I needed a low cost reliable replacement for an old 4WD that was costing me a fortune to keep on the road.
Thanks to the bad review, I was able to scoop up a certified used Jeep Compass with 2 years on the warranty for less than $16,000 (automatic with power package) -sweet!
Why the bad review?
It isn't a big tough off road vehicle, a honking big family/gear hauler, or a luxury vehicle.
It is just a great everyday car.
I found the interior nicer and more comfortable (reclining rear seats=less cargo space) than the Toyota RAV and it is less noisy and had better reliability than a pre 2009-Subaru Outback - both more $$.
Getting 27 MPG mixed city/highway!
Kind to rear seat passengers with plenty of legroom, reclining seats, and unbreakable cupholders.
Can fold down front passenger and rear seats flat fitting 8 feet long carpet or vintage skis
Even better mileage
More cargo space
4 year warranty