Just an update:
So many of you have seen me complain about the gas mileage (lol my apologies).
My Compass started to say I needed an oil change about a week ago. So, of course I went online and scheduled a drop off date for an oil change. I figured I would add a few of the other issues I was having. The two front doors rattled horrendously, sharp turns emitted a loud buzzing noise, loud compression noised from the front and rear shocks over bumps, and of course the poor gas mileage.
I dropped the car off right when they opened. I sat down and had a discussion about the other stuff I had mentioned in my inquiry. The manager of the service department laughed when I told him that I was getting 11-14 miles per gallon. He told me that it was not normal, and I was so incredibly joyous that someone from the damn dealer sided with me telling me it was not normal. I've been told that it wasn't an issue from the start.
I don't always trust dealerships, so I always request that they call me before they do anything other than the discussed maintenance/service.
I got a call about three hours later telling me that the car needed some serious work done. Which scared me. The entire front and rear main suspension components needed replacing immediately. Front and rear sway bars, shock absorbers, lower arm controls, stabilizer bar, bushings, all shocks... you name it and more. Spark plugs were replaced and I had the throttle body and fuel injection system cleaned, and all on top of that I had four new bigger tires installed. I'm impressed that they changed everything in 1 1/2 days (Fri-Sat).
What leaves me absolutely f*cking dumbfounded, is that I bought this car almost 7 months ago, which most likely had all of these issues to begin with. I was getting poor gas mileage from the start and the rattles and squeaked were from the second I got the keys.
Am I the only one that finds this absolutely crazy?
The Compass is all fixed up now, and I have to say that it's a completely different car now. It's no longer what I thought was, excuse my language/wording, but a piece of sh*t. I was going to trade it in by the end of this year, but might just actually stay within the Jeep family for quite some time now. I've gained a new love for Jeep.
$5600 in suspension repairs, and I only paid $990 for throttle body/fuel injection cleaning and tires w/labor. Thank god I paid for the lifetime suspension/power train warranty. It just paid for itself.