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2013 Jeep Patriot OWNER RATINGS & REVIEWS
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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
I like the sporty design and spacious interior. It has great handling despite being a jeep. It has surprisingly good gas mileage. It comes well equipped for purchasing just a base model which I believe was very reasonably priced. Currently, at 56,000 miles with no issues at all. On the downside we purchased a 4 cylinder model which has very poor acceleration. Replacement parts also tend to be a bit more expensive as well.
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On the exterior the vehicle doesn't look bad. I actually think the black paint with alloy wheels appears pretty sharp. The interior is nothing special. Rather plain. I personally have the cloth seats, which are moderately comfortable for the long hours I spend driving daily. Fuel economy is alright, but for a daily city driver it leaves a little more to be desired. Biggest complaint overall is with clutch and transmission issues. I drive the 5 speed manual. As of now I'm on my 3rd clutch and 2nd transmission after only 50k miles. Several electrical problems have also arose that I have yet to attend to. Interior lights flicker on occasion. I have yet to diagnose this problem, but I'm guessing it might be a bad door closed switch. As far as quality of drive, road noise is a problem with this vehicle. At highway speeds it gets to be rather loud in the cabin. The gas tank is only about 12 gallons, so rather small if you plan to take this car on long trips. Plan lots of stops for gas! As far as the engine goes, it seems I'm always about a quart low on oil after 3000 mile oil changes. The vehicle seems to be burning oil rather consistently. This hasn't lead to any noticeable problems yet. Solid C- vehicle.