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Hello, I consider it a great privilege to be amongst Jeep Patriot, users and enthusiasts! I look forward to learning and contributing to this Jeep Patriot ,
In the meantime, I found this 2016 Jeep Patriot for sale,. It has been my dream to own it, and I think I just found a perfect opportunity to make that happen.

They asking price is $13,500 and it has 39000 miles with a Salvage Title.
If you guys have any suggestions on what to check.
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Hi, welcome to the forum!

Going just by the pics it looks fairly clean.

For me, I'd do the same as I would with any used car, but I'd also want to know as many details as possible on what happened to it (accident, been in a flood, etc.), what was damaged, and who did the repairs. If the car was submerged in a flood, I would pass.

Then I might want to take it to a reputable mechanic for a thorough inspection to verify the repairs, the odometer, and make sure the rest of it is in good condition.

To me, $13.5k is a lot for a salvage car, but considering the used car market, if it's been repaired properly, the rest of it is in good condition, and you plan on keeping it a long time it might be worth it seeing how similar vehicles of the same year with mileage closer to 100k are selling for close to the same price.

You might want to get the VIN and use the links below to check for existing recalls, and how the vehicle was originally optioned for comparison.



Do lots of homework, don't be afraid to ask questions, and don't let yourself be rushed to buy.
 

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Agree with the above. Definitely have a trusted mechanic check it over CAREFULLY! Tell him about the salvage title. Look for any stored codes that might indicate electronic problems.

It looks so nice, I'd be inclined to buy it. That's low but reasonable miles. You couldn't get anything new that's comparable for twice that price. Considering the price of used vehicles these days, you can do a lot of repairs with the money you save.

You might use the salvage title as a bargaining chip.

Finally, if you buy it and have problems, there's a lot of helpful folks on this site who are glad to help out.
 

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I own one (2016).. Here's what I learned about these (I researched the hell out of it before buying one). They tend to get a bad rep because the early years they used a jatco CVT transmission (which would overheat and fall apart) from 2007 to 2014. After fiat took over they switched the transmission to a 6spd auto made by hyundai (which I could find 0 problems with). Now with that being said, they do have problems. Namely front end parts (ball joints, tie rod ends etc.). This will be a car that will require more maintenance than normal, but the dirt cheap cost of these may balance out. Keep in mind though these depreciate like hell so don't overpay for one or finance negative equity.
 

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I wouldnt pay that much for a salvage vehicle, let alone a Jeep. I got my Patriot at 39k and it was good for 10k miles and than stuff started to fall apart on it. The parts are made in Mexico and Jeep took the cheapest route to the low end patriot..I honestly hate this vehicle for the hell I am with dealing with a known issue of blowouts and how that can lead to main wiring harness getting cut. I cant wait to sell my Patriot once its fixed and never ever do Jeep againb
 
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