I have the 5spd. and it chirps. Surprised me a couple times, mostly because I was just trying to get out of my own way.
I'm sure if I was still young and silly and not so anal about beating on my vehicle it could do a lot more.
I followed my husband to the dealership to drop his baby off for an oil change, etc. tonight and of course he's got to mess with me because he knows if he can lose me I'll probably get lost, lol. He opened it up (it being a Dodge Hemi 5.7L) at the light on an open road. Of course I could not keep up with him, but I chirped off the line, let that drop so I could get going. I caught up quick enough, and when I did it was mine because I could keep some speed on the corners, whereas the king cab 1500 was whining for the straight away again
It was the first time I really opened it up, and she liked it.
I haven't messed around with the ESP.
I need to educate myself more on the ESP. Should I leave it on?
I bought my Compass in December and haven't thought much about it, I just left it on because of the winter weather.
I guess I could dig out my owners manual and read up on it.
But do I need it in my every day driving on dry roads?
Think it makes a difference in gas mileage or wear and tear?
To me logically if it chips with the ESP on, it most certainly will with it off.
My last car was a stick too. I didn't care for the CVT, but that was my own preference. I enjoy the control of a stick. I wouldn't have bought the automatic even if it was a traditional automatic, just because whatever I buy I'm going to get a stick.