I had a 2002 V6 Mustang as my "commuter" and my wife drove a 2004 AWD Matrix. She wanted a Mini Cooper, but we needed to keep a 4WD vehicle for our ski trips.
So, technically the Compass replaced the Matrix.. even though my wife is now driving the sporty car (Cooper Convertable), and I'm in the utility car.
We probably would've kept the Matrix - it really was a great car, no problems in the snow - but the factory warranty expired, and I couldn't pass up lifetime bumper to bumper - as well as the screamin' deal on the 2007's.. My car was the AD vehicle, ended up getting over 7K off the sticker.
07 Hyundai Accent.
I have a long commute and went for a fuel efficient sub compact.
Of all of the cars in that category, it seemed to be the best car for the money and indeed had a decent ride and could get 36 if I coasted down hills.
By the time I had had it for 3 months, it had been in the shop 8 times for various things like coil packs, O2 sensors, popping out of reverse, alignment, paint defects etc.
I got everything sorted out and figured that I could deal with it till it was paid off and then I would give it to one of my nieces or nephews.
Then I hit a small patch of ice that sent it sideways and scared the ____ out of me. I traded it the next day for the Compass.
It is really funny, the Accent had a very high up front "I like this" and rapidly turned into a "I hate this". The Jeep started out as an "It will do the job" and rapidly turned into an "I love this!".
2008 Jeep Compass Limited 4x4 CVT
Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat
I traded a 98 Ford Ranger for my 08 Sun Burst Orange 4x2 Jeep Patriot back in September. Two weeks ago, I offloaded the 04 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab HEMI powered pickup for a 08 Surf Blue 4x2 Jeep Compass for the wife on her birthday...
Two Jeeps in the driveway, and one very happy wife.... Life is good....
I traded a 2006 Dodge Caravan. I got a leftover 2007 inferno red Patriot Limited 4X4 with CVT2. I have only had the Patriot for less than a week but so far I really like it. I am averaging 24 MPG. Much better than the 19.5 I was getting with the Caravan.
We just traded our 2002 hyundai Santa Fe LX. Got a 2008 patriot with freedom drive II.... We like It much better, way more capable and better mileage, lots more headroom than the hyundai too...
That hill decent control is cool.....
We traded a 2002 Ford Escape with 133k miles. It was a great vehicle, very dependable. It was just time for a change. The Patriot won out over the new Liberty because of gas mileage, and over the new Escape because, well, it really isn't that much different than the old Escape.
Well I traded in my 05 Dodge Ram 4X4 quad cab hemi
for a leftover 07 Limited 4x4 loaded with everything, except its not trail rated
I love it just thinking about getting the skid plates so i can go play a little and not worry to much
I traded a 13 yo Sable for the 2007 Patriot. The Sable was my wifes car that was passed on to my daughter. It was getting very unreliable and we needed something better for the daughter when she went of to college. The Patriot was an Enterprise rental with 17K miles. 2WD, power windows/locks, CD and a few other niceties. Just a basic model.
I don't believe I posted a response in this thread yet.
Last night, we traded in my wife's '99 VW Beetle that we drove around most of the year. It was her first car, so it was hard to see it go. However, it was a lemon and only five days ago, the blower for the heat went, and is a $350 part. (Ya, we left it since we were expecting the new Jeep.)
Along with that, I gave away my baby, a '98 Ford Escort ZX2 that only saw the few months of summer. I had toyed with it when I was younger (I had it for about 8 years) and did it up for show. I cannot post pics, but here are links.
I traded my 2002 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport. It had 91,000 miles on it and was running fine, but it was starting to need more maintenance and so I decided to trade it in while it was still worth something. I also wanted something bigger and higher off the ground and the Compass is exactly what I was looking for. The Subaru was a fine car though.
I traded in my 2006 F150 for a 2008 Jeep Patriot. The Jeep dealership paid off my truck note and I ended up paying basically nothing for the Jeep and have the same car note each month. The real reason I decided to trade was because of the gas mileage. I will now be saving just over $150 a month on gas. That's not even including months that I go out of state to visit family.