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Jeep Compass, Wagon
#127 of 188 Re: testing... [tidester]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 02, 2007 (7:45 pm)
How about a link with some gnarly quotes?
"First there was the Dodge Caliber — the odd-looking hunchback hatchback with a cheap interior and lackluster performance. Then there was the Jeep Compass — a vehicle so utterly wrong-headed that, in the future, a Ph.D. candidate in marketing will write a thesis about it."
"Jeep says that the Patriot is the small crossover for men and the Compass is the one for the ladies."
First Drive: 2007 Jeep Patriot (Inside Line)
Feb 04, 2007 (12:24 pm)
I had only my second compass sighting here in west LA the other day. It seems much bigger than I remember from my test drive. When you see it out on the road and can compare to other cars you realize its about the same as other small suvs.
I'm beginning to worry about this car. The internet is pretty dead on the subject. Maybe everyone is so busy driving they don't have time to post about it! We'll have to see if the Patriot gets more attention. I bet it will even though its really the same car.
Anybody out there want to comment on the CVT?
#129 of 188 Re: testing... [steve_]
Feb 04, 2007 (12:27 pm)
The front grill of the Compass is a litte much. It looks like its so big its weighing down the front end. Imagine what it will look like when Jeep updates it in a few years to all chrome a la the Liberty
#130 of 188 Re: Sightings [theronrohr]
Feb 04, 2007 (12:42 pm)
or maybe they are too ashamed to write about it admitting they bought one. I am very interested in the Patriot. The compass just turned me off with the looks.
#131 of 188 Re: testing... [theronrohr]
Feb 04, 2007 (12:44 pm)
When I test drove the Compass I really liked the CVT. It had enough get up and go for me. I know that has been a common complaint. People say when you push it there is a lag for the engine to go and the RPMs will reach red line.
On the Patriot board I posted a link to another discussion on the patriot that is getting a lot of traffic if you're interested.
#132 of 188 Re: testing... [grutza]
Feb 04, 2007 (3:05 pm)
I checked that out and saw the video review of the Patriot. Also I found a Patriot review on rockcrawler that was interesting. They described in detail the different feel of the manual vs cvt. I had dismissed the manual because I live in the city but they described it as very flexible and easy to drive. I might have to reconsider and take one out for a test drive.
A couple months back I test drove a Caliber and a Compass with cvt. It was only around the dealership and the cvts were seamless and worked fine at city pace. But when I tried to accelerate aggressively (in the 2.0L Caliber) nothing really happened so I'm a little worried that it will feel really sluggish when you need to get going. I used to have a tdi diesel Golf and it got really annoying in the city because while it was fine when cruising it was always a slug at the traffic light.
#133 of 188 Re: testing... [theronrohr]
Feb 04, 2007 (3:26 pm)
The shifter is awkwardly placed. Someone just posted pictures and said they had to stretch a bit to reach it. I would be looking at the auto. I test drove the compass as well and when you did punch it there was some lag. But for the most part it should be adequate. One problem with the CVT is you lost track at how fast you are going with the lack of shifts. I'll be interested in test driving one soon. Yes the interior is not the best but the room is fine for me. I saw one at the DC auto show.
Feb 05, 2007 (9:58 am)
Does anyone have an idea of how the Compass is selling?
#135 of 188 Re: sales numbers [ccostable]
Feb 05, 2007 (1:04 pm)
sales figures for 06
I don't know how accurate the figures are but they look promising.
#136 of 188 Re: sales numbers [grutza]
Feb 13, 2007 (12:00 pm)
Can anyone tell me how to get the $1000 coupon from Chrysler as someone mentioned previously? I read it on another auto site as well. I'm ready to buy the Compass in two weeks.