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Unread 03-19-2012, 11:12 AM   #1
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My parents want a 2012 compass. How are they?

My mom wants a Compass (2012), 2wd. How are the reliability on them? Any good reviews? We're looking to purchase pretty soon. Thanks!

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The 2008 Jeep Wrangler is not so much an SUV as it is an experience. It's slow and loud, handles poorly, has crummy interior materials and features doors that provide virtually no crash protection. But when it comes to off-road performance, the Wrangler is simply the best choice available.
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Unread 03-19-2012, 08:58 PM   #2
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Biggest reliability complaint is the tie rod ends and lower control arm bushings will wear out at 35-40k. Costly but covered my extended service contracts if she buys one. I did.
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Unread 03-19-2012, 09:27 PM   #3
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But overall, it isn't bad? What is the chance of that happening? We test drove one overnight and she really likes it, I prefer my JK. Any other issues we should know about before purchasing? Do you recommend them?
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Unread 03-19-2012, 11:15 PM   #4
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Biggest reliability complaint is the tie rod ends and lower control arm bushings will wear out at 35-40k. Costly but covered by extended service contracts if she buys one. I did.
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Unread 03-19-2012, 11:20 PM   #5
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Mine only has 9,000 miles so I don't know yet. The TR Ends and CA Bushings just seem to be the most commonly recurring failure on here, always around 35-40k.

Somebody posted about a Transmission failure the other day around 190k miles. I'd say that is pretty good actually.
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Unread 03-20-2012, 12:09 PM   #6
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Make sure they test drive before they buy!

good advice for any vehicle, Compass or not
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Unread 03-20-2012, 01:47 PM   #7
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We did =)
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Unread 03-21-2012, 02:22 PM   #8
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my 2008 Compass just hit 40,000 miles and I have put new tires on it and had the tie rod ends replaced. Good vehicle and mine gets 23-25 in town and 27-29 mpg on the highway. While tie rods should last longer than 30,000 miles, I have no other complaints!
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Unread 03-21-2012, 02:38 PM   #9
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2wd or 4wd?
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Unread 03-22-2012, 09:09 AM   #10
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My 2008 is currently at 54k. 4WD and the only issue I ever had was replacing the Catalytic Converter at around 42k, but it was covered under the factory warrenty. I put new tires on last november and no signs of problems with my tie rod. Overall its fun to drive, my only complaint is the cheap interior/exterior , but when i sat in a 2012 theh seemed to of gave it a good overhaul. Just wish it had a little more power in the engine.
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Unread 03-22-2012, 09:21 AM   #11
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Mine is a 2WD, 5 spd manual.
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Unread 03-22-2012, 10:31 AM   #12
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Thanks. We're in between a Compass and a Grand Cherokee now. I'm voting for Grand Cherokee myself, because I had one previously.. I'll post back when we make our decision =)
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Unread 03-22-2012, 10:41 AM   #13
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I like the new grand cherokees much more than the compass, but the gas mileage and price is far more attractive on the compass
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Unread 03-23-2012, 06:13 AM   #14
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I like the new grand cherokees much more than the compass, but the gas mileage and price is far more attractive on the compass
X2, but it depends what your parents are going to be using it for. The Grand Cherokee is definitely a nice Jeep though.
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Unread 03-23-2012, 06:47 PM   #15
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I like the new grand cherokees much more than the compass, but the gas mileage and price is far more attractive on the compass
My thoughts exactly. I like the size and look of the Grand Cherokee, but the massive price difference and difference in fuel efficiency is quite a costly thing to consider! And now that the newer Jeep Compasses look like "baby Grand Cherokees" the only thing to really consider is whether you need and can afford that power.
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