Jeep Compass

Submitted: Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 15:02
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I am not a fan of the small Jeep but SWMBO is adamant that she wants one.

That said, has anyone have any knowledge of or had any experience (good and/or bad) with these little creatures?

many Thanks
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Reply By: Member Boroma 604 - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 16:08

Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 16:08
Why don't you have a look at The Cherokee Diesel look like a Commander been shrunk in the microwave. Haven't driven one but am very happy with our Commander CRD had several Grand Cherokee's before that, think you may be surprised.
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Reply By: Member - David P (VIC) - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 16:14

Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 16:14
My biggest worry with them would be re-sale value. I wonder what sort of demand there is for them. If they are available ie in stock there might not be much demand - a worry. If on the other hand there is a waiting list = high demand. But as you said SWMBO, MBO.... :))))....cheers,
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Follow Up By: Member - RockyOne - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 10:04

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 10:04
My mate runs a Cherokee JK 2.8 T/Dsl & we have had it to Fraser twice..Towed my Aussie Swag fully loaded (water/fuel/wood) & still used very little diesel. (600 ea. way from Emerald) Flattened out hills.. Can cruise no trouble$1.20 on priv property of course. Comfort plus..Resale value..Got to be good. Hard to find any used ones on the market. Was ghreat on the Fraser sand with aired down rubber. I'd buy one just for the engine, but I have too many rigs already. Not very good at getting rid of my early ones. Maybe I should not service them so well. Must admit the VM 2.5 oiler in my Cherokee XJ has been, still is a magic, if old fashioned (OHV) engine.
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Follow Up By: Member - David P (VIC) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 11:48

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 11:48
Hi Rocky,
I know what you mean about servicing your car and then selling it, I can't help it. I love my 2.8CRD to which I have added a TDC chip.
For such a poor drag coefficient and no free-wheeling hubs (conversion available) I still get 7L/100km cruising just below 90. Hard to justify diesel/gas expense at that rate, but then again if fuel price keeps going who knows.....cheers,
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Reply By: snow - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 12:45

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 12:45
thanks fellas.

Have not found many of the 2.8 TDs but that would be my preference...even the only Compass I have looked at have a 2.4 ULP.

The US reviews I have read are promising I guess my concerns are that they have not been around very long.

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