After having two previous Patriots that I loved (need pick up) I searched papers and used car lots for years thinking if I found the right one I would snap it up. This year I bought a new GMC Sierra and wrote a check for $65,000…needs changed shortly thereafter and at the same time a friend said he saw a “ like new” 2012 Patriot Limited 4x4 on a nearby Cadillac lot. With 104,000 on the clock not exactly new, but body and interior were immaculate ( according to friend) so I told him to have the Jeep delivered and I would pay with cashiers check ( funny but they did not want cash because of federal regulations). Love the little Jeep but found it needed front end work and a new pan gasket, had the Jeep dealer put on a new set of tires at the same time..$2000. Then the next week I took it back for vibration when in gear at a stop….4 motor mounts…had all fluids and filters changed in CVT and all wheel drive system, not a speck of rust anywhere on the undercarriage as it spent most of its life in Southern Nevada, $1800..( this dealer did not mind cash ). Pick up is six months old and 2000 miles on odometer..Patriot buzzes around town and makes trips to VA and shopping as most everything is an hour away (Texas) so far delivering an average of 26 to the gal on the road. As gas approaches $5 a gal. the pickup will be reserved for long trips where comfort and all the modern goo-gaas can be appreciated and the ten year old Patriot is carrying the load with head held high.