Jeep patriot, overall dependable and good buy.
Overall my patriot has been a great car to have. I purchased it used 2. 5 years ago from a private seller and since put 25,000 miles on it. I keep up with regular maintenance, oil changes after 4,000 miles and a yearly alignment, tire rotation, and air filter change. Thus far the only expensive repairs the car has needed were a wheel bearing replacement on the front driver side tire and a small wiring fix that caused a starting issue. Together theses repairs have cost about $2000 over the course of 2 years, but are not unexpected since the vehicle does have 143,000 miles on it. The only other change I made to the vehicle was a radio upgrade, this was just based on personal preference and the want for Bluetooth connectivity. My Jeep has leather interior and heated seats and fits 5 people comfortably, but is usually used for myself only.