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Monday, March 10, 2014

The Most Affordable Family SUV: Jeep Patriot

Thanks to Thomson Jeep of GA for sponsoring today's discussion.  As always, all thoughts are my own. 
Cheap and quality are two of my favorite things when going shopping.  A money savvy Atlanta native, Clark Howard, has made his name in radio (and recently TV) for being extremely cheap and valuing quality.  When Hubs and I were shopping for our very first family car/SUV, we made sure to listen to Clark's radio show, read the latest reviews in Edmunds and of course, test drive, test drive, test drive.  After what seemed like weeks, we came to our local Jeep dealer, much like Thomson Jeep of GA, and drove the Jeep Patriot.  
Jeep Cheap - Thomson Jeep of GA
It was a breath of affordable, fresh air, and was styled much like the cars of our teenage years (which really appealed to Hubs - he missed his old squared nosed SUV!).  The clincher was the Jeep Patriot is considered one of the most affordable vehicles over it's lifetime.  Using regular unleaded gas, car-sized tires, a smaller body and American made parts, it promises less expensive, quality repairs over the life of the vehicle.   No brainer, right?!  To make this Jeep even more appropriate for our family, it had a good amount of trunk space, complete fold down seats (which I've used to tote loads and loads of costumes, yard supplies and even 100 sq feet of bathroom tile AND a full size toilet) side door pockets, a sunroof and fabulous Sirius radio, ready to go.  It gets about 29 mpg (better than my old Passat), and with a sticker price starting at $16,000 for the sport model, it's completely attainable! 

We've had our Jeep Patriot Latitude for just over 2 years, and would easily buy another one if we were still in the car/SUV market.  Our family has grown (with kitty) and family outings to ice cream or the dog park are still effortless.  If you happen to be in the market for a new family car, and are in the Georgia area, make sure to stop by Thomson Jeep of GA (off I-20, between Atlanta and Augusta).  They have some great specials for Patriots and a fabulous bonus for military shoppers: $500 bonus cash!
Military Discount Cash - Thomson Jeep of GA
Take a look at what else Thomson Jeep may have to offer you - and shop savvy!

60 comments:

  1. That's so cool! I know my husband is excited to see this movie. This is totally up his alley!

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  2. Wow, that's cool! What a great movie to be a part of.

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  3. Congratulations on such a special event and cool life event!!

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  4. What a neat event. Congrats to Hubby!

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  5. This looks like it is going to be a great movie that my husband will really love!

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  6. Glad you guys got some time together. It's crazy when you are constantly on the run, no doubt.

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  7. How fun! That sounds like such an incredible opportunity.

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  8. So exciting for your family! This looks like a great movie!

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  9. This is SO exciting! Congratulations to your husband and your family. My other half and I were already talking about seeing this too!

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  10. Congratulations to your husband! That is so cool, we can't wait to see it!

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  11. Can't wait to see this movie - we plan to go this weekend as part of my hubby's birthday celebration.

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  12. That is so very cool! Congrats to the hubs. I'll be looking for this movie on the screen.

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  13. WE are excited about this one as well. Congrats to your husband.

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  14. Sounds like you had a great time! I'm really looking forward to seeing this movie!

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  15. Super excited about this one! Love Aaron Paul!

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  16. We'll be looking to replace a vehicle in 2015. Looks like we'll have to look at Jeep.

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  17. That is a cool experience. My hubby can't wait to see the movie!

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  18. That's fantastic that he's a part of the movie's success. Woohoo, that's exciting!

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  19. We are really excited about Need for Speed! We didn't get to go to the screening because we were out of town when it was happening in Miami. :(

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  20. How awesome! That is exciting and we are going to see the Need for Speed as soon as it comes out!

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  21. That has got to be the most awesome thing EVER!!! Super duper cool and I'll be sure to look for his name when we watch it. My husband can't wait to see it.

