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Thought I'd add a thread here for anybody else from Arkansas. I just bought a 2008 khaki Patriot Sport 2WD on 11/30/07, so I'm just starting to learn the ins and outs of Patriot ownership.

This is my first Jeep (first SUV for that matter); previous vehicles include:
1984 Buick Skyhawk Custom (my first car)
1980 Ford Escort L (wife's first car)
1989 Toyota Celica GT (my second car)
1995 Geo Prizm LSI (wife's second car)
1967 Dodge Polara (inherited, first project vehicle)
2000 Chevrolet Impala (my third and current car...and favorite thus far)
1982 Ford F350 XLT Lariat (my second project vehicle)
2003 Honda Accord EX 4-cylinder (wife's third and current car)
1980 Chevrolet El Camino Conquista (my third and current project vehicle, "pre-inherited" from my wife's relatives)

Now that I've got kids approaching driving/college age, I suspect my ability to keep a project car around will dwindle. My plan is to sell the Impala and El Camino to make room in the garage for the Patriot, and to drive it for the next decade while my wife's cars pass down to the kids as they leave the nest (hopefully). Afterwards I can get my midlife crisis vehicle, but keep the Patriot around as my weekend warrior...I plan to get the most our of my lifetime warranty!!
 

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got our own place here,all both of us,not room enough to list all the cars i have had,got first one at 15,ford A model,60yrs worth are a lot of cars,patriot has a good feel to it,have 1800 miles so far,have a lot to learn about it ,when you are young you know it all,get my age you learn how much you do not know,long ago i could fix cars,now -------no way!
 

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Hey nos, I am purchasing one thru AAFes(military) around fall time. THey put in the order and you pick it up at your dealer of choice. Which dealership did you get your Jeep at. What do you think of COOK Jeep,Landers and is there one by Little Rock Dodge? We also had a 1996 Prizm, I probably should kick myself for selling it, but the wife beat the body up pretty bad. I am coming home in June for 2 week I will see if Lander will replace the dash in my 2001 Ram, how they handle will be my gauge on getting their business
 

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hey, Nos, have you taken your jeep out to the sandbars on the back side of burns park. I took my 83 tbird out there once, believe it or not I made it out there, didnt do so well on the trip out :p. Someone with a toyota 4wd had to pull me out. water up to headlights.
 

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Arkansas is losing a legend with the reported closing of Cook Jeep in downtown Little Rock. I understand the logic of Chrysler doing this, but emotionally it is sad. One of the reasons I bought my Pat from Cook was their downtown location; I can drop it off for service and walk to my office. They're shutting down Crain Jeep on University too; unless I'm overlooking someone that means technically there won't be a Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep dealer in Little Rock...you'll have to go to Landers in Benton or Fletcher in NLR/Sherwood to find the nearest one.

RIP Cook Jeep

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Hello everybody, I'm new to the Jeep line of vehicles and new to the Patriot but I'm a born and raised Arkansan. Anyone else in the central Arkansas area?
 

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Hey everyone, I am in Northwest Arkansas born and raised. I think that I might actually be the first lifted Patriot in Northwest Arkansas.
 

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This is an old post, but what the heck. My wife and I BOTH have Patriots. Mine is red. Her's is orange. 2WD. However, we go out and rough it in the Ozarks on occasion. Love going out west on camping expeditions. We live in the Conway area.
 
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