I am late coming to this forum as I purchased my Compass new back in 2010. She has over 230K on her now and has given very little trouble. I'm still on factory water pump, alternator, etc. I did replace throttle body at 100k and both lower ball joints at 180K. It tis a shame Jeep did not offer the diesel engine like they do in Europe. I am a southern skier so my poor Jeep has seen snow and salt every season. The only off reading I do is out in fields around my country home. Once I took my Jeep up a creek in axle deep water and it did better than expected. Anyway I wish everyone well with their Compass.