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#14 of 46 Re: Article Comments 2007 Jeep Patriot First Drive [KarenS]
Aug 10, 2007 (10:39 am)
"The other good news is that the construction of the interior is not as embarrassingly cheap as the interiors of the Caliber and Compass are. It is merely cheap."
WTF??? The interior on the Compass & The Patriot are almost IDENTICAL!!!
Did this reviewer even drive a Compass??? This is quite possibly the worst review I've ever read in that it Slams the Compass hard but praises the Patriot - People these vehicles are practically identical - the only differences are the Looks, The Freedom Drive II 4WD system and the Suspension is tuned a LITTLE Firmer on the Patriot. Other than that they're identical.
And why is the reviewer saying that the Patriot looks better? It doesn't look better to me. I much prefer the looks of the Compass - but again looks are subjective and have little or no place in a car review.
Worst Review Ever!
Daniel Pund - you should find another occupation!!!
BTW: When will the Full Test for the Patriot be up??? It's been over 6 months since the First Drive!
#15 of 46 Obviously not a "Jeep guy"
Jan 26, 2008 (2:00 pm)
This is one of the poorest reviews I've seen. If a person is going to review a vehicle he should start an open mind. In the case of Jeep a keen eye on the history books doesn't hurt either. For starters, first and foremost, Jeep has finally addressed the issue of poor highway mileage. For those of us who own and drive a fleet of Jeeps of all ages, one that gets good mileage is a welcome change. Not every Jeep needs to be "capable" or "trail rated". Jeep has a history of offering cars to meet the differing needs of many people. Jeep has offered most of their vehicles in both 2 and 4 wheel drive. The Compass is Jeep returning to the car market for the first time in 55 years. Unlike the Jeepster, the Compass offers Jeepish looks and all wheel drive sure-footedness in a nice package for the person who likes Jeeps but is not interested in the off road experience.
The Patriot also meets the fuel efficiency requirements of our changing world but without compromise to the traditional Jeep styling. If you are a real Jeep person, you know that lack of power and comfort go way back with Jeep. Not so with the Patriot. Good visibility, plenty of power for a car with good mileage, Jeep looks, and a generally good level of comfort, make the patriot a good choice for 21st century Jeep driver.
In future reviews let's try to remember, the people who want to do serious off roading buy Wranglers or still drive CJs. Many of the cars Jeep makes now address the needs of people who want to get to work and home again when roads are covered in snow and ice. In the case of the Patriot It can do some of both.
#17 of 46 Jeep Patriot: Release Date/Pricing Info
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Oct 16, 2006 (7:08 am)
Have any info on pricing or release dates?
#18 of 46 Re: Patriot [frostyy]
Oct 04, 2006 (12:01 pm)
Update on Patriot Production....
according to a V.P. at Jeep, the patriot production has been delayed due to software problems at the Belvidere plant...
Production is now scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2006 and Patriots will land on dealer lots in early 2007.
#19 of 46 Re: Patriot [frostyy]
Oct 16, 2006 (5:42 am)
Update on Patriot Production:
Production on the Patriot is scheduled to start Dec. 11 and will land on dealer lots, as indicated earlier, in Jan. 2007.
#20 of 46 Update on Patriot production...
Dec 13, 2006 (5:24 am)
From Chrysler press:
Patriot production will finally begin on Dec. 20 and at least 10 Patriots will be in dealer showrooms by the end of December....
Thus, you can finally order a Patriot according to your own specifications from a dealer in late December or wait until January 2007 for more to arrive at dealerships...
#21 of 46 Re: Update on Patriot production... [frostyy]
Dec 14, 2006 (12:00 am)
woo-hoo at least 10 will be in dealerships in Dec. Now to wait a couple more months until the rebates hit. Seen any new photos anywhere? Hopefully there will be more info at the Detroit auto show.
#22 of 46 Pricing and specs
Dec 17, 2006 (5:10 am)
another forum with official release
Jeep Patriot Sport 4x2 $14,985
Freedom Drive I™ 4x4 $16,735
Freedom Drive II™ 4x4 $19,175
Jeep Patriot Limited 4x2 $19,985
Freedom Drive I™ 4x4 $21,735
Freedom Drive II™ 4x4 $23,530
#23 of 46 Build and Price
Dec 17, 2006 (8:15 am)
On the test website there is a build and price feature for the patriot.
Jeep test website