I just posted on new member introduction having just bought a 2013 Compass. Just over 2000 miles so far. As I mentioned in that post I am new to the Jeep family. I am having a real problem with the blind spots this vehicle has. It also seems to wander back and forth a bit. My Escape which I bought new in 2002 traveled very nicely down the road even when tire pressure might have gotten a bit low on one side or other. It traveled straight and true. When I take it in for it's first oil change I'll have them look at it.
Now for the nice things. As Necros said all cars have some issues, but a lot of people will rant and rave about the negative but not the positive. First of all I like the mpg much better than the Escape. I am now getting 21.8 mpg around town and being winter I expect that to improve come warmer weather. I haven't really done any highway distances yet. My Escape only got 17mpg and maybe 22 on a extended highway trip. So 21.8 is better, but no where near the 30 the salesman said.
I like the CVT. Never had one before, and at first it took a bit of getting used to, but now I am liking it very well. The Compas has handled some very heavy, deeper snow quite nicely also. I feel very secure in driving some of this nasty weather we have had and are having now.
I like the way the rear seats fold down. No hassling with folding the seats forward and then folding them down like the Escape. Just pull the release and fold them down. I have used it to haul my music gear around and loading the equipment in is a breeze. I aso have hauled several 100# bags of feed quite nicely loading and unloading.
And I must not forget the rear mirror defrosters. I just love them.
Any way I hope that as I become more familiar with my Compass I will many more nice things to say about it and hopefully not too many negative things. But most of all I hope my wife can find a few nice things to say about our new car