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  22. I had a Jeep Liberty for years and I absolutely loved it. I am not sure what I was thinking at the time not getting another one after I got rid of the Liberty,

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  23. Congrats to your husband! I used to play the video game when I was younger with my brother :)

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  24. That is awesome. :) I hope the movie does great!

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  25. I've never had a Jeep or tried one before. It seems like a reasonably affordable car.

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  26. I have heard nothing but good things when it comes to Jeep and their vehicles. I have never owned one but my mom's best friend swears by hers.

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  27. Congratulations on this accomplishment for your husband. I hope the movie does well and that be gets more opportunities like this in the future.

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  28. That is so incredibly cool! What did he work on for the film?

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  29. We have owned a couple of older jeeps before and always loved them!

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  30. I have always loved the vibe of a Jeep, it's the ultimate adventure vehicle! I have an SUV, but not a Jeep. Maybe one day!

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  31. My friend drives one of these and I love it! I want one now! lol

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  32. I am a Jeeper! I have had Jeeps for over 40 years - started with my 1st CJ5 - I still have it! I now drive a Grand Cherokee - 10 years old and rolling to 200K and she still looks and drives like new! I can no imagine life without a Jeep! In fact our whole family are Jeepers! Son, daughter, Mom, brother, and niece!

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  33. My Brother has a Jeep, and LOVES it! It's really great for those harsh North Dakota winters when he's living on base.

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  34. I'd love a Jeep. It's hard with our family because things go better if we have three rows!

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  35. That is soooo cool! I bet he had a blast. It's one of my favorite games and I'll be going to see the movie with my hubs, I'll make sure to look for your hubs name :)

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  36. Kudos to your hubby and the cast and crew... I've heard so much buzz about the movie so I bet it will do well... He must be stoked.

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  37. That is so cool. And thanks for not giving us any spoilers because I can't wait to see this movie

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  38. Wow....that's really cool! Can't wait to check out the movie!

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  39. Very exciting! I am excited about this movie! (And were you able to snap a sneaky pic of his film credit? ;)

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  40. I test drove a Jeep Patriot when I was SUV shopping but it just wasn't for me. I ended up going with a Ford Flex

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  41. I have always wanted a Jeep. My MIL has one and loves it.

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  42. Congrats! That is so exciting. We cannot wait to see the movie.

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  43. How cool is this? Congratulations---now I'm going to be eying the credits ;)

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  44. I've always wanted a jeep! I'm going to have to talk to my hubs about us getting one of these when our current lease is up.

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  45. We love the Jeep brand and are currently in the market for a new car. My husband recently enlisted in the military - Navy- and I find myself ever more appreciative of businesses who support our military families.

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  46. What a timely post! We just bought a Patriot! We love it. Very spacious.

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  47. My mom has the Jeep Liberty, but I have never been in a Patriot. Sounds like a good vehicle.

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  48. Jeeps are great cars. SO durable and reliable!

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  49. thats a great looking car. we'll be int he market to downgrade from our minivan in a few months hopefully

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  50. My husband would love a jeep. I am open to one and we are definitely in the market to look for one.

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  51. I never thought about getting an SUV with a family of 6 so we just went with a minivan. I'm hoping for the kids to leave the nest so we can downgrade and I've always loved the Jeep brand.

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  52. I've always seen SUV's as great all terrain and family cars. Good for you to have gotten a nice deal.

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  53. I love SUVs. It is what I have and we are looking into one for hubby for his next car

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  54. My husband has always wanted a Jeep! He'd probably go for a Rubicon or Wrangler if he had a choice, though.

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  55. Nice! We're getting ready to start looking for a new car/SUV. I'll have to check them out!!

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  56. OH what a nice rig. I have seen these around and wondered about them!

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  57. My husband wants a van but I'm pulling for an SUV. I'll have to check these out!

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  58. That's so cool! Congrats to the hubby!

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  59. So very cool! Congrats on the first movie casting!

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