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Hi folks... I've enjoyed looking over the interesting Compass posts here the last few days. This past weekend, I purchased a 2010 Pearl Green Compass with 2.4L, CVT1 & 29,000 miles on it. I come from a fairly long line of jeeps, having owned a 2004 Liberty Sport (traded for the Compass, 180,000 miles on it), a 2001 Cherokee (the last model year for that venerable vehicle), a 1998 Grand Cherokee Laredo and a 1996 Grand Cherokee Limited. Prior to that, in the 1970's, I recovered & rebuilt (with lots of help) a Willy's Korean War-era M38A1, which started my passion for Jeeps.

My favorite Jeep (so far) has been the Liberty... good power, handles well off-road, rides OK on road, turns on a dime & didn't cost an arm & a leg. I loved the Grand Cherokee Limited, but not the monthly lease payment. My least favorite?.. the Cherokee. Within 6 months of purchasing it, I knew I had made a mistake. It rode very poorly (although it handled great off road) and had a woefully substandard interior. I was trying to trade that turkey within a year, to no avail.

I've attended two Camp Jeeps to date, both in my home state of Virginia. My family planned vacations around these & always had a wonderful time. I was sorry to see the tradition come to an end. For the small amount of money paid, you got a heck of a return in entertainment.

These days, I'm more concerned with good gas mileage & better on-road handling, hence the Compass. The Liberty got lousy mileage and, with 180,000 miles on it, would have experienced total systemic failure before long. My local dealer had a few nice Compass' & I was able to negotiate well. The car rides very well, especally compared to my poor Liberty, and the initial gas mileage is reassuring. I like all of the electronic stability/traction/braking controls, which should serve me well when (or if) winter finally arrives here.

That's all for now... I'll be lurking about. Thanks-
 

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welcome to the forum! have any pics of the compass and possibly of the M38A1?
I have a few pics of the Compass below. I'll have to see if I can find any pics of the M38A1 to scan. I sold it in 1976 when I came to Ohio for college, and I don't remember if I kept any pics or not :think:
 

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Nice, our interiors are identical
6 days in & I'm happy with it. It's a comfortable ride & has a decent feature set, for not a lot of money. The only "problem" I've seen is that the cargo flashlight is missing. Now, I've seen the light and I'm not impressed, so it's no real loss to me. Mopar wants $117 new & even on eBay they're going for $50+, so I'll pass on replacing it.
 
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