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Fuel type Diesel
Engine size Unknown
Fuel type Petrol
Engine size 2.4
Engine size 1968
Imperial Motor Company
Thames Fleet Purchasing
The House of Cars
Vehicle Trade Centre Kilwinning
Engine size 2359
Although they've made great strides in recent years, big SUVs still don't have the most politically correct image. A less conspicuously supersized 4x4 seems a little more in keeping with the environmental message, some being no more toxic at the tailpipe than your average five-door family estate. But some, inevitably, are more 4x4-like than others and you'd expect a car bearing the Jeep badge to be one of these.
It's the sibling vehicle to the Compass, that rather bulbous model that's not really aimed at an off-road market and while the Patriot we're looking at here shares many of that car's underpinnings, it is, thankfully, more of a proper Jeep, good enough to keep you moving through all but the most extreme conditions. Here's what to look out for when trying to track down a used example.
The Jeep Patriot is a car that more than merits a second chance. In a market that's stuffed with pretend 4x4s, here's one that offers genuine off-road ability and honest engineering. Because it's a car that's better than the public's general perception at the moment, it means you might well be able to snag a bargain if you do your homework and haggle hard. For lower mileage drivers, it's important not to rule out the 2.4-litre petrol car, especially if you can find one going cheap. Most will look to the diesel engine though. It's a tough unit that can soak up a lot of punishment and returns 42mpg economy. If you value a car that's capable and rugged, a used Patriot has a lot to be said for it. Happy hunting.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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