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Pros: Auto stick / Bluetooth / 1yr Sirrus Radio / Heated seats / Height - easy to get in/out.
Cons: I've read from other owners the longer you own it the better the milage.
Advice: Get the LTD model. Very feature rich for the money. Can't be beat by ANY other model out there. Yes I mean Rav 4 and CR-V too!I have a little over 1,000 miles on my new LTD Patriot. I did extensive research comparing ALL the small SUV's for price/features. Also I wanted a 4x4 wiht a 4 cylinder. You will NOT find a better buy. I also am impressed with the quality built into this Patriot. Its quiet and smooth both in town and on the highway. Very feature rich for the LTD model we purchased. Great handling in dry and snowy conditions. Do your research and if your a smart consumer you will realized this is the BEST small SUV on the market today.
Advice: good buy for the moneycar is great.fuel mileage is very good.transmission could be a lot better.not to happy with the shifting on transmission but was told that is the way it shifts on the road.seems to shift back and forth in lower gears and jerks when it does.not to smooth.cumfort inside for me(6ft 5 inches)is very good and comfortable.quality of unit is good.having been a chrysler corporation (dealer employee) for many years(since 1957)i think that they make a heck of and automobile.ride is a little noisey on certain roads,could use more insulation.