Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Ontario, Canada
Just reading some of the posts by our friend 'tripplec' who continually bitches about his wife's 2007 Compass. First point, if all you ever do is bitch, people will think you ARE a bitch. Just say'in. Second point, "Jeep" corporately as a part of the huge mess now known as FCA, has been subjected to the same corporate issues through the years. If you recall it was taken over by Daimler, then by a financial entity Cerebus, before being "rescued" by Fiat and its idiotic CEO Sergio. In the 2007 time period the company was teetering on the verge of bankruptcy and - after cutting corners for years - was having trouble paying their suppliers. There was also a complete lack of direction or vision IMO; the Compass / Patriot originally being marketed as some weird sort of urban hipster vehicle. It's never a good move to buy the first years of a new model, particularly so from the former Chrysler, even more so when the corporation is so shaky. If you REALLY wanted to get yourself a lemon then yes, a 2007 Compass would be a very good bet. The 2007 - 2009 models were essentially customer financed test models.