2013 Jeep Compass 4x2
Greetings to all and very best wishes for 2017!
I am a new 'rookie' member and live in Johannesburg, South Africa. New to the Jeep brand and need frank guidance, please.
I'm considering buying a 2013 Jeep Compass. I'm told this model has had an upgrade in terms of a smaller engine than the previous 2.4 litre power train.
The bit of googling I've done shows lots of negative spin on this model: engine lacks power; very small improvement in fuel consumption despite the smaller engine; this entry level Jeep lacks refinement, noisy, etc. yet word has it that it is still worthy of the Jeep badge and a place in the Jeep stable.
I like the idea of owning a Jeep and cannot afford a top model in this brand. I also cannot afford costly repairs like when expensive sensors, etc. pack up. I am 65 yrs old and will retire in 5yrs. I do my own servicing of my cars and basic repairs like brakes.
My son will be starting a course at university about 1000km away and my wife and I would want to visit him say 3 or 4 times a year. Other than this I would do about 600km per month city travelling and maybe 2000km pa holiday travel which may include a bit of the African bush.
Would you recommend this vehicle to me? Would value any good advice.