I went from a Yukon that I had for 10 years to a 2009 Compass. The Yukon needed tires, brakes on both axles and the AC compressor needed replacement. I would v
have had to invest about $3 to $4 to get the Yukon up to par.The gas mileage was a great motivator also because I was forecasting higher gas prices for the future (I was right). At the time Chrysler was offering a $3k rebate, so I went for it. I go out to the dessert often in pursuit of quail, chuckar partridge and coyotes. Rocks and soft sand are frequent on these dirt roads. After a couple weeks of frequent rain I went out for quail. On a road I have been on several times. We got into a really bad rock section, there was no place to turn back so we kept going. Long stretches of rocks, a muddy flooded section of a couple of hundred yards and some loose sandy stretches. I was very pleasantly surprised that my little Compass got us throug it all. I lost a tire on this trip and since then I bought some Yokohama tires that are much more durable than the Firestones that came with the Compass. These Yokohama tires are an SUV type tire and the only I've found in the small size I needed. I only wish the Compass had more ground clearance and I'm thinking of lifts but I concerned about the lifetime warranty. Will lifts nullify the warranty?
Last edited by stress-relief; 01-22-2012 at 03:47 PM.