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post #1 of 33 Old 12-01-2009, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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Compass in the snow

I was jsut wondering if anyone with a FWD 5 speed could tell me how good these vehicles actually are in the snow? I am from Colorado but I am in college in Iowa right now and we haven't got any snow. I have been excited to take this car in the snow for the first time but it hasn't snowed so i was wondering if anyone had any comments about them in the snow.
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Good snow tires of course.
The 4WD is wonderful in the snow.
Even if your FWD is Front WD, and not Four WD, it should handle like a champ "Up on Cripple Creek".

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Good name for a Hallowen reunion site though !!!!

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Good name for a Hallowen reunion site though !!!!
Or a tune by The Band.
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Rofl. I would like to take this opportunity to point out how nerdy that was. Copy, and Paste.

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We got snow today here in Iowa. I am very impressed with how it performed in the snow. I stopped on a couple hills and took off. once i turned the esp to partial off it moved right on up both of them. This is all with the factory tires. Then i took it into an empty parking lot and had some fun. best front wheel drive i have ever driven in the snow.
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esp partial off............how did you that may I ask ?

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The esp has 1 mode on a front wheel drive and 2 modes on the 4 wheel drive. on the front wheel drive if you just hit the esp button it goes to partial off. on the 4 wheel drives you have that mode then you also have a full off mode. if you hold the esp button for 5 or 10 seconds I forget which one, you will get a message that says espoff in the odometer information area. but since i only have a front wheel drive i only have the partial off option.
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I turn my esp full off and it seems to have enough pull to get me anywhere, even on ice.

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Ya they say to only use it in the most extreme off road and low traction situations, but I don't have that option so i use the next best thing and it works great.
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I don't know about the 5-speed, but my Compass and I had a blast in the snow storm that's hitting Chicago today! WOW!!! My Wrangler never performed as well. Then again, my Wrangler doesn't have an ABS that acts like traction control. You know how when you're on a highway in a snowstorm and the area between the lanes is all full of slush, and there's even a slush-ridge running right down the middle of your lane and you go to change lanes and the slush tells you and your car to just go straight and not to even THINK about it? The Compass flips the slush it's middle slot and plows on through. I LOVE IT!!!

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We have about a foot of snow here right now. We are just getting pounded and i am one of the only cars that can even move lol. I am passing cars pulled over that are drifted in. and mine is only FWD i can't imagine a 4x4, but i kinda wish i had snow tires cuz my roomy has a ford ranger RWD with good snow tires and it was getting around just fine an hour ago but he cant even move now.
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Gents.......one way to go and it's with good snow tires.....much safer too !

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so i tried getting out this morning and there is a 5 foot drift behind my compass. When i tried rockng it out the check engine light came on. would the check engine light come on for a burning clutch? Cuz i burned my clutch up a little bit. i am gonna go out in a little and start it again and see if it is still on. if it is it is off to the dealer as soon as i get plowed out.
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Oupssssss hope all is ok

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Sometimes a little shovel work can same a lot of wheel spin and clutch wear.
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that and some elbow grease.............especially today !!!!!

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Took it to the dealer today. It got so cold here that the brake light sensor froze. They just put a new one on and i was on my way. The best thing is I pulled two trucks out of the snow today, a dodge dakota and a for F-150. This is quickly becoming the best car I have ever had!
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you are lucky that it is only a defective light.......

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Well I didn't think it was gonna be anything to serious because it was still running normally. I don't know how people don't think these cars are real jeeps. This car has got to be one of the best performing FWD SUV's made. I was watching 4x4 have a harder time getting around than I was.
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Nothing to add.............welcome to the club !!!!

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Well we had a good snow just recenlty here in northern Maryland and I had a good bit of fun. I actually got pulled over by a park ranger and he told me I was nuts for driving around, but i felt quite comfortable actually.

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We got a few inches of snow here with some moderate drifting. The Compass was doing great Tuesday as I was driving through snow on the way to work but passing through the security gate entering work there was a curve with steep crown to the road, it was packed glazed snow, and the Compass slid into a curb. It is in the shop now gettin a lower control arm replaced and an alignment.


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Sorry to hear that dude, but what can I say, we all risk something driving in the snow, even in a jeep.

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ouch to you Jeepster.............are you OK ??

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Took a hunting trip to Southern UT last week, approx 500 miles round trip. Snowed all the way down and all the way back up, as well as the whole time we hunted. Roads were snowpacked and slick. In one 20 mile stretch near Scipio (one of those blink and you'll miss it towns) my boys and I saw over 20 cars slid off in the median or shoulders. Never felt any slip in Burnie, even thought I still have the stock all-season radials on him. 4WD and slowing down got me where I was going in one piece.

Got to my buddies place and he started giving me a hard time about buying a "baby Jeep." I shrugged it off, knowing what the Compass can do, and we headed out into the hills to find some deer, he and his son in his Avalanche, me and mine in Burnie. We got to he end of the passable road and decided to turn around. I whipped my Compass right around, no problem. His big long truck, however ended up with the 2 passenger tires stuck in a snow and ice filled ditch off the side of the road. Couldn't go forward, and couldn't go back... Hooked Burnie up to the Avalance (still wish there were tow hooks on the Compass) and popped him right out. No more cracks about having a "baby Jeep."

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What a great story...........Big.........How was the hunting portion ??
Bigger is not necessarely better.............baby Jeep ....yeah right .............LOL

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Hunt was good. About 5 minutes after I pulled him out, we spotted a group of 4 up on the hillside. Both of us got one, and had 'em loaded up with in a half hour. Almost felt too easy!

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