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post #1 of 37 Old 08-03-2007, 03:22 AM Thread Starter
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Ordered Mine Today - Finally!

Well we finally took the plunge:

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Steel Blue Metallic
Dark Slate Grey/Pastel Slate Grey Interior
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Boston Acoustics Sound Group
Security & Cargo Convenience Group
Supplimental Front Seat Side Air Bags
(Driver Convenience Group is Now Standard on the 2008 Limited)

Dealer (Goudy Motors in Meaford, Ontario) says that it should be 6 - 8 weeks for delivery, but probably closer to 6.



Got a great price too! And this site really helped me in the negotiation as it allowed me to know exactly what the vehicle cost the dealer:

http://crcanadacars.org/default.asp

It was well worth the $29US for the report
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Wow congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sounds a lot like my Compass! Were there any differences in the 2008? So I guess they just came out? They told me 4-6 weeks when I ordered and it took 11 weeks, so I hope yours isn't that long! You must be excited finally! Now that I've broken in the engine, I'm taking my Compass camping this long weekend, that should be fun! Lots of space for everything and that power outlet will come in handy
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Wow congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sounds a lot like my Compass! Were there any differences in the 2008? So I guess they just came out? They told me 4-6 weeks when I ordered and it took 11 weeks, so I hope yours isn't that long! You must be excited finally! Now that I've broken in the engine, I'm taking my Compass camping this long weekend, that should be fun! Lots of space for everything and that power outlet will come in handy
The only real difference on the 2008 Limited is that the Drivers Convenience Group is now Standard - it was Optional on the 2007.
The 2008's have been available to order for a few weeks now, but pricing was just finalized in the last couple of weeks.

My dealer seems to think it should only take about 6 weeks as he said that they're in a build run right now @ the plant. Apparently they do 3 build runs per model year. My current car is paid for and in good shape so I don't mind waiting - it gives me a couple of more months without having to make a car payment
This is the 9th vehicle that my family has bought from this dealer so they always take good care of us.

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Good to hear. I was actually just coming to this site to ask if anyone knew when we could order the 2008s in Canada. I went to my dealer a couple of weeks ago with what I wanted and they made a good offer on my Matrix.

The only problem was they couldn't find a car. I just called today to ask but they weren't sure and would get back to me. He told me it shouldn't be long and that he had the papers, but didn't have the set price yet.

We actually had the chance to get almost what we wanted, but we went on vacation, they called, and then by the time we got the message, that car had been sold. But this should work better, except for the wait, which should be worth it.
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Re: Ordered Mine Today - Finally!

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Well we finally took the plunge:

2008 Jeep Compass Limited 4X4
Steel Blue Metallic
Dark Slate Grey/Pastel Slate Grey Interior
CVT2
Boston Acoustics Sound Group
Security & Cargo Convenience Group
Supplimental Front Seat Side Air Bags
(Driver Convenience Group is Now Standard on the 2008 Limited)

Dealer (Goudy Motors in Meaford, Ontario) says that it should be 6 - 8 weeks for delivery, but probably closer to 6.



Got a great price too! And this site really helped me in the negotiation as it allowed me to know exactly what the vehicle cost the dealer:

http://crcanadacars.org/default.asp

It was well worth the $29US for the report
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I spoke to my dealer today and he said that our order is now in "BG" Status.

BA - order in system

BB - review by fleet department

BD - special equipment processing

BE - edit error

BG - passed edit N/A for schedule

BGL - edit ok parts unavailable

BX - passed edit available for schedule

C - Sub firm

D - Firm schedule - dealer has allocation and all parts available

D1 - Gate line schedule - scheduled to be built

E - Frame

F - Paint

G - Trim

I - built not ok'd

J - built ok'd

JB - shipped to body vendor

JE - emission check

JS - shipped to storage

KZ - released by plant, invoiced

KZL - released - not shipped

KZM - first rail departure

KZN - first rail arrival

KZO - delayed/received

KZOA - plant holds

KZOB - zone/distribution holds

KZOC - carrier delays

KZOD - carrier holds

KZOE - miss-shipped vehicle

KZOF - show/test vehicle

KZOG - damaged vehicle

KZOH - all other reasons

KZT - second rail departure

KZU - second rail arrival

KZX - delivered to dealer

ZA - canceled


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Congratulations and good luck.
Meanwhile funny thing . . . I check both Jeep.ca and Jeep.com websites and they still only have 2007 details, you cannot price out an 08. Think they would be up to speed if the dealers are able to write orders.

