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2012 Jeep Patriot FDII!

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 09:36 PM

WHOA... just thinking this morning. My new Jeep ® has one of the most diverse backgrounds of any vehicle on the road. It's got a little bit of all of these flavors wrapped up in a sweet little American dish:
Willys, Kaiser, AMC, Renault, Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Diamler
Anyone else in its ancestry? Italians just married in, but haven't been around long enough to add their own spices to the plate.

If you're going for every drop of lineage blood, you'd have to include Rambler, Frazer, Hudson, Nash, Knight, Overland, and one of the grandaddies of 4x4s, Jeffery.
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Posted 03 December 2011 - 09:38 PM

You forgot American Bantam, Ford and AM General.
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Posted 03 December 2011 - 11:42 PM

Like it!
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 06:07 AM

Cool on the family tree info. I did forget about the other members of AMC, and other companies who built the original military vehicle that became the Jeep. Thanks for the comments.

I'll check the C&G Garage shortly.
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 08:42 AM

Greeny. I like. CVT or geared?
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 09:02 AM

Trail Rated Patriots are all CVT, with a low range position on the quadrant for pulling CX-9s out of the ditch. :smilewide:

KIDDING. Thanks, cc.
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 10:39 AM

Looks good!

Do Trail Rated Patriots not come with the other wheels anymore? I think they were 17", 5-spoke wheels with the light and dark finishes (sort of IROC-ish).
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 01:04 PM

Thanks, AAS. These are the 17" wheels since the style freshening. They're supremely easy to clean.

Side note: I had a quarter tank to go, but I filled it up. First tank, 21.8 MPG. I was back and forth to work all week with no long trips, then yesterday I did some suburban driving.
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 05:54 PM

Question.... will this Patriot make it up the roller ramp like the Subi did or will it sit and spin like the CR-V?
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 06:03 PM

It will make it up the ramp... guaranteed.
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 06:18 PM







Edited by ocnblu, 04 December 2011 - 06:20 PM.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 06:27 PM

Woah, they really did make it trail rated!
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 10:14 PM

Friend I sold my Avalanche too wanted to buy one of these before, back in the first model year. This from an Expedition, Explorer, truck, etc. guy. CVT and all, he really really liked driving it, CVT included.

Always seemed to be a well done little ute, even vs. the weird Compass it shares guts with.
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 10:23 PM

Trail Rated Patriots are all CVT, with a low range position on the quadrant for pulling CX-9s out of the ditch. :smilewide:

KIDDING. Thanks, cc.


Ha. I'll just out slalom you, at full throttle. Rocks and ditches... :wavey:
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:37 PM

Thanks, AAS. These are the 17" wheels since the style freshening. They're supremely easy to clean.

Side note: I had a quarter tank to go, but I filled it up. First tank, 21.8 MPG. I was back and forth to work all week with no long trips, then yesterday I did some suburban driving.


Not bad...

Woah, they really did make it trail rated!


Jeep doesn't play around....
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 08:24 AM

Holy cow, how can you guys afford to just change your mind like that? Don't you lose like $5k in the process?
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 11:22 AM

I'm impressed for sure with those Vids
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 12:00 PM

Holy cow, how can you guys afford to just change your mind like that? Don't you lose like $5k in the process?


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Posted 06 December 2011 - 03:47 PM

I think Ocn wins any new car buying contest.

Congrats on the Jeep. My Grandpa is still enjoying his.
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 05:18 PM

I'm impressed for sure with those Vids


I am also, for sure.
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