American SUV gets new more kit with new S-Limited spec
13 November 2008

Jeep is attempting to stir up sales of the slow-selling Patriot SUV by launching a new S-Limited spec level.

The Jeep Patriot S-Limited gets a chrome-edged grille, rear parking sensors, and a chunky bodykit with faux-underbody protection. Inside there is leather upholstery, including leather and Alcantara door inserts.

The Patriot S-Limited is only available with the 168bhp 2.4-litre petrol engine and costs £19,810. That’s £1815 more than the next most expensive petrol-powered Patriot – though the price does include metallic paint.

Matt Rigby

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13 November 2008

And they still won't sell many!

Hmm, 4 x 4, petrol. Now why are Chrysler on their knees?

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

13 November 2008

That's a lot of metal for the money - but then again I hear that scrap metal is in high demand in China; better send them over there then.


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14 November 2008

[quote ordinary bloke]That's a lot of metal for the money - but then again I hear that scrap metal is in high demand in China; better send them over there then.[/quote] At least dismantling for scrap should be easy. Just find a rough road between the docks and the smelter and let nature take its course.

14 November 2008

Lipstick on a pig, polishing a turd ... insert phrase of your choice here. The only way you could improve the Jeep Patriot is to stop building it. Whenever I see one of the current Jeep products, I always wonder what goes through the minds of the people who design and engineer them - do they honestly think they are anything other than complete garbage?

14 November 2008

I had a test drive of one at the start of the year (when I was looking at replacing the Impreza...changed my mind very quickly) and honestly the car isn't that bad. The biggest weakness (apart from the interior) is the CVT transmission. Combined with the petrol engine, the car is such a slug! And the infamous Jeep build quality also put me off.

14 November 2008

I think there's a lot of unnecessary car snobiness going on here. The only person who appears to have driven the thing is the only person who has given it a reasonable comment! I think it's the best car in their current line-up and certainly the only Jeep I would consider - though I wouldn't go for the CVT petrol. You can pick up brand new or nearly new VW-diesel-engined Patriots for peanuts with a very high spec. I think they look great in no-cost-option black, they go pretty well, drive nicely and are bloody cheap to run and service. Interior is a bit basic and lifted straight out of the Caliber, but the spec is excellent and the standard fit stereo is awesome. Diesel is noisier than here than in the old Golf but few otjher drawbacks - it doesn't even roll heavily around corners as you might expect. I see it as a real old-school Jeepmin terms of image - cheap as chips, looks like a 'proper' Jeep, spacious and a little bit brash. Yeah it hasn't got 4wd but who gives a ****? In fact I think that's more of a benefit. I'm actually pretty taken by a couple of black diesels I've seen at Chrysler franchises for sub £9k with less than 5,000 miles on the clock. That is unbelievable value if looked at as a long term purchase - ie sod the Residual Value and run it into the ground. In fact I'm seriously condering buying one as a second motor for the wife and kid. I think it will be pretty ageless too - don't expect it will be replaced in the UK market.

14 November 2008

I would add, though, that this is not the right time to be adding a premium-priced 's-limited' spec. They should have done a bare bones, cloth seat, diesel/non-CVT manual version at a lower-than base model entry price OR added value to the cheapest model in the range bu chucking in a load of free options. In fact, when I first read the article I didnt realise that the S-Limited carried a premium, I assumed it would be an added-value proposition at no extra cost.

14 November 2008

[quote julianphillips]In fact, when I first read the article I didnt realise that the S-Limited carried a premium, I assumed it would be an added-value proposition at no extra cost.[/quote]

No, don't be silly. This would have meant some one at Chrysler using their common sense!

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

14 November 2008

Yes!!

14 November 2008

[quote noluddite]At least dismantling for scrap should be easy. Just find a rough road between the docks and the smelter and let nature take its course.[/quote] Ha ha Ha - made me laugh, very good.


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