Does anyone own a new Jeep Compass with a 5-speed manual transmission? I'm just curious. I have had mine now well over 200k mi. I love it and have had no troubles with it and still to this day average better than window sticker fuel mileage from it.
Still woth winter upon me and snow tires on and setting and idiling warming up and stop and go traffic I still never average less than about 28MPG from it. When I'm cruising the highway I still can muster about 31 average.
The other day it was about the lowest I had seen it. It was reading 27.8 average when I started off to work. I have a 1 hr. 20 min drive each way. By the time I made it back home my average jumped back to 29.4 MPG.
But the reason for this post. I currently have 209k mi. on my jeep compass and was seriously considering a new one. Chrysler has some good year end deals right now! So I went to my Jeep dealer and found out that for 2013 Chrysler dropped the manual for the higher end packages. 5-speed is now available only in the sport trim. No lattitude or limited package.
My Jeep Compass is indeed a rare configuration. I had to specifically order my Compass exactly as I wanted it. It is a 2007 FWD Limited 5-speed manual.
I was pround to see that when my Compass was delivered to me new my name was printed on the window sticker at the factory letting all workers know that this vehicle was ordered and built for me. Now Chrysler changes stuff and I can't even buy the same thing now. Makes me made. I guess Chrysler doesn't care about there customers.
Given the miles I drive I absolutely love the ability to control the vehicle with a manual transmission. The FWD save me fuel and the manual transmission saves me lots of fuel.
Now I can't even get a new one unless I'm willing to sacafice alot of fuel mileage and money.
I had an 08 compass sport, during the winter i'd get ~25 mpgs... the summer time pretty much the same as you. I had to trade it in for an 2011 auto (so the wife could drive it)
11 Mineral Gray Metallic Compass 2.4L, 4x4, Auto Mods/Addons:
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I have the 2011 5-speed Compass and really enjoy the "control" of the transmission. I do notice that if caught in a mud patch in 1st gear, anti-slip or slide or whatever it's called is on, the vehicle jumps. Not sure what is going on.
Anyway, great fun
2013 Compass Latitude (Silver, 6-speed Automatic)
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cant get FDII with a manual, as to get the "low range" it has to have the cvt, cannot even get the new 6speed auto on the FDII package, still has the cvt.
Yep that is what I thought. I miss the good ole days of being able to pick what engine you want, as long as it was offered for that vehicle in that year, and the transmission you want. Kinda like when you could buy a ZJ with the 318 and 5 speed and the 242 select-trac. Awesome configuration but damn, it is rare to come across since it had to be special ordered.
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the problem is that to get the "low range" they had to put in a lower final drive, and that just wouldn't work with a manual transmission, and i think the hill decent control and break lock differential would reak havoc on a manual transmission.