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Hey Everyone,

Just signed the deal and awaiting delivery of my new 2011 Jeep Compass North Edition.

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North Edition with CVT Freedom I AWD/4x4
Trailer Tow Prep Group
Security and Convenience Group
North All Season Group
5 Year/160,000 km Extended Warranty (Just in Case!)

Came from a 2003 Ford Escape XLS 4x2 with 221,000 kms on it.

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Welcome, good that you have that extended warranty these babies need it. Especially if you got a deal on it at the time.
 

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Hi,

Thanks for the welcome !

Actually Tripplec, you kinda made it a bit easier to make my decision for extended warranty.

My old ride cost me some decent $$$ on suspension, and after hearing your challenges, I played it safe....

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Very good to hear some people taking notice and precautions if they move into a Compass. I am still able to get an extended warranty being within full coverage but the cost is making me think. I have until fall before the millage hits that point of no return. haha good to hear that you're covered though and went into the deal with that knowledge.

Enjoy, sure like to know whether you get the MPG the claim. I don't on the 2009.
 

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Hello and welcome to the forum, glad to have you join us! Congrats on your Compass, when is it supposed to arrive? I think an extended warranty is a necessity, no matter what vehicle you buy, things do break eventually, but I do hope the bugs have been worked out on the 2011's, but be sure to keep us posted! Great people and info here, so any help you need, just ask and I hope you enjoy the site! :)

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Hi,

And thanks for the welcome to the forum. I am expecting the car in 6 weeks (betcha it will be 8) as the dealer was unable to source my vehicle with the options I wanted.

Dealer said the trailer tow group was the option they could not find. I would be happy if they could get it earlier, but this is my first time dealing with Jeep/Chrysler/Dodge, so I don't know if it will be the full 6-8 weeks.

I'm driving my existing car that still has the snows on it, cause up hear "ya just never know" when the snow may return.

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Hi,

And thanks for the welcome to the forum. I am expecting the car in 6 weeks (betcha it will be 8) as the dealer was unable to source my vehicle with the options I wanted.

Dealer said the trailer tow group was the option they could not find. I would be happy if they could get it earlier, but this is my first time dealing with Jeep/Chrysler/Dodge, so I don't know if it will be the full 6-8 weeks.

I'm driving my existing car that still has the snows on it, cause up hear "ya just never know" when the snow may return.

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What do you get for that tow group. Many dealers just send the vehicle to a hitch shop and they install the hitch and wiring harness, mark up the price and hand it over to you. A good friend is in that business and does it for many dealers in the GTA. He did my Compass with a Class III.
 

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The tow group also includes an engine oil/trans cooler. I got the trailer tow group also and I have to say, it's a bit of a rip off to find out you paid extra and didn't even get a hitch!

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You can check with the technician. But up to 2010 with the CVT there is NOT a cooler for the transmission. There is no slip in it once its locked in driving mode since the ratios are variable without the heat build up of a automatic typical type.

The oil cooler is for the engine oil for some reason and usually built into vehicles such well closed in Vans where air cooling is a bit confined. Its < $200 kit, last I saw about $150 and unless you're attempt to haul heavy loads in the summer I have determined its a waist of money. Just use a good Premium or a good Synthetic oil to handle the more severe service during those periods and the engine would be fine. Well it depends on how much they're charging you for the option and no hitch and harness is definitely a rip off. Why would someone order it and not want the hitch as well.

Note: With many new vehicles if the manufacturer changes the mounting and back end that year. The hitch has to be redesigned the the after market hitch builders for it. The take time and you can't get them right away until they're in production.

PM me if you want the number of the shop I have used for decades.
 

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I got the harness, but no hitch, not even a receiver so I could put it together myself lol. Oh well, not that I was really planning on putting the Compass under a load but the option is what you pay for.

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When I get the truck and I have enough posts, if i see the "Engine Oil Cooler" or the "Trailer Tow Wiring Harness" I could post some pics. I figured for $225, if I can prolong/prevent a single CVT issue, then it well worth it.

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When I get the truck and I have enough posts, if i see the "Engine Oil Cooler" or the "Trailer Tow Wiring Harness" I could post some pics. I figured