I have a not so secret love for the Jeep Patriot – the capability may not be anywhere near that of the old XJ Cherokees, but the styling is reminiscent of the classic boxy Jeeps. The SE package is one of the best bang for your buck deals that Jeep has offered in a while, and the Redline 2 paint is exclusive to this trim. Continue reading
The Jeep Patriot is a trendy hit song that the band never wants to play, but is more than happy to continue accepting royalty checks for. The media loves to bash it; yet consumers continue to buy it. Continue reading
Jeep’s big announcement for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit were 75th Anniversary Special editions for every model of the line up. These special Jeeps will come with exclusive badging, seats, wheels, and most importantly; green paint. Continue reading
I haven’t yet been able to get to the mountain this winter, but I did find an hour to install the Thule Universal Snowboard rack I got for Christmas. (Thanks Mom and Dad!) As always, the first thing I did was make sure I had all of the parts and tools needed for the job. Continue reading
Back in 2009 – Chrysler revealed a plan. A plan that would bring them out of bankruptcy and back into big three status. Last week they re-upped for another five years and gave us a glimpse into the future of the brand.
Without any mention on their social media outlets; Jeep has added a page to their website prepping consumers for an all new vehicle for 2015. Continue reading
I’ll admit it; I often get carried away. I’ll get an idea in my head and start a cycle of researching, list making, budgeting, day dreaming, and planning; then reality kicks in and I’m usually left frustrated, and disappointed. My wife bought me a subscription to Overland Journal for my birthday last fall – and now a few issues in; I want to build an overland rig and drive around the world.
It’s hard to deny that I am a devoted Jeep enthusiast. I drove my 1997 Wrangler every day for almost 5 years before purchasing a 2012 Jeep Patriot (4X4, 5 speed) in February of 2012, to take over daily driving duties. Overall I’ve been pretty satisfied with the Patriot; it’s a comfortable, capable, daily driver. It’s performed well in winter weather, and light off road situations. Despite being the opposite of the “get new people interested in the brand” target buyer – it fits my needs perfectly. Now a year into ownership, I figured it was time for a recap.
My 2012 Jeep Patriot is the second vehicle that I’ve installed one of ProClip’s vehicle specific mounts in. When you find a quality product that simply works, there aren’t many reasons to look for an alternative.
With the recent reveal of the Jeep Wrangler Moab edition, I was hoping that the Freedom edition Patriot was going to come with an optional rear locker too; sadly, it is just a sticker package. A pretty cool sticker package, but a sticker package none the less.