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Unread 04-28-2011, 06:21 PM   #1
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NEED help!! 2011 Compass 2x4 or 4x4???

Hi everyone,

I still cannot decide whether to buy a 4x2 or 4x4 for winter driving.

Please help.... 4x4 is $2000 more...but its 2.4 engine instead of 4x2 2.0

Thanks everyone!

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I drove an infiniti QX4 for a few years.. I just can't wait to get my Jeep Compass and drive over snow banks =)
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Unread 04-28-2011, 11:04 PM   #2
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kind of having the same issue over a patriot.

not sure about on the compass, but on the patriot, they offer a 2.4 as an option on either 4x2 and standard on 4x4.
just checked.... looks like they do offer that same option for $300 bucks.

I'm trying to decide if I want to spend the extra for the psydo-4x4 or live with 4x2... one thing is for sure, it will have the larger engine. It doesn't appear to have that much more power (at least in the specs), but I've never said, gee... I wish I had less power. I'm also going for the 5 spd. I like to row the gears and so does my wife.
If I can get my Jeep Wrangler sold and possibly my Ford Fusion out right, then I'll definitely go with the 4x4.. If I end up trading the car in, then I may have to go with the 4x2... that way, I can avoid the dreaded car payment.

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Unread 04-28-2011, 11:39 PM   #3
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I just can't imagine a jeep without having at least awd or 4x4.

If you are happy and want to save the money you can get a 4x2. But if you ever go for resale there will be many people like myself that would see the ad for the vehicle and the moment we see it isn't 4x4 I would immediately not look at it
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Unread 04-29-2011, 05:53 AM   #4
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I just can't imagine a jeep without having at least awd or 4x4.

If you are happy and want to save the money you can get a 4x2. But if you ever go for resale there will be many people like myself that would see the ad for the vehicle and the moment we see it isn't 4x4 I would immediately not look at it
Same here. When I was considering an XJ I passed on some real nice ones because they were not 4x4.
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Unread 04-29-2011, 07:18 AM   #5
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I just can't imagine a jeep without having at least awd or 4x4.

If you are happy and want to save the money you can get a 4x2. But if you ever go for resale there will be many people like myself that would see the ad for the vehicle and the moment we see it isn't 4x4 I would immediately not look at it


I agree... JEEP is synonymous with 4 Wheel Drive
I came to the conclusion last night that mine will be 4x4 (even if, I need to have a payment for a year)
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Unread 04-29-2011, 08:34 AM   #6
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what about the 4x4 are you having a hard time justifying, the initial cost, the gas mileage with the 2.4 (a minimal difference), or the cost of having to go to the 2.4 in order to get it?
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Unread 05-02-2011, 08:01 AM   #7
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Hi everyone,

I still cannot decide whether to buy a 4x2 or 4x4 for winter driving.

Please help.... 4x4 is $2000 more...but its 2.4 engine instead of 4x2 2.0

Thanks everyone!
From what I read in your tag line about driving over snow banks..you had better get the 4X4!! Oh, and get the 5 speed standard too.
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Unread 05-04-2011, 04:26 PM   #8
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We replaced our '99 4x4 XJ with a 2010 4x2 Patriot. Needed something my 6'4" son could fit in.
With the ESP it handle that Christmas crap storm when we visited the family up north. Never once wishd we had the 4x4 version. It is never going off road.
It shares the garage with my built 2010 4 door Rubicon. The JK is 4x4.
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