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Congratulations and good luck.
Meanwhile funny thing . . . I check both Jeep.ca and Jeep.com websites and they still only have 2007 details, you cannot price out an 08. Think they would be up to speed if the dealers are able to write orders.
Yeah I guess that's because they want to help the dealers sell the 2007's.
You can find 2008 Pricing Details in this thread:

http://www.myjeepcompass.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=369

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aww that sucks! Figures though... I know how you feel, they told me 4-6 weeks and I waited just over 10 I think.. but like you, I had a car paid off so I wasn't in a rush, just don't get your hopes up about when you'll get it cuz u never know, it could take longer It's worth the wait though
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Re: Ordered Mine Today - Finally!

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Well we finally took the plunge:

2008 Jeep Compass Limited 4X4
Steel Blue Metallic
Dark Slate Grey/Pastel Slate Grey Interior
CVT2
Boston Acoustics Sound Group
Security & Cargo Convenience Group
Supplimental Front Seat Side Air Bags
(Driver Convenience Group is Now Standard on the 2008 Limited)

Dealer (Goudy Motors in Meaford, Ontario) says that it should be 6 - 8 weeks for delivery, but probably closer to 6.



Got a great price too! And this site really helped me in the negotiation as it allowed me to know exactly what the vehicle cost the dealer:

http://crcanadacars.org/default.asp

It was well worth the $29US for the report
:!:
I spoke to my dealer today and he said that our order is now in "BG" Status.

BA - order in system

BB - review by fleet department

BD - special equipment processing

BE - edit error

BG - passed edit N/A for schedule

BGL - edit ok parts unavailable

BX - passed edit available for schedule

C - Sub firm

D - Firm schedule - dealer has allocation and all parts available

D1 - Gate line schedule - scheduled to be built

E - Frame

F - Paint

G - Trim

I - built not ok'd

J - built ok'd

JB - shipped to body vendor

JE - emission check

JS - shipped to storage

KZ - released by plant, invoiced

KZL - released - not shipped

KZM - first rail departure

KZN - first rail arrival

KZO - delayed/received

KZOA - plant holds

KZOB - zone/distribution holds

KZOC - carrier delays

KZOD - carrier holds

KZOE - miss-shipped vehicle

KZOF - show/test vehicle

KZOG - damaged vehicle

KZOH - all other reasons

KZT - second rail departure

KZU - second rail arrival

KZX - delivered to dealer

ZA - canceled


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Well I spoke to my dealer today and we've now progressed to BX Status. We placed our order on August 2nd so it's been exactly 2 months now.


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2 months ugg. I could wait that long Especially considering they haven't even started building it yet.
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Looks like it's going to be Even Longer:

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/arti ... 03058/1014

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Looks like it's going to be Even Longer:

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/arti ... 03058/1014

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In May when we got our Compass they had just stopped production lines so we picked one off the lot (thankfully had most of everything that we wantted). We had discussed waiting and ordering. I'm kinda glad we didn't now.
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I'm never getting this vehicle...

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Well I ordered mine on August 2nd and as of Today I'm in "D" Status. Unfortunately the plant shut down for 2 weeks starting yesterday...

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Well I ordered mine on August 2nd and as of Today I'm in "D" Status. Unfortunately the plant shut down for 2 weeks starting yesterday...
Well it’s been over 12 weeks now and my order is still stuck in “D” Status. My sales rep @ the dealership has been speaking to their Regional Chrysler Sales Rep who told him that the Side Airbag Delay is back on. My sales rep and I are finding this a little fishy as it is still showing D Status. It switched to D status on October 5th and the Side Airbag was apparently cleared on October 1st. Also as per the Jeep Patriot Forum people have taken delivery of 2008s with Side Airbags.

http://www.jeeppatriot.com/forum/showth ... rbag+Delay

http://www.jeeppatriot.com/forum/showth ... ght=Airbag

http://www.jeeppatriot.com/forum/showth ... ght=Airbag

http://www.jeeppatriot.com/forum/showth ... ght=Airbag

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At this point I'm seriously considering cancelling.

