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Jeep Patriot Prices Paid and Buying Experience

dmac86dmac86 Posts: 1
Any deals on an 08 Patriot? I'm considering buying soon.


  • saabskisaabski Posts: 57
    There's $500 Cash allowance, or 5.9% for 60 months available for '08 Patriot.
    I'd say go with the $500 allowance, and the dealer could discount you another $500 off MSRP. I bought my 2007 Patriot with about $1,300 off the MSRP (including $500 cash allowance at the time) in September of 2007. Patriot is a good seller for Jeep, so discounts aren't as big for them as the other gas-guzzling SUVs in their lineup. I really doubt that Jeep will pour more incentives into this car, as gas price surges past $3.80 per gallon in some areas.

    I love my Patriot. 5,000 miles so far, and no problems what so ever.
    Getting 23 to 24 MPG mostly city driving (it's a CVT).

    Good luck. ;)
  • nosirrahgnosirrahg Little Rock, ARPosts: 872
    It's also been announced that Jeep is addressing the perceived low-rent interior of the Patriot in 2009 with a revamped interior. I don't know how much better it will be, but you could use that info as a bargaining chip on a 2008. You can also get some good deals on remaining 2007 models, but choices are limited (and often Limiteds!), and there's the whole stigma of buying a first-year vehicle.

    I bought an '08 2WD Sport CVT in late November 2007, and so far I'm happy (but then again, I was looking for a fuel-efficient, versatile vehicle to go with my wife's sedan, and not a rock crawler). I'm a little annoyed at the interior upgrade announcement, but will have to wait and see how substantial a change it brings.
  • rd502rd502 Posts: 2
    I'm looking at an '08 Patriot Limited/4WD/CVT. Sticker is $23,800. According to Edmunds, should be able to negotiate $1,000 off sticker plus $500 incentive cash for about $22,200. What have other's experience been negotiating off sticker?

    This would be a lease if I bought it and I'm pretty sure this dealership uses Chrysler Financial. Does anyone know their money factors and residuals for a 36, 39 and 48 month lease at 15k miles year? Based on the Jeep website it looks like it's cheaper to do a 36 month lease than a 48, so I want to check all 3. I know Chryseler Financial has some ridiculous acquisition fee ($500? $700?). What are their other terms? If their lease terms aren't favorable, I can probably buy a Honda CRV EX with extended warranty cheaper than this per month.
  • Anyone want to share an EC code with me? I am looking at an '08 Patriot.. recently married and could use the cost help. My email is Thanks!!
  • aaron_taaron_t Posts: 301
    There is an additional $2000 in marketing supprot on certain 2008 Patriots, based on VIn. I haven't yet figured out what the criteria is for getting that, but my guess is build date (older = more cash).
  • mick2001mick2001 Posts: 1
    I just bought my patriot Sat.

    2008 Limited

    MSRP 23760

    Customer Preferred Package 26F
    Trailer Tow Prep Group $ 250
    Full-Size Spare Tire
    Engine Oil Cooler
    Trailer Tow Wiring Harness
    Security and Convenience Group $ 535
    Security Alarm
    Daytime Running Lamp System
    Soft Tonneau Cover
    UConnect(R) Hands-Free Communication
    Continuously Variable Transaxle II $ 1,100
    AutoStick(R) Automatic Transmission
    Power Sunroof with Express Open/Close Feature $ 800
    AM/FM Stereo Radio w/In-Dash 6-Disc CD/MP3 Player

    I paid 19400 out the door.
    Hurley CJD in Deland FL

    I just dont like the color.. I think its going to get some getting use to. But my mom, who now lives with me loves it.. and at this point in her life, its all about her.
  • joep5joep5 Posts: 3
    Does anyone have any thoughts on what has a chance for a better deal between a leftover (new) 2007 or a 2008 Patriot (both comparably equipped)? I am seeking the lowest possible price. Should I be able to do better on the 2007? And is below invoice a reasonable price?
    I may have a chance for a Friend/Family Employee Code, would that help for either?
  • jmorrowjmorrow Posts: 2
    Hey Joep5 I sell Jeeps for a living. The lowest price possible is not always the best price. To Answer your question, if the dealer is going to give you invoice (what they paid for the car) that is the lowest price. But let me ask you a question when you buy this car and you have a question about something on your car or you need help with something who are you going to call ( your salesman). Why are you trying to steal from him or her. If the lowest price is 1,000 less that then best price with the best service. Then why would you not pay twenty dollars extra a month for someone to take care of you anytime you have any problems. To be blunt if you can't afford an extra 1,000 or 20 dollars a month you should not buy a car. Have you ever heard you get what you pay for. Buying a car is a big investment not to have anyone to rely on if something goes wrong. In short Pay your salesman if there is worth it don't cry over 1,000 dollars when have a good salesman is worth much more.
  • aaron_taaron_t Posts: 301
    A couple points:

    No one calls salespeople for service work. After the purchase, the salesperson is rarely involved.

