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post #31 of 51 Old 07-30-2008, 09:45 AM
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From the perspective of a guy who owned my last vehicle for 12 years...and I have only had my Compass since March, 08 and 5 k miles.
Yes, I would buy a Mk again and while I do really like the Compass, I would give the Patriot a strong look.

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post #32 of 51 Old 07-30-2008, 10:20 AM
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Seeing that I am considering the Patriot it's nice to see almost all owners really like their MK's and would buy another.

Just a slightly modded XJ with a little lift, some armor, four mud tires and a few decals, so far.
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post #33 of 51 Old 07-31-2008, 09:41 PM
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I would not buy again. After having starter issues, transmission issues, speaker issues, dealer issues, traction controller issues, and not worn tie rods I regret buying it everyday. If it wasn't for these issues I would buy again in a heart beat.

'07 Compass -> I apologize to the next owner.
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post #34 of 51 Old 07-31-2008, 10:53 PM
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Anyone else with those issues or any other?

Just a slightly modded XJ with a little lift, some armor, four mud tires and a few decals, so far.
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post #35 of 51 Old 08-01-2008, 03:15 AM
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Without a doubt, I would definately buy my Patriot again, and I know my husband would buy his again also. We're both really happy with ours.
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post #36 of 51 Old 08-01-2008, 03:28 AM
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I would not buy again. After having starter issues, transmission issues, speaker issues, dealer issues, traction controller issues, and not worn tie rods I regret buying it everyday. If it wasn't for these issues I would buy again in a heart beat.
Really sorry that you're having those issues! I think a better dealer would have gone a long way helping to resolve them.

I'm over 33K on mine and just little insignificant issues, nothing serious. I'd definitely by an MK again.

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post #37 of 51 Old 08-01-2008, 06:17 AM
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Gramps what issues did u have?
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post #38 of 51 Old 08-01-2008, 06:55 AM
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TPS not registering correctly after a flat fix, front to rear were reversed for a while. MIL (Check Engine Light) with no problem found, gas cap was fine, went out after fill up. Steering wheel Audio Controls quit, replaced under warranty. Minor hesitation on cold mornings fixed with performance TSB. Right now my Cruise Control is turning off intermittently, I think it's the adjustment on the stop light switch that just requires a replacement (not adjustable). I had water come in threw the dome light after I left it open in the rain. Lug nuts put on too tight at the dealer. Pretty minor stuff.

2 new things that I just found and hadn't reported:

Changed my plugs after 33K, no sign of burning or any other problems, 3 were out to about .048 but one was at about .055 (should be .044). Set incorrectly at the factory?

I have the Security System but the Cabin Air Filter was never installed.

Mine was also a 1st month production run, 6/26/06

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post #39 of 51 Old 08-01-2008, 08:20 AM
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I, or should i say We (Fiance and I), love our patriot and would buy a new one again for sure. We have already put 8,000 miles on it since march 2008 and have not had a single problem yet.

If i had to do it over i would have gotten the power windows and locks with keyless entry. My last car i didnt need power windows or locks because it was always just me, now that i have an SUV everyone else rides with me so itd be nice to have.
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post #40 of 51 Old 08-01-2008, 08:27 AM
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Forgot, another fault. Driver side rear window got stuck going up. Dealer fixed, channel out of adjustment. Again, mine was built when the robots were beating up on each other due to the change over at the Belvidere plant, so I didn't expect perfection and I don't mind being a guinea pig. All in all, I'd do it again.

I've had 6'2 people in the back seat with no problems. The front seats are raised 2" over most other vehicles so there is more foot room that adds to the comfort and there are also rear seat duct work that helps for those in the rear with A/C and heat.

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post #41 of 51 Old 08-01-2008, 08:37 AM
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My wife and I bought our '08 Compass Sport back in October. At the time, we traded in both our 2000 Ford Focus SE and 2003 Chevy Tracker, and went down to being a one car family.

We now have 22k miles on it and no problems as of yet. Which is very good, because we'd be pretty pissed if a brand new car had any issues what-so-ever.

We would buy another one in a heart beat. With our Compass, we have a car that gets decent mileage, has plenty of room, does great in the snow, has AWD, came with a factory roof rack w/150 lbs rating, and we got the dealer to throw in a matching factory rim and tire... all for around $20k. And, despite what people say, we actually love the CVT tranny.

When we were shopping for a car, we realized that a lot of things we wanted were contradictory... AWD and good mileage, small but lots of room, etc.

The Compass is very utilitarian, as it fills many rolls well but I also think this is why the reviews have been so negative. Because it is a bit of a niche vehicle, it often gets compared somewhat dissimilar vehicles. Like SUVs that cost $5-$10k more, where it then gets panned for not being an off-road vehicle, lacking space, or cheap plastics. It'll also get compared against very small cars, and then gets trashed for getting mileage in the mid-20's.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that I think the Compass does a lot of things well, at the expensive of not being amazing at anything. I should say that I don't think this is necessarily a bad thing.

Would we buy one again, yes :-)
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post #42 of 51 Old 08-07-2008, 09:28 PM
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i ve been hauling the dogs around in the Patriot..

we love it !! all 4 of us
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post #43 of 51 Old 08-08-2008, 04:23 AM
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We would do it again. Our Pat was born in Jan. '07 and bought in March the same year. While it is a 4x2, it does it all for what we have asked of it.
It only has 13k miles on it and really no issues to speak of. There was a driver door that was poorly hung at the factory, but was straightened in one shot.
Haven't had it in the dirt yet, wife's Jeep, but my Grand is prolly the reason, plus the fact the the Pat doesn't have the kind of clearance I'm use to having off-road. That is about to change though, getting lifted on the 16th. Can't wait!!!
Oh, this is our 5th Jeep, so the Comp didn't buzz me as much as it did my wife. She kept looking at a red Comp MK just outside the showroom when we were shopping the Pat. Now she's happier because the dog loves the back of the Pat. There is a lot of room back there, especially with the seats down.
We had my folks and the dog in it last Saturday with room to spare. We stopped and ordered some pizzas to go. Slipped over to the Publix for some bottles of wine. Well, we all managed to fit including the pies, though the dog went crazy in the back. He's a 30-lb. Sheltie. This was our first crowd in the Pat since we got it.
Only regret is that we didn't wait for the prices to come down to the level they are at now. Prolly could have saved $2500 or so. Oh well, the priviledge of owning a new model.

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post #44 of 51 Old 08-08-2008, 06:27 PM
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Yes i would it agin.

Yep would buy a compass all over agin, I'm working on a fix to the drive by wire, I hate it but i love the jeep.
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post #45 of 51 Old 08-11-2008, 07:21 PM
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Yes, would buy another Patriot. I test drive a lot small SUVs. The most comfortable and the most fun was the PAT. I purchased this 08 PAT June 27, 08 and loved it every second.
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