The Alarm system will be different, but usually no issue. Requirement is that it has to stop after max. 30 seconds (If it doesn't, I'll have to disable it. No big deal). What we need to have is what we call an "immobiliser", which is basically a key with an electronic chip. If I understood the US specs correctly, this is the equivalent to the "Sentry Key". This not as much as a legal requirement, but insurers insist.
what i´ve read about us spec immobilisier is that they are not same standart as europe ones and what car insurancies require.
Differences i know from the Patriot wich i guess will be similar to the Compass:
The headlights on US models are not power adjustable like EU versions. there is also no button for that in the Compass and i´m not sure if this could be added easely if needed.
You get a fender antenna instead of a roof antenna.
No 6 gear CRDs in the US version.
No heated mirrors
No RDS support on standart Radio
You loose your warranty.
I suggest to contact a company who does US imports. they know what and how to do it.
great forum. Has helped me a lot deciding on my next car.
I am located in Switzerland, and for some inexplicable reason the Swiss Jeep subsidiary has decided to offer the Pebble Beige interior only in combination with a Light Khaki Metallic exterior.
Since Light Khaki is not my first choice (but the beige interior is my wife's first choice), I was contemplating buying the Compass in the US and have it shipped over (with the added bonus of a substantially lower cost even after shipping and taxes).
well you can check Jeep Germanys website for pepple beige interior and other exterior colors.
You can go for a limited compass and Pepple beige leather and following exterior colors:
Black, Inferno Red, Jeep green, Light Khaki and Stone white .
I am from Croatia so first sorry for my bad english. I am thinking to buy a Patriot but in my country cars are so expensive. So I am thinking about import a Patriot from USA. I have to do some modifications on the car (turn lights, rear fog light...etc.) but can save more than 10000 $. And no warranty for the car.
So I have some questions:
-Do someone know a good dealer in Miami or New York area? (I think from there will be the cheapest overseas transportation)
-What do you think about site: www.newcarfrom.us How can I check if they are real?
-Is in USA some kind of temporary registration? I mean could I buy a new car in USA, take some temporary registration, drive 2-3 weeks around USA and bring my car home? If yes how much money cost such a registration?
-Does someone has electric schematic of Patriot? I am interesting for lights circuit.