So, the wife is looking for a new vehicle. The Subaru WRX is not fulfillng her needs of carring the carseat, stroller, other baby needs and a passenger. We have different lists of vehicles that would be appropriate.
1. 2011 Toyota 4-Runner (the only one that I am seriously interested in)
2. 2011 Jeep Compass (great gas mileage)
1. 2011 Jeep Patriot
2. 2011 Jeep Compass
3. 2011 Toyota 4-Runner
We only have one kid (4 months old). Her Suby payment is $550/month. We could finance the 4-Runner (SR5) for 60 months and get approximately the same payment. The Compass/Patriot would be financed for 36 months with a payment of around $475. She is really concerned about gas mileage and leaning toward one of the Jeeps.
So, does anyone have any dealings with the Patriot or Compass? Pros/Cons of each. Bad comments about Jeeps or rumors are also accepted.