Based on Jeep Patriot Limited
The 2008 Patriot offers a few more standard features, as well as a recalibrated drivetrain that's said to run smoother than before. Sharing a platform with the Jeep Compass and Dodge Caliber, the Patriot combines light-duty off-roading with carlike on-road comfort. Competitors include the Ho... Read Full Report
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For the money, the all-new Jeep Patriot just might be the best SUV bargain on the market. With a 2008 starting price of $16,035, including freight, you'll get a nicely styled Sport model that looks a lot like the old Jeep Cherokee, and is even about the same size. This vehicle was introduced for 2007 at a price just over $15,000, but the base price has grown $925 after a year on the market... Read full review for the 2008 Jeep Patriot
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I have wanted a Jeep for a long time, finally got a Patriot in 4/2012. I just love the jeep and will always own one. The only problem i have is with the CVT, When we travel only about 2 hours the manu... Read Full Review
Roadside Assistance Coverage
What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.
Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.
Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.
Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).
Free Scheduled Maintenance
Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.