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My 2007 Compass just passed 50,000... Had to replace tires due to road debris. just inspected and mechanic said I should be good till next year with original brakes. No failures or repairs other than some service bulletin/warranty stuff the dealer did ( software updates and a something in the steering column for the stability control system).
 

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Just thought I'd throw an update in here. Haven't posted in a while.
-Sitting right on 75,000 miles
-Still on factory brakes
-Replaced lower ball joints at 47,000 miles
-Literally zero problems since the first mile (except for the ball joints of course)
-Gas mileage seems to be suffering a tad lately....may need a tune up
 

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127,000 miles on my '09 Pat and just had first repair

Yup, rolled past 127,000 miles this week and just had my very first (non maintenance) repair. I broke a tire valve stem and had to pay $65.00 to get it replaced. Needless to say I am pretty happy with that. I do need to do the brakes for the first time but I am waiting until the weather warms up just a little more. Like previous poster, my mileage is mostly highway, all recommended maintenance has been done, and I run full synthetic oil. That's it, nothing special.

I am very happy with the Patriot and am looking to get a used Compass or Patriot for my teenage son for his first driver. I think it is a perfect "new driver" vehicle. Very safe, good in snow and rain, good gas mileage, and plenty of storage for when I get to send him off to college in a few years.
 

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Update, About a month ago my dads MK blew its transmission right at approximately 190,000 Miles. Not bad. He ended up trading it in rather than fixing. That thing did pretty awesome for the amount of hard city driving he did.
 

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108000 here on my 08 Compass. I drive a pretty rough road daily that is well known for trashing suspensions.

The following components replaced so far:

Front ball joints, lower control arms, inner and outer tie rod ends.

Rear upper and lower control arms and rear struts.

I am a really picky driver and most of the components were worn enough to add play or roll to the chassis that I noticed. Nothing except the ball joints were bad enough to keep it from passing inspection. All were covered under the extended warranty.

With the exception of the ball joints, this car has held up remarkably well.
 

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Wanted to reply. I see some other Compass owners have lots of miles adding up! Thought I was setting the pace! I currently have 185,000mi on my Jeep Compass. It's a 5-speed it's going strong.
At 180,000 mi I changed the transmission fluid. I changed it at every 60k mi interval. I put Royal Purple sychromax in this time. I, just two weeks ago, had new state inspection done at the dealership. It didn't need anything. I had it in for an alignment it was pulling to the left.
Anyways the trany fluid seems to help MPG's. Im running Goodyear Comfort tread tires in a 235/55/18. I'm driving almost only highway and I seldom am averaging less then 30 MPG. I just looked yesterday my computer said exactly 32.0. It dropped some. Sitting in drive way it says 31.7 right now!
Really no problems for a long time now, but I got one problem creeping up. I think the A/C compressor or a A/C compressor bearing is failing. I can here a whine coming from the engine bay. Had dealer look at while getting alignment done. Can't pin it down. Sounds like a pulley or bearing. Believe to be A/C because when compressor is running it is more pronouced.

Jeep Compass Limited
5-speed manual
4x2 FWD
 

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Thx cuemark for the update. I had to look up what you've got. You're FWD 5 speed should be be getting the best mpg possible but you have gone past the expectations. I'm impressed!
 

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Well Gramps. I don't know how I do it. I'm smooth with the throotle. At highway speeds I just run the speed limit and use cruise alot. I live in a very rural area. It's all back roads mostly to the local market or gas station. So speeds are slow. As far as my work and my travels, I really never am in city traffic all that much. Yeah I go to supermarket and mall and Wal-mart. But really all those places are really just off the major highway exits. Easy in easy out. Not much stop and go traffic. Unless I'm setting idiling in alot of traffic or running the vehicle hard or letting it idlw warming up when cold. I seldom get less than 30 MPG. My window sticker says 27 and 30 MPG.
Yeah it's the best combination( 5speed FWD). I use all sythetic fluids. The tires are suppose to be the Low Rolling Restisance(LLR). I don't how much difference they make.
In winter my economy drops some. Mostly because I let it warm up in the driveway before I leave. Still though never less than about 28MPG average. Which is "normal" range.
On a vacation last year. I left Pennsylvania to drive to SkyLine drive in Virgina. I topped off on gas close to the house and set the trip computer.Almost all inter-state highway. SkyLine drive is 105mi. Of twisting turning roads. The speed limit is 35MPH. From home to there and driving other places. I drove 404mi before filling up again. My best ever!

I really need to get a pic or two to this site. At 185,000mi , it still looks as good as it drives. Except for some rust starting to show right around the rear license plate. You'll have those things though.
 

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Well, I guess I have to officially pull my self out of the "high mileage" club since I just took a new job and I'll be driving less than 30 miles a day now. So my '09 that has 136,000 will not be seeing 137,000 for a long time.

I too have the FWD 5spd but I've never gotten 30mpg. I typically get 25 to 28. However, I drive mainly highway at 75mph. I'm sure if I was running at 55 to 60 I could probably hit 30mpg. So far I have not had to do a single repair. (there's no knock on wood emoticon so imagine one here) I do need new rotors and brake pads but I just haven't gotten around to that yet. So far it's been a good run and I am still very happy.
 

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How many miles?

Ok. I'm just curious to see how everyone who owns a Jeep Compass how they are holding up. It's been awhile since I posted. I cntinue to drive my Compass evryday. I considered trading it in. I have some good offers or a new vehicle.
But anyways, it keeps running strong. I have had no issues with anything at all for a very long time. I just do the maintainence on it and it keeps going.
I now have 207,900 mi. right now on it. I did just put a new set of winter tires on it.

This thing has been amazing to me. I have no really major expenses with this vehicle. Other than routine maintainence, I have had to replace the thottle position sensor, ball joints at about 50k mi. , and the inake mainfold. The most expensive repair being about $485.

I still get better than window sticker fuel mileage. It's 5-speed FWD limited. I average usually no less then 29 mpg ever. Usually almost always it hovers around 30.4 to 31.0 average. 207,900 mi I have only ever put brakes on it once. Current brakes are actually in good shape and looking like they will outlast the factory set.

I'll will get a current pic of it up here soon.
 

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My 2008 Compass is only at 140,000 miles. Get between 24 and 26mpg rural driving.

Rusting on rear passenger fender.

Has a few more squeaks and rattles but still gets the job done.
 
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