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So I just bought wife a used 2007 Compass, standard automatic, 4wd. 95,450 miles. I noticed today that the thing sits at 3000-4000 RPM at constant speed. When I pick it up (getting on the freeway for instance) it takes a while to get up to 70 mph and then the revs only get up to about 6000 RPM and will drop back to 3000-4000 over the next mile or so (which is a solid 40-60 seconds for it to drop...)

In my sedan, getting on the freeway my car gets up to 7000 RPM to get to 70 mph, but once I'm there it drops immediately to about 1500 RPM just to maintain speed. Is there something wrong with the compass, or is my sedan just a boss?
 

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at 70mph you should really only be revving around 2400 or so, you state you have an 07, on the gear shifter is there an [L] position below drive...........if so make sure its not in that position or it will cause the revs to be higher. Otherwise something seems fishy with the cvt transmission, might have to take it to a dealer, would it be possible for you to make a video of you accelerating up to 70mph and then posting it here, i'd be curious to watch it.
 

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Definitely not in L. I'll grab a video next time I drive it. It stays pretty high even when I'm going 35 and I've only ever seen it near 1000 Rpm when I'm braking.
 

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is there any funny sounds associated with this, by this I mean does it sound like whining, similar to how roots style supercharger sounds, unfortunately the sound of a dying CVT transmission has a distinctive whine to it.
 

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Update:

Here's my update: I went to get a video of the revs today and the issue is gone. It still revs up fairly high to get to freeway speed, but then it drops down to right above 2000 to maintain speed. I can't even explain what happened, but I assume that something was loose and bounced back in place. I guess that means I can expect to see it again, but for now the issue is resolved.
 
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