Last post on Jun 28, 2009 at 5:13 PM
You are in the Jeep Compass
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Jeep Compass, Wagon
#186 of 188 A Hybrid and More power + Manual Tranny
Jan 26, 2008 (3:51 pm)
Add automatic seats, leather, sirius radio, and a moon roof for about $20K
That would be a winner.
#187 of 188 Re: Jeep Compass, a quality Jeep? [farout]
Jan 02, 2009 (12:30 pm)
After about two model years since this post, seems there is indeed a 2009 Compass. I sat in one, and it's not so bad. I'm used to my velour seats and creature comforts via Toyota, but the plastics may work for this car, for after all, why have a utility vehicle that you're afraid to get dirty? The arm rest padding's much better in the '09's but I wonder if it's truly an issue in the '07s since most of the time one is wearing a coat or jacket, anyway. As far as the Compass being a Caliber, I disagree. I've sat in a Caliber, too, and Caliber is lower to the ground by maybe 6 inches and uglier by far. And it's a very masculine car, which turns me off personally. Of the two, if I were shopping, I'd much prefer Compass.
The CVT issue is worrisome, though, because that's the only automatic it comes with, and I certainly don't want to go to a manual. Depending on what you read, some say it works well enough, and others say it will get you killed in highway traffic. So, it's hard to say who is telling the truth.
Personally, between Patriot and Compass I like Compass' looks, but I've read where Patriot appeals to men more than women and for the Compass the opposite is true. It's too boxy for my taste, same reason I hate Scion xB.
I'd like to read more experiences of either '07s or later model Compasses from people who actually have them.
#188 of 188 What is the difference between the 07 and 09 drivetrain
Jun 28, 2009 (5:13 pm)
Just bought an 07 compass 4x4 manual transmission a couple of months ago, the salesman told me it could be towed four wheels down behind an RV, he was wrong, the 09 owners manual say a manual transmission can be towed, but the 07 owners manual says none can be towed behind an RV. We check the drivetrain parts in both years and they are the same part numbers, The Jeep rep for my dealer will not tell us what the difference is. Does anyone know if there is a difference or why 07 can not while the 09 can.