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Test drove a 2010 Jeep Patriot, 2.4 L 4 cylinder manual transmission. Has 84,000 miles, listed at $4900. Really loved the way it drove and love driving a stick, but I have read some horror stories of transmission failure on the 2010 Patriots. Does anybody have personal experience with the manual Patriots? What should I expect the longevity of this car to be?

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Should also mention, needs a new O2 sensor and the parking brake light stays on when the parking brake is not engaged.
 

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Hi Hockeyguy96, welcome.

On the transmission, bearings and slave cylinders have been an issue for some.

On the brake light, it could be a problem with the brake light switch, brake fluid level, brake fluid level sensor, a problem with the abs module, or a bad ground at G110 under the hood. You could try disconnecting the fluid level sensor (on the side of the fluid reservoir) and if the light goes out it's probably the sensor. Getting the codes pulled might help too.

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Also, if the car has been in a "salt belt state" you'll want to check the sub-frame/cross-members for rust. In addition to corrosion from road salt, the condensation drain for the A/C drips on the front cross-member and can contribute to the rust problem.
 
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