Now so much talk about the Compass being a real Jeep or not ... How really far off road have you gone with the compass?
I feel I have to share with you my first off road adventure with my new Compass (4X4, 2.4l, 5 speed manual, light khaki, sport edition).
I live in Pireus Greece and own a house in Evoia which is a Greek island.
From there we schedule short trips to little known lovely lonely beaches and we are in need of capable off road vehicles.
So I finally made the trail and started off together with a friend of mine who owns a Ford Maverick, 2.3l, 5 speed manual shift. The road we took included anything an off roading challenge would include except for mud. Lots of large stones, steep angles, sand, unstable stones, thick layers of pebbles etc)
Now listen I am a complete novice
, a mere newbie on off road driving (but an experienced driver overall) and this was my FIRST experience on hard off road conditions. Considering my fellow who was driving the Ford Maverick I was starting from blanc white paper and he was just finishing his PHD on off roading...
NOT ONE SINGLE MOMENT did I feel inferior driver or did I find mere difficulty to seek for help or get stuck, although my pal was anxious if I could make it through a certain big uphill part of our trail.
NOT ONE SINGLE MOMENT did I feel that I was in danger, although lots of adrenaline was pouring off me when I was reaching parts unheard of passing them with my previous cars. My daughter was constantly shouting that "this part oh no!!! we are not going to make it etc..." Turn after turn, stone after stone, a deep smile was gradually growing on me and a feeling of confidence was building up on me.
Ok lots of you guys have encountered worse conditions and snow and thick mud etc... etc... but I tell you that THIS car made me dear take a difficult off road trail with confidence, pride, style and safety.
My first off road venture !!!
Derbederis is Perikles from Pireus Athens Greece
Jeep Compass, sport, 4X4, 5M, 2.4l. light khaki