Yes you are right, reliability is a big worry for me especially now that my 2010 Patriot, in addition to all its noises and squeaks in suspension and other parts, the engine starts to vibrate at idle... I have about 88.000KM in it...Regarding "FCA parts being poor quality" that is a little different from what I meant. I'm referring to brand and model "reliability". There are a number of surveys and discussion threads on the internet that point to the FCA products not being as reliable as say a Toyota or a Honda.
So the more issues I see (or hear) in my present Patriot, the more reluctant I become toward this beautifully designed little jeep..,