    Invoice price is not what a dealer pays for a vehicle.
  • aaron_taaron_t Posts: 301
    As far as I know, there is $2750 in dealer cash on 2007 Patriots. 2008 models have $500 custer rebate plus $2000 VIN-specific (I think the VIN specific is a farce and all 2008 Patriots get the $2k). rebate. So, theoretically, there is only $250 more on the table for 2007 models. Now, a dealer might be willing to sell a 2007 model for less, maybe $500 or $1000 less than a 2008 model with same equipment, then take off the $2750.

    Most likely, it will come down to price vs. availbility. There are not many 2007 models on dealer lots. If you are picky about certain equipment, you may not find what you want. You may end up paying more (for more equipment) on a 2007 model vs. a 2008 model that fits your needs. Use the jeep dealer inventory search feature to look at what your local dealers have on hand.

    I test drove a 2007 Compass about a month ago with MSRP ~$26.6k. They were willing to sell it for $1303 under employee price, then take off the rebate ($4750). I did not ask for pricing on a similar 2008 model. I ended up buying a different 2007 Compass with MSRP ~$22.7k for $15.4k + TTL, about $500 under EP. Less of a discount for less equipment, but still $3k less OTD.
  • Sacramento area's Chrysler Jeep of Elk Grove (Calif.) advertising 2007 Limited 4x4 Patriots (4 of em) for $5000 off sticker price. Overall national economy is so weak now is when you offer 10-15% below advertised prices. Wait until last couple days of the month and especially last 2-3 days of the quarter.

    Same dealer has 2007 Jeep Compass 4x4 for $13,995 (only 1).
  • joep5joep5 Posts: 3
    Thanks observer22 and aaron_t...I'm still trying to get the dealer to move a 2007 well below sticker, otherwise will pursue ordering a 2008 under the Friends program. Thanks!
  • 80srockgod80srockgod Posts: 15
    What are leases looking like on this car?

    Why is there no lease forum?

    Why the hell does Jeep have the commander, compas, and liberty? If one were drunk, they would all look like the same car.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 70,574


    Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • thong24kthong24k Posts: 23
    I just got ripped off from Jeep dealer at Dover Dodge in Rockaway. I don't know if anyone can give me advise. Or better yet for someone who look to buy any new car at this dealer. After the agreement of purchase price of Jeep Patriot for 19380 less dealer incentive 2500. When you get in the finance guy, he will tried to trick you anyway he can. He gave you a bunch of paper to sign. Here is for extended warrantee sign here and here...then he asked if I need a Maint. contract for the cost of $595 ...I said no. He will tried to rush you so you don't have time to read all the contract. At the end, with very little consideration time, he still sneak in the cost of Window ETCH $289 + Ser cont$1553 which when we talked he said 1268 then Life ins. which he never mention $303. When tell him, he said come back tomorrow because he has another customer waiting. BEWARE NEVER BUY THE VEHICLE FROM THIS DEALER or look carefully...don't be a full like me. This is the worst experience of buying the car from dealer. I have purchased the car from Honda before they were very nice more upfront, the after service were the best. I decided to buy the Jeep because it's cheaper, but here I ended up paying more.
  • bobw1bobw1 Posts: 19
    Does anyoe know when the larger rebates are coming back to the Patriots?
  • pmccordpmccord Posts: 3
    I just purchased my 08 Patriot last night. It's the 4x4 sport with leather seats, and a sunroof. The MSRP was 24,900. I was able to negotiate down to 24,150. Then got a 2,500 cash rebate which brought it down to 21,650. I'm happy with the deal we got, especially for what our trade in value was for our old vehicle.
  • aaron_taaron_t Posts: 301
    The $500 advertised rebate, plus $2000 unadvertise rebate are still valid this monrth. The $2.99/gal gas card replaces the $2000, though.
  • ricoucfricoucf Posts: 21
    This a quote for a Brand new Red Jeep Patriot 4X2 sports edition with the 26E package and automatic transmission 2.4L engine:
    MSRP 19925

    The quote given is 17k OTD

    Given that were I live in florida a 6.5% sales tax and about $200 in reg. fees that will put the vehicle base price to $15775

    If this deal holds out should I take it?
  • aaron_taaron_t Posts: 301
    $4100 off MSRP is good right now.

