Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Interested in a Compass or Patriot - Common Problems I should be aware of?
My wife and I are looking to trade in a vehicle for either a Compass or Patriot. (The Caliber fell off the list due to less ground clearance.)
I've been looking through the threads here, but was looking to find a summed up post or two about things I should aware of when it comes to these vehicles. Problems with reliability, gas mileage not being as good as promised, etc.
Also, we've test driven a Compass with a CVT and did not like how slow it is off the line. I'm not wanting to race the streets, but I do want the confidence to pull into traffic off a side-street instead of waiting and waiting. Amongst the threads in this forum, many of you are saying it's not that bad and people like myself "just aren't used to it." I've made an appointment to test drive one with a 5-spd this Saturday (we both drive manual right now) to see if I like it more or less. Any pros or cons in your eyes regarding this also?
Edit: Another question. The Patriots: Does the FD stand for Front-wheel drive? If so, are they FWD only, or do they have the ability to lock into all wheel drive? (I've only driven FWD vehicles, so please pardon this question if it seems stupid.)
Last edited by Knightfallzx2; 02-21-2008 at 02:54 PM.