My brother showed me this article when he received the magazine. Having had our Compass for over a year, I have to say that it was the right vehicle for us. We went to the dealer, to purchase a used mini-van with over 60,000 miles that was actually more than what we paid for the Compass after generous rebate. Neither my husband or I had even heard of a Compass before we wandered around the lot and found our Jeep.
That said, we realize that it isn't trail rated. We're 50ish and have no plans for that. The Compass fit our price range, it was an adequate size, it was American, we liked the looks of it. Except for one camping trip, it is used primarially for in town driving (transportation to work, shopping, etc). It is what it is, and that works for us.
I for one, am a free thinker, and don't care what the critics think. For example, there have been many times where we've rented the Oscar winning movies, only to wonder why it was a winner.
Both of us had always wanted a Jeep, and this fit into our price range. We are often stopped by people who admire our Jeep, and ask us about it. Any one who listens to the critics and bypasses buy a Compas is really missing out on a great, all-around vehicle. Their loss.
A girl and her Jeep - a beautiful thing
2010 White Jeep Cherokee Sport
St. Paul, MN, USA