Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Belleville, ON, Canada
Yes they were better before. Not this series which included the Calibre, Patriot as well as the Compass. Others say even on the Grand Cherokee forum that they've all suffered since FIAT to over the reign of the company.
I have had Chrysler and other vehicles to 200,000km on many vehicles. Not a one of them had problems with the steel oil pan rusting and were a lot older. This is still young in its life and I am see that as a problems as well as one other poster who has replace their oil pan already.
Yes, we have salt and sand applied to the roads in the winter but that has not affected those parts before. A high quality steel will not rust and never has before. So far I have had more repairs done to the compass that my last two Chrysler vehicles put together in their entire life. Its ridiculous as most people invest in a new or almost new vehicle to get away from having to do repairs beyond wear and tear items. Not parts failing for no good reason or ceasing from working. This appears to be the case here and the evidences strong. Jeeps become a fix and repair daily class vehicle. I just does not seem to end.
Quality, reliability as well as durability are the factors I look for in any vehicle.
I am retired and had to move so I have to work on a gravel driveway which is a pain.
I am looking at 2009 Sante Fe AWD later today which may replace my aging GC with nearly 300,000km on it. Still going strong and no oil pan rust etc . Minor body around the wheel well on one side only has rusted. But I am hoping not to inherit something that would be short lived.
Jeep Compass 2009
4x4, 2.4L, CVT
heated seats, TPMS
General Altimax RT43 P225/65R17
Yellow Fog Lamps
CLASS III Curtis Hitch
SOLD @ 153,000km Oct. 2018 THE END !!
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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