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post #1 of 122 (permalink) Old 06-02-2016, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
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Jeep Patriot* Is TTACís 2016 Worst Automobile Today

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Itís a Dodge Caliber festooned with a seven slot grille and boxy proportions. It exists for no other reason than to leverage the brand equity built up by decades of Jeep heritage. The Patriot*, according to your nominations, our writers, and your votes is ó by far ó TTACís 2016 Worst Automobile Today.
These Are TTAC's 2016 Ten Worst Automobiles Today
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Its nice to win something every now and then. To win it "by far" is usually a good thing too.
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I've been wanting to get a patriot but I see things like this and that the patriot isn't that great.
But how reliable has yours been?
how many miles do you have on it and what work did you need to get done or any normal wear and tear services. would you still recommend a patriot.
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I only have 11,000 miles on mine. Its been great so far and the 4x4 has worked really well too.
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cool, thanks for your input
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all for constructive criticism,
but article doesnt state why,
when i purchased my 07, i paid $21k for FDII 4x4, it suited me for what i intended perfectly, daily driver with some offroading
there was no other 4x4 in the price range at the time, nearest 4x4 was +$25k

as for the criticism of x6 m
design of sloping back is more of personal preferance than anything else
i wouldnt use such to put it on a worst list when it has a 567hp v8
guess they prefer the 1.4 ltr engines other cars are using,
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I would like to hear their warrants. Whether an article praises or disses a product, I always like to hear their reasoning..

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from reading it, they did a survey. I wonder how many people questioned actually owned/drove the car?

I think that a 4x4 patriot holds by far the best value for money of any other 4x4/awd car out there.

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post #9 of 122 (permalink) Old 06-02-2016, 02:41 PM
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Jeeps are unrefined period. I bought a bare bones Compass with 6at and I have no regrets. TTAC gets paid by auto companies to slander cars like the Mks. What vehicle out there used resells faster than the MKs. None. Patriot was awarded a while back as fastest vehicle resold in the USA. I think it was 24 day average time in lots which is fast.
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Exactly why I bought a Patriot. It is unrefined compared to the competition. I like the retro look and the simplicity. Others, including auto journalists, put more value on infotainment systems and numerous driver's aids to protect them while they play with their smart phones. Also, these reviews invariably focus on automatic/cvt owners (which are the vast majority) so they don't influence my purchases. Driving a manual is a completely different experience.
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I've been wanting to get a patriot but I see things like this and that the patriot isn't that great.
But how reliable has yours been?
how many miles do you have on it and what work did you need to get done or any normal wear and tear services. would you still recommend a patriot.
I researched SUVs nearly 2 years before my spring 2013 (LOL, 2014 model year) purchase....waited for the 6 speed auto to come out.
In my own mind, I debunked the magazine trash talk. At 40,000 miles I have no buyer's remorse, and my debt free life is kind of nice. When crossing the Canadian border, reaching back to UNROLL the back window, the guard's chuckle "they still make roll down windows?" gave me immense pleasure.

LOL, I might have to get out my bell bottom jeans to elicit even more gawks while driving my Pat. That article pleases my eccentric ways. I'm so delighted!

I guess we can all laugh on our way to the bank. If you can manage to read (between the lines) all of the article's comments, the truth about the Patriot AND it's haters is very obvious: The "new" Patriot is a decent vehicle considering its price, not to be judged on its initial crappiness. The haters hate anything not "in" - end of story.

Igster, you ROCK! Thanks for this gem!

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Add the fact that Nathan from TTAC or TFL actually likes the AWD 6at Patriot. He gave it a lease before you buy rating. I like the 2.4 FWD 6at. It gets a true 30 mpg on the highway going 65-70 with kids and luggage. I also like crank windows if it's raining you don't need the keys to close it up.
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That review is nothing more than a cynical writer looking for a place to vent some clever snarlies. That's why there are no facts to back it up. I wonder if that writer has a vehicle that can go 200,000 trouble-free miles? I doubt it.

The Jeep Patriot is likely the best buy on the market today. Its not hard to spend twice as much and get something that's almost as good.
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I've been wanting to get a patriot but I see things like this and that the patriot isn't that great.
But how reliable has yours been?
how many miles do you have on it and what work did you need to get done or any normal wear and tear services. would you still recommend a patriot.
Reliability isn't really the issue, the Patriot is consistently ranked one of Chrysler's most reliable vehicles, but the reviewers always complain that they are "outdated" (I personally think this is a plus, I hate most of the electronic crap they are putting in many newer vehicles), the "utilitarian" interior (still much improved from earlier models, and again I think is a plus, may not be as "fancy" as competitors, but holds up well), the handling (they're comparing it to crossovers with 2-3" less ground clearance and nothing resembling off-road ability), and it's general "cheapness" (it is a cheap vehicle after all, you shouldn't expect a "luxury car" level of refinement in this price range).
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I knew the drones would follow and come up with all the reasons why the article is wrong. You didn't let me down guys. So expected...
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