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lots of repairs on a 7 yr old vehicle
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By Dorothy Mason
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2008 Jeep Compass Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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2008 Jeep Compass 5 sp manual tranny with 88,000 mi. in the past 9 months I have replaced the drivers ball joint, clutch assembly and stabalizer bars (several times) and it now looks like the struts are going. I am disgusted with the vehicle. I have a 97 Saturn with 236,000 miles and a 5 sp. manual tranny same clutch and only routine maintenance on it, that should tell the whole story on the Jeep..........Don't buy one! I am on a fixed income, just recently semi-retired and can't afford to keep fixing it.


Favorite Features

The only redeeming quality is I prefer to drive standard shift.


Suggested Improvements

Fix the problems.


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Perfect Small SUV
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By jammy2
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2008 Jeep Compass Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Love this Jeep!! Its everything I wanted in a SUV. I went from an Olds Alero to this jeep and couldn't be happier. My kids have so much more room to stretch out in.


Favorite Features

Heated seats, more cargo room, thermometer, auxiliary hookup,


Suggested Improvements

All I would say is to make the windshield washer fluid hoses better for cold weather so they don't freeze up at -5 degrees


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Fun & Reliable
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By ensoniqman
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2008 Jeep Compass Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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We traded in our second Honda Hybrid for this 2008 Jeep Compass (had a 2003 and 2005 Honday Civic hybrid...transmissions and CV joint went out on both of them). I liked the styling of the Compass because it didn't really look like anything but a Jeep. Plus, I'm 5'11" and fit very comfortably in this Compass...unlike the Civic. Nice & comfy for road trips too; not alot of road noise. Using BF Goodrich tires and makes for a nice ride. Averaging about 32 to 33 mpg on the freeway when doing 60mph and using cruise control. No frills basic interior, typical utilitarian Jeep.


Favorite Features

Great for commuting & running about town. Lots of room for grocerices or a weekend camping/skiing trip.


Suggested Improvements

Rear brake pads will need replacing soon, as the car now has 50k miles. Factory stereo sounds ok, but we installed MB Quart 6x9 speakers...now sounds even better. Blind spots take some getting used to.


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Love this baby Jeep
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By schneikm
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2008 Jeep Compass Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my Jeep Compass used 2 years ago at 22,000 miles and I'm at about 50,000 now. They didn't give me the option to select the correct model I have, mine is the 2.0L 4-cyl autostick. All I have had to replace so far is brake pads, and I probably need new tires soon. I love this car because I am a tall person (5'10) and it is so spacious I don't feel like I'm compacted into a car. The turn radius is great. The seats are comfortable, even on long 12 hour drives. Perfect for moving because there is so much space when you put the seats down. I dislike the 2.0L engine because the get-up is slow and my gas mileage is about 26mpg highway.


Favorite Features

I love this car because I am a tall person (5'10) and it is so spacious I don't feel like I'm compacted into a car. The turn radius is great. Did I mention I have manual locks and windows and I still love it? The seats are comfortable, even on long 12 hour drives. I like the AUX outlet so I can plug in my music. Oh, I also call it my moving machine because I can fit so much in the car when I put the seats down.


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Surprisingly reliable
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By dteitzel
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2008 Jeep Compass Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought the 2008 Compass after being a long time, repeat Toyota buyer. The price was excellent and I got a 3 year gas card that I am still using, every time I get gas I save some change or more. I don't have the confidence in Jeep, but I have been pleasantly surprised. I have not had problems, other than battery died once after a cold spell. The car has never died or stranded me. I have not done any additional service other than the most basic. I have 48K miles on it.


Favorite Features

Regular power outlet-love it. Wish more vehicles would add this feature. I use it to keep my blue tooth charged at all times. I just love the idea that I could plug anything from the house in the car. I also like the knowing the temperature. My previous more expensive SUV, Highlander didn't have either of these features.


Suggested Improvements

Better quality interior plastic and fabric. Bigger gas tank. Better gas mileage.


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