To me the Compass just doesn't look right, like maybe theres something missing. I can't really put my finger on it. It seems to be a decent vehicle mechanically, I just don't care for the looks, which is why I was leaning more towards a caliber. In the end I got a Trailblazer, I don't like Chevys all that much but it suits us better then the smaller Compass or Caliber. But I will always own a jeep of some type.
I think maybe most Jeepers are traditionalists and like the Jeep look. That why the Libertys and Compasses are looked down upon. I think they are both decent vehicles and actually like the Liberty, but the Patriot just looks more like a Jeep I guess.
1994 Jeep Cherokee 4x4
4.0 HO, Auto, 4dr., NP231, 8.25 rear
6 inches of bastard pack lift, 35/12.5/R15's
Aux. fan switch, homemade BPE's
moved intake, OEM towhooks
Rear disc brakes, JKS disco's