I bought this vehicle thinking it would be well built, with the Jeep name on it. So far I have had many problems and not too many compliments. I like the sound system in it. There is a speaker built into the back hatch, so that when you open the hatch, the sound will be amplified outside (drive in theaters, BBQs, etc.). I like the moon roof and the leather trim package. I also like that it tells you if the tires are low on air. Beyond those few things though, I have had problems with the driver's side door hinge rusting and breaking. One of the back door window motors broke. If I drive around a corner, while also hitting a pothole, the car will automatically switch to the auto-stick transmission function. This is a huge safety concern. The car also takes an extra few moments to fire up while starting. I have had it checked by many mechanics and they cannot figure out why it does that. This is very frustrating. I also find that the engine runs very loud.
Don't get a 2007
Because 2007 was the first year Jeep came out with the Compass, it has a lot of kinks/quirks that didn't get worked out beforehand. I've ended up putting a good amount of money into it (probably $5k or so) in the past year and a half. It seems like there's always something else that needs to be fixed. It's also not as spacious on the inside as it would seem on the outside. It does get fairly good gas mileage and, despite its flaws, has gotten me where I need to be for the most part.
First Jeep I've ever owned, and I love it.
I didn't think I'd like the color red for a vehicle, but for this one, I do. I had to go far to find a great dealership, and that makes a difference. Also, I thought I'd never buy a Jeep, because I never hear anything great about them. I love this car! It's comfortable, roomy, and has some bells and whistles. It has a back-up camera, a GPS, a Sirius Satellite radio, and it had low mileage when I bought it used. Has lots of room in the back, and when we took a three-day trip to Houston three months ago, my brother and his wife never complained about the back seat. Cargo is exceptional. We had lots of luggage and a large cooler in it. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone who wants a reliable ride and has enough power to get through ice and snow when the weather is bad. And it's great for travel, as well. I can't complain about the price I got for it, and the upkeep price is minimal. Vehicle came from a rental service, and we got the records for its upkeep and a free Carfax as well.
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Jeep Compass Generations
See all Jeep Compass generations here. The Jeep Compass, a four-door compact crossover, was one of Jeep’s first forays into the world of crossovers and it was the first Jeep whose base model was front-wheel drive