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
2015 Compass Latitude 4x4
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