    FWIW, there are some changes coming for 2009 to the interior if you feel liek wating a few months.

  • joep5joep5 Posts: 3
    Sounds like a decent deal. I just bought a Patriot Sport 4x4, 26E, w/ Tire Group and Tow Prep. MSRP was 21900, got it for 17800 (plus TTL). I'm sure there was some dealer gain on my trade, but I also got what I was looking for on it. So overall a win-win.
  • cadrewcadrew Posts: 10
    Hi all, just got a 2008 Patriot 4x2, CVT transmission, with the 158 HP engine. Advertised sale price here in So Cal after the $2500 rebate was $11,800, and with tax title, etc. was $13,450 out the door. Nice.

    I see these deals every week too, but you have to get there early.

    Also, they had me sit around for 2 hours, and tried to sell me the "package" of pre-installed alarm and other crap for $3000, then kept lowering the price. I declined every time, about 7 times. Finally got my deal. My monthly payment is about $253, for 5 years, with nothing down, using the "blank check" loan from Capital One, their rate was 5.44% for me, and I have good credit. Nice deal.

    Very basic car, but it is an SUV, has decent room, and I wanted that gas mileage of 25 mpg.

    Beware of the dealers though, they make it really tough to get this deal without offering you all the other b.s., and don't let them tell you that you have to use their financing to get the advertised price. If it doesn't say it in the ad, then it is not legal for them to tell you that, so let them know that you know it's illegal to do that.

    Good luck all!
  • ricoucfricoucf Posts: 21
    I finished yesterday night on the deal and here is complete details of it:
    Window Price:
    Base Price: $15475
    Inferno Red Color: $225
    Package option 26E: $2225
    CVT: $1100
    Destination Price: $560
    Total MSRP: $19585

    The Total deal was:
    Price of Vehicle: $18106.33
    Dealer fee: $75
    Electronic Filing Fee: $40
    Lead Acid Battery Fee: $1.50
    Florida new tire fee: $5.00
    FL Sales Tax 6%: $1093.67
    County Tax .5%: $25.00
    Lemon Law: $2.00
    License, Reg, Title: $101.50
    Subtotal: $19450.00
    Rebate: -$2500.00
    OTD price: 16,950

    I hope this is enough information for you guys to try to make a better deal :) .
  • ricoucfricoucf Posts: 21
    Nice deal Man! it looks like you beat me about $1k if I would have gotten the base model. Hope you enjoy it. It sure will give you the best bang for your buck as far as small SUV.
  • stater09stater09 Posts: 4
    I read somewhere that Chrysler has discontinued their "friends and extended family" discount; however, that employees can still help to get the cost down to invoice cost. Can someone explain this to me, or better yet, be the one to help out a college student in getting a new car!

  • aaron_taaron_t Posts: 301
    That is correct, The employee price for extended family/friends is discontinued. The regular preferred/supplier/friends pricing continues which ends up being near invoice (some vehicles +, others -). Basically, what most people can negotiate anyway without the hassle of negotiating. Being a college student, you are probably better off negotiating invoice and using the college grad incentive of $400 as you cannot use it with Friends program anyway.
  • buytickbuytick Posts: 1
    Does anyone know exactly when the new Patriots will be out?
    Also, can you get as good a discount on an ordered car as one that is on the lot?
  • bdanielbdaniel Posts: 1
    Ok, I've been checking around and these forums are the only mention I've found of a $2500 rebate for the 2008 patriots. I know they offered that rebate on the 2007's, but no dealer will mention the extra rebates on the 2008's.

    I'm wondering, is this rebate only offered when I sit down to buy? Or only when I try to walk away? I've never bought a new car before, it's kind of overwhelming.

  • gomerohgomeroh Posts: 1
    If you go to, click on Patriot, click on incentives, enter your zip code... and you will get the incentives that are being offered in your area. Don't be intimidated by the buying process, it's not as bad as you think! There are also additional incentives offered to military, and sometimes they offer something for recent college graduates that are first time new car buyers.
  • yurenyuren Posts: 1
    1. 2500 $ rebate
    2.1250 $ consumer cash allowance
    3. 400 $ College Grad

    Can I get all of these? I am in Ohio.
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