My name is Mike and last week I bought a 2019 Jeep Compass Sport. This is the first Jeep I have ever owned and so far I am happy with the way it drives and handles. This vehicle replaces a Saturn VUE which I had for 16 years and ran well, but being from Northeast PA, undercarriage rust ruined the vehicle. I was a Saturn owner for 26 years.
I like the fact that this vehicle is capable of light towing, this week I will have the tow package installed by U Haul. I tried to get it from the dealer but the parts were not available and not known when they would become available. For my heavier towing needs I have a Chevrolet Tahoe, but the Jeep is going to be my daily running vehicle.
To be honest I went for the Jeep mainly because it was available with a manual transmission. I have driven a manual all my life and did not want to give that up. The Tahoe is an automatic, but its not my daily running vehicle, and I needed a towing vehicle with a decent capacity, so in that case I had no choice.
The only thing I was taken back by was the lack of a spare tire, I do understand that some vehicles don't include one but there is space for one and when I asked about the spare tire package, it came up as not available with no known date of when it would become available for purchase. That surprised me as I would think they would have that as a stock item. I would rather carry a spare as our roads are known for potholes with the thaw & freeze cycles we get here in the Northeast.