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Jeep Compass, Wagon
#109 of 188 Re: Mileage, [clarkkent]
Sep 08, 2006 (8:23 pm)
Jeep did deseign a REAL Jeep with REAL solid axles and REAL off road capability. It's the 2007 4 door Wrangler Unlimited that I am getting as soon as it comes out. The Wrangler is NOT a rebadged anything from DC. The Compass IS a rebadged DODGE CALIBER. I guess to you Mr. CK; if Ford were to put Aston Martin badges on a Focus, you would probably call it an Aston Martin.
#110 of 188 Put the JEEP badge on everything.
Sep 08, 2006 (9:42 pm)
You know, CK, I guess you are right. Jeep does have their badge on children's strollers, so I guess this Compass thing is no different. We should just have DC put the Jeep badge on everything to sell what ever it is. I am sure that someone who buys a Compass because of the Jeep name would buy a child's stroller with the Jeep name also, although the stroller may be more off road capable.
#111 of 188 Re: Put the JEEP badge on everything. [fzr1000]
Sep 09, 2006 (9:23 am)
My point exactly. A Jeep Stroller is made for a certain market. I bet most people buying a Jeep Stroller have kids!
I bet most people buying a Jeep Compass do so for the city crossover usage rather than the rugged off road usage.
As the poster just above you stated, Jeep did come out with a rugged off road vehicle. It's the new Wrangler.
So if you don't think the Compass is a real Jeep, then go buy a wrangler. They now make vehicles with the Jeep brand, that will (Hopefully) fit into all the nitches of american auto usage.
If Jeep only made the rugged off road Wrangler, they wouldn't stay in business very long.
#112 of 188 Re: Put the JEEP badge on everything. [clarkkent]
Sep 09, 2006 (9:51 am)
You know, I have another idea. DC should bring back the K car and put Jeep badges on that too! It would EXPAND the Jeep name to other markets. I was also thinking that DC should buy the rights to the Daihatsu Charade and put the JEEP badge on that, for the urban market of course. Now JEEP could be in every single market and the Jeep enthusiasts can start buying Hummers, since the design philosophy at JEEP seems to now be going to the soft roader, non off roader direction.
#113 of 188 Re: Put the JEEP badge on everything. [clarkkent]
Sep 09, 2006 (11:26 am)
Bravo, clarkkent! I agree!
The "different strokes for different folks" course. . .
If someone doesn't dig the Compass then just ignore it and go with what you like in the Jeep line. . .
Move on, fzr1000. . .No offense-
#114 of 188 Lets talk about the things that count
Sep 09, 2006 (3:49 pm)
Thinking serious of buying a compass. After comparing other makes in the medium SUV market, Compass has alot of appeal. Would like to hear from Compass owners on the plus and minuses of the vehicle, performance, mileage, comfort and design comments.
#115 of 188 Re: Lets talk about the things that count [adesaab]
Sep 09, 2006 (7:01 pm)
Here Here adesaab !! Duly noted and agreed ! Do the same people who like the Chevy Silvarado enjoy driving the Chevy cobalt ? The hard core off roaders as well as the soft roaders are easily going to know the difference so who cares. Give Jeep a break ! Look at it this way, making the Compass and Patriot may just be what keeps Jeep solvent and able to keep producing the Wrangler. Vertually every manufacturer has a range of vehicle for different market segments. Subaru is building sedans for crip sake ! No one is going to be fooled into thinking the Compass is hard core off road. It wasn't build for that, so lets focus on how it is fairing as a road model small SUV with AWD made for snowy pavement. It Ain't Trail Rated ! We all know that already.
#116 of 188 Took a test drive,
Sep 09, 2006 (8:43 pm)
Took a Jeep Compass Limited for a test drive. CVT shift smooth, but the poor little engine sounded like it was powered by cats in a wheel with a taser for motivation. Lots of road noise, mostly from it's own straining screaming engine. Very poor acceleration. I thought as it was similar to the Dodge Caliber, and had the largest engine of the three offered by Caliber, that it would move out with authority. Definately a Sunday drive vehicle. Stability this, low profile and traction control and the thing still feels top heavy in a corner. Heavier than my Rodeo anyway. It is roomier than a Caliber inside. Height to roof and width at the hips. Hard to figure as it looks the same inside and has the same outside dimensions, but I did not loose 30 pounds between checking the Caliber and the Compass, and there was a difference. Caliber is cuter, and has a better name. Maybe I'll check out the Patriot if it ever arrives.
#117 of 188 Re: Lets talk about the things that count [sric]
Sep 10, 2006 (11:09 am)
Like I said, Chrysler should bring back the K car and put a Jeep badge on it. With an updated suspension, the K car can be excellent on the road. Oh and by the way, I don't see the Chevy Cobalt as part of the GMC division, maybe GMC should put the GMC badge on the Cobalt and call it the GMC Magnesium. Then people who wouldn't normally buy a GMC would buy one.