Scotty, what are your words of wisdom on keeping a 2008 jeep patriot with almost 160,000 miles on it, running well. I realize it's a chrysler, and with that being said - will be my last chrysler :). The motor runs well. I have replaced some parts, cv axel, ball joint, one wheel bearing on rear, and am now in need of a wheel bearing on the front end. It does have the CVT, which is doing ok, I just dont push it hard because I worry it can't take the punishment. I rarely take it over 3thousand rpms. I still owe money on it, but with it being a CVT, I want to pay it off and be done with it before that goes. I want to get at least one more year out of it before I sell it off. I live in michigan, so there is rust. And honestly, it's been a pretty descent vehicle for as far as a chrysler product goes. I should also mention that while commuting, I put on approximately 80 miles each weekday.

Thanks for any suggestions or tips. I'm a teacher, so plan on doing some tune up work when school lets out. I plan to replace the wheel bearing and change engine coolant, and maybe spark plugs.

I appreciate your time, and all that you do, love the show and would love your input.....Thanks!!

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bvanetten5
bvanetten5

Haha, my wife told me the same thing. Thanks for the fast reply! and, the website is amazing. Really looks great.

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

hey, you're babying it, keep it cause it has low resale value and you never know. BUT, yea, nothing like an old Willys Jeep like the one my neighbor is restoring. And yes, do your own maintenance as you are doing and save money with self satisfaction

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