms you are getting to the point where things may go wrong, but that will happen to any vehicle. f you're dealing with the original owner you can probably get a feel for how well your Patriot was cared for.
As for known problems, the early years were notorious for leaky sunroofs.
Many complained about front end problems but I've had no problems. After a point things do wear out; nothing premature here.
The subframe rust was only on 2007s due to a poor quality steel (according to my dealer). I had them check my 2008 and he said he was amazed at how good the subframe looks, especially considering its into its 9th New England winter -- we get a lot of snow here and the DOT uses copious amounts of salt to keep the roads safe.
Overall I'm quite happy with my 2008 (now at 233,000 miles) and we bought a 2014 for Wifey. She loves it. No problem with Hers either.