I'm looking at buying either a new Jeep Patriot or Compass for my wife. It would be a base vehicle with CVT and Airconditioning, and little else. These things are dirt cheap and if she killed it, I wouldn't care. I'm just curious about how these 2.4 litre world engines and CVT transmissions hold up. I'm not interrested in other brands - she seems to have her heart set on one of these and probably the Patriot. I don't like the Caliber - it looks like a Cockroach. Give me your thoughts.