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LA AUTO SHOW Musings: Who Knew?

Robert Emslie November 19, 2015 Car Shows, LA Auto Show 18 Comments


Wait, they still make the Patriot? Why?

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  • neight428

    Because the Mitsubishi dealer burned down and The Finance Guy has a hookup for 19% loans?

  • Sjalabais

    Because they have to match the Russians:
    With power windows!

  • Lokki

    This is what happens if you’re careless about taking out the trash?

  • ptschett

    Because it’s not scheduled to end production till mid-2016…
    http://www.fcagroup.com/investorday/PresentationList/Jeep_Brand.pdf (page 16)

    • dukeisduke

      I heard they are dumping both the Patriot and the Compass – correct?

      • Citric

        Going by that document, yes, but with a new “C-SUV” to replace them next year.

  • Citric

    I assume they have a bunch of bits left over they don’t know what to do with. Going by the hood they ran out of white paint part-way through making that one

    • dukeisduke

      And on the rockers, and the bumpers, too. Dang!

      • Sjalabais

        The black bottom just reminds me of cheap’n’easy rust repairs.

        • William Robinson

          WhI have I’m sure this one will be due for nearly three years from now!!

  • JayP

    They still sell.

  • dukeisduke

    I don’t get the marketing tie-in with The Hunger Games. Do the Patriots catch fire?


    Why yes, they do.

    • Sjalabais

      There’s certainly a lot of mocking going on.

  • I thought new Cherokee spelled the end of these.

    • Citric

      Cherokee is a bit bigger, though it would make sense that the Renegade killed them and apparently that’s not the case.

  • neight428

    I looked into it more deeply and I found that apparently what happened is that they were cancelled five years ago and no one ever told the assembly plant about it; but through some kind of glitch in the supply chain, the parts kept being ordered.


  • mve

    I feel like we were talking about this recently . . .

  • This may be the least pretentious new car available. None of your neighbors will know it’s new. You can drive it straight home from the dealer and as long as it picks up some dust on the way, it could pass for five to eight years old.