Long-term update: Our Patrol suffers from sibling rivalry
Our Patrol LE has been chugging along perfectly fine, but it’s not had much use ever since we bought the Chrysler 300 SRT a few months ago. While we were still getting over the euphoria of buying Mopar muscle, our Patrol went in for service in May.
The Patrol isn’t doing much mileage, but it was time for its second six-monthly service already (as per the dealer schedule if you take the synthetic-oil option). The “20K” service included 5W30 oil and other unspecified service for Dhs 1,294.
The faulty fuel-gauge issue from last time had cropped up soon after the last “reset” was done at the earlier service, so they reset it again and assured us it will be fine. It’s fine so far.
Our dealer-installed leatherette seat covers are holding up well, except that the driver’s seat bottom had developed frayed tubing on the outer edge. The dealer replaced the seat-bottom cover for free.
Nothing else has changed on our car. So far, so good. It’s even riding better nowadays compared to when we first got it, as the suspension loosens up.
Original Mileage When Bought: 100 km
Latest Mileage To Date: 3830 km
Latest Average Fuel Economy: 20.4 litres/100 km
Cost of Latest Problems: Dhs 0
Cost of Latest Maintenance: Dhs 1294
Total Non-Fuel Running Cost Since Bought: Dhs 2286