I thought I'd say hello and introduce myself to the board. I just purchased a 2007 Jeep Compass Limited. I was previously driving a 2000 audi s4, but wanted to keep some of those luxuries while also being able to carry my mountain bike among other things. I am definitely satisfied with my purchase after driving the nitro, grand cherokee, and liberty. I look forward to posting here in the future.
I'm glad you are enjoying your purchase.
Like you, I also wanted to be able to carry my mountain bike around. I'll be putting on a hitch receiver and probably buy the hitch-mount bike carrier from Thule.
What made you decide on the Compass over the models you mentioned?
Alright, a little more about my purchase. Black limited with 18" chrome options, nav, leather, heated seats, sirius, 6cd changer, boston acoustics package. I am a commuter and a weekend warrior now that I've been out of college for almost 3 years and working full time so I needed something that could do both. I had my audi for commuting and pleasure driving and a 91 blazer as a utility beater. The blazer took a nose dive and I got rid of it, and the audi was starting to get quirky on me and it took at least $1k every time I needed something fixed on it. The ride quality of the grand cherokee was too much like my blazer for every day driving and the liberty was nice and small, but the gas mileage was the same as the cherokee. I knew I didn't really need an off road vehicle as my off roading will be done on my mountain bike, so the compass really became more and more what I had wanted.
In dash navigation, upon delivery I went to install the dvd and I kept getting a read error on the disc. I took a trip up to the dealer to try a new disc and had the same problem. I'm dropping it off tonight to get fixed tomorrow. I will let you know tomorrow night how it performs.
Ok, got it back tonight from the dealer. I just used the Nav map and didn't actually use it for the directions at all. I find the roads to be highly accurate and as I'm driving
I'm thinking to myself, "Wow, never knew the name of that road", and things of that nature. I live in a semi rural part of northern NJ and all the roads were there. I am excited for when I have to go someplace I'm not familiar with.
It's strange that you mention finding shortcuts and such, I was driving a route that I take every day to work, and I found a nice little shortcut for when traffic backs up due to not having the police direct traffic. I'm going to have to try it next time we get some traffic.