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As per my dealer as of October 25th there is LIMITED AVAILABILITY on the Side Airbags. So it looks like orders for Calibers, Compass’ & Patriots with the Side Airbags are going to be put On Hold – Again. This will be at Least the 3rd time that this has happened, so far.

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At this point I'm seriously considering cancelling.

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HANG IN THERE Neely2005.

Trust me, I've been there. My wait was also over 12 weeks. When I tried to trace the status of my order neither the dealer nor the customer service departments were ever able to shade any light on when I could expect delvery. It seemed that although American buyers were able to trace the status of thier orders, this facility was not available to the Canadian market.

In the end, it was well worth the wait, they did build and delivery my Compass exactly as ordered. I have over 7500 trouble free klicks on the baby and honestly - I am LOVING it!

Don't give up! Try to get the dealer to toss in a few extras (looking wheel nuts, splash guards, what ever) maybe to sweeten the experience, BUT hang in there, it is worth it.

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At this point I'm seriously considering cancelling.

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HANG IN THERE Neely2005.

Trust me, I've been there. My wait was also over 12 weeks. When I tried to trace the status of my order neither the dealer nor the customer service departments were ever able to shade any light on when I could expect delvery. It seemed that although American buyers were able to trace the status of thier orders, this facility was not available to the Canadian market.

In the end, it was well worth the wait, they did build and delivery my Compass exactly as ordered. I have over 7500 trouble free klicks on the baby and honestly - I am LOVING it!

Don't give up! Try to get the dealer to toss in a few extras (looking wheel nuts, splash guards, what ever) maybe to sweeten the experience, BUT hang in there, it is worth it.
Well my dealer can pull the status. It's in "D" Status (D - Firm schedule - dealer has allocation and all parts available ) but it has to get to D1 which means that it's Gatelined and ready to build.

Problem is that it's already been OVER 12 weeks and it hasn't even been built yet.

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The build them real quick I remember, Doesn't take but a couple of days start to finish. Then shipping is a couple of weeks.

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The build them real quick I remember, Doesn't take but a couple of days start to finish. Then shipping is a couple of weeks.
It's been in D Status since October 5th. And now it might go backwards (On Hold) again because they are running out of side airbags - again, for at least the 3rd time.

Plus they're probably eliminating the 3rd shift before Christmas...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ ... 7135.story


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The 2009s are going to be out by the time you get your 2008.
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Hey mine might get bumped to a 2009...

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Finally went into D1 Status Today. Supposed to be built on November 8th...


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Finally went into D1 Status Today. Supposed to be built on November 8th...

Even better news. Apparently November 8th is the Estimated SHIP Date, not the Build Date.


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Well that went from bad to great in a hurry! Your story is exactly why I always end up buying something off the lot. I'm too impatient. I had placed an order for a 07 Ford Ranger in April but I guess I missed the cutoff and so I'd have to order an 08 and wait until mid-July to get it. So I just picked something off the lot instead. With the Compass, it was the only one on the lot so I said I'd take it.
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Well that went from bad to great in a hurry! Your story is exactly why I always end up buying something off the lot. I'm too impatient. I had placed an order for a 07 Ford Ranger in April but I guess I missed the cutoff and so I'd have to order an 08 and wait until mid-July to get it. So I just picked something off the lot instead. With the Compass, it was the only one on the lot so I said I'd take it.
Yeah I might have done that if it wasn't the first model year. I never buy in the first model year so I had to wait for an 08 anyway so I figured I may as well order it exactly how I wanted it.

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Yeah I might have done that if it wasn't the first model year. I never buy in the first model year so I had to wait for an 08 anyway so I figured I may as well order it exactly how I wanted it.
To tell the truth the though had occured to me when I ordered my Compass in March '07. I then figured that the cars are built in runs. First of all the Caliber had been already long in production, and they had starded building the '07 Compass' mid '06. I felt that by the time they were building them a year later they had been on and off the line enough times to have ironed out any production issues. Now if holding out would have ment a better deal on the options or things like mirrors that fold in when parking that would have been another issue.

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When we went to order our Compass in May they had already stopped production. We lucked out to get almost everything we wanted off the lot.
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