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Unread 09-20-2006, 05:02 AM   #1
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Anyone own a 07 Compass

I have a 2000 Wrangler and thinking of trading on a Compass. My wife would be the driver of the Compass. Would this be a good trade.


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Unread 09-29-2006, 01:25 AM   #2
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For the wife that would probably work.

Wrangler is not to be "compared" with a Compass. I saw one at the dealer and is probably a good vehicle, but should be compared to Rav-4 and maybe subaru.

I have a small Subaru that never gets stuck and fun to drive - this would probably be similar, gets good gas mileage and has some storage. I wouldn't be driving it over mountains, but if it is usually on the road shouldn't be a problem.
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Unread 10-01-2006, 05:31 PM   #3
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Compass vs Wrangler? Two totally different animals, no sense in comparing them, one is trail rated, the other is not.
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Unread 10-01-2006, 06:30 PM   #4
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Compass vs Wrangler? Two totally different animals, no sense in comparing them, one is trail rated, the other is not.
"Trail Rated" - what a crock of marketing shyte.


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Compass is for those who are only driving on road.
As oppossed to 90% of the rest of Jeep and SUV owners who, only drive on the road...
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Unread 10-02-2006, 09:03 AM   #5
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"Trail Rated" - what a crock of marketing shyte.

As oppossed to 90% of the rest of Jeep and SUV owners who, only drive on the road...
I was being polite to those Jeep people who own them but never will even come close to using them for what they are built for. My Jeeps go off road when ever I get the chance to take them there.

The Compass is made and marketed to those who wanna own a Jeep but would never go off road. It looks to be a cute vehicle made to fill a nitch that Jeep hadn't before.

"Trail Rated" is a phrase coined by Jeep that means their "real Jeep" vehicles can actually go off road if the driver actually wanted to take them there (unlike many of the Jeep wanna-be SUV's out there).
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Unread 10-22-2006, 09:47 AM   #6
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Could it be possible to modify a Jeep Compass & make it "trail rated"? Also, what is the definition of a "real Jeep"? Is the Compass a "real Jeep" or is it a "wannabe Jeep"? I'm considering buying a Jeep Compass and wouldn't want to buy a "substandard Jeep". I want a "superior Jeep". LOL
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Unread 10-30-2006, 09:03 PM   #7
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Unread 11-01-2006, 01:27 PM   #8
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Wrangler is the Father figure

Compass is the new born son, it has a lot to learn, and can not do nearly enough as the Wrangler can.
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Unread 11-01-2006, 01:49 PM   #9
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Can't believe I missed this a few weeks ago...

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Originally Posted by Lady Liberty
I was being polite to those Jeep people who own them but never will even come close to using them for what they are built for. My Jeeps go off road when ever I get the chance to take them there.

The Compass is made and marketed to those who wanna own a Jeep but would never go off road. It looks to be a cute vehicle made to fill a nitch that Jeep hadn't before.
If 90% of the people who own a Jeep "never will even come close to using them for that they are built for" i.e. "off-roading"

WTF does it matter if Jeep chooses to market a model that is designed to do the only thing that those 90% are ever going to do with their Jeeps?



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"Trail Rated" is a phrase coined by Jeep that means their "real Jeep" vehicles can actually go off road if the driver actually wanted to take them there (unlike many of the Jeep wanna-be SUV's out there).
No "Trail Rated" is a marketing catch phrase designed to make people who buy Grand Cherokees and Commanders to slosh around the families feel more manly and rugged and generally better about their purchase that they are never going to take off road.
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Unread 11-01-2006, 03:20 PM   #10
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WTF does it matter if Jeep chooses to market a model that is designed to do the only thing that those 90% are ever going to do with their Jeeps?
Or if it's targeted at the people who know they don't want to go off-road, but want AWD for use in the snow, rain, etc. Personally, the Compass and Patriot make perfect sense (to me, at least) to have in the Jeep lineup because they've got the potential to take sales away from Subaru.

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No "Trail Rated" is a marketing catch phrase designed to make people who buy Grand Cherokees and Commanders to slosh around the families feel more manly and rugged and generally better about their purchase that they are never going to take off road.
Exactly.

One of the most embarrassing things I ever saw was a group of college-age kids who had turned up at a trail I was running in my then-stock XJ with their substantially-lifted TJ. They all got out of the TJ and made a point of making sure everyone within earshot knew that their vehicle was Trail Rated, and commenting on how the other vehicles there weren't. Ahh, the beauty of marketing.

Of course, they weren't as thrilled with shouting the catchphrase when I followed them straight through everything they ran as well as going through some stuff they didn't want to attempt.
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Unread 11-17-2006, 09:40 PM   #11
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Unread 11-28-2006, 09:15 AM   #12
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I really liked the 2002 concept model but the actual production vechile is a bit tooo much to stomache.. ( barffy smile)
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Unread 01-17-2007, 04:10 PM   #13
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I have a 2000 Wrangler and thinking of trading on a Compass. My wife would be the driver of the Compass. Would this be a good trade.
Looks like nobody gives an answer to the above question. I don't think he asked if the Compass was a off-road rig or comparable with the Wrangler. He just wanted to know if anyone had one.

I don't have a Compass, but we did buy a Caliber which is the Dodge counterpart for the Compass. Really nice car. Very comfortable. The price is right. I love the CVT thing. The CVT takes a bit to get used to, but once you do you'll love it. It gets 2X the gas mileage the Wrangler will ever get. (we have the 2.0 and are getting 23-24 city 29-30 highway) So yeah, good trade for a street rig that you and she will like. The Compass is definately not a off road rig even with the all wheel drive option, but then again a lot of the '07 Wranglers aren't either! LOL

BTW Unless you are just stuck on the Jeep name or the look of the Compass you should check out the Caliber. I think the pricing is a little cheaper on the Dodge. And yes, both are available with the AWD. I believe the Jeep only has the 2.4 engine (no relation to the 2.4 Wrangler engine) and the Dodge is available with a 1.8. 2.0, and the 2.4 including a turbo version. A AWD Compass starts out at a little over 17 K and with the CVT it's a little over 18 K. Our Caliber 2.0 SXT 2WD was about 16.5 OTD. This was a very nicely equipted model. I would recomend either of them. It's a great replacement for the Neon.
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Unread 01-17-2007, 04:22 PM   #14
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If you want to buy your wife a good new vehicle there are tons of nice AWD
I won't support Jeep if they keep coming out with this crap, I don't want you supporting these pieces either, and trade a wrangler? PLEASE!
Somebody mentioned Suburu, how about one of those, something that is not supposed to spend most of its living life off-road, obviusly neither is this new "jeep".

My local Jeep dealer has 6 JK Wranglers in stock and 5 JK Unlimited's. That makes 11 JEEP WRANGLERS. If you lay on your belly and start counting differentials under them you will only come up with 11 because every damm one is 2WD!

He does have 3 AWD Compasses in stock though. LOL

I sure don't look at a FWD/AWD compact car carrying the JEEP nameplate on it being near as Blasphemous as a "it looks like a real Jeep" 2WD 4 door Wrangler. Now that's just a shame.
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