Originally Posted by mikeexelby
The RAM shares very few if any parts from the Jeep.
lol, well... thats not true at all but whatever helps you sleep at night
My best friend bought a new RAM 1500 the same time I got my Compass and we often marvel at how similar they are, and when I had the Chrysler 300 loaner it was obvious how much FCA re-uses standard parts on all of their vehicles, and as Jasmine said more importantly the same approach to building things on all of their vehicles. But no reason to sweat it, from that same experience I can say with certainty that much more care
seems to have gone into building the RAM and the 300. Everything works 100% perfectly in my friend's truck, the Uconnect is not slow or buggy, and it was the same with the 300 loaner. All the same stuff but it had obviously had more time and effort spent making sure bugs were worked out. Little things like having the speedometer actually keep up with acceleration in real-time, and reactiveness from the Uconnect touch screen just hundredths of a second faster but still noticeable. They just don't have that level of refinement in the Compass, the engineers copy-and-pasted a load of stuff for the Compass and did the absolute bare minimum to get it working, and then started producing and selling it. Cons of buying a new model, I suppose, EXCEPT that I have been the "first buyer" of brand new models from other manufacturers in the past and they seemed to have their **** together a lot better.
I'm still in the "its just a lease" mode so I'm going to ride it out but I will admit I am not strongly inclined to recommend nor consider for myself another FCA product without carefully evaluating the other options from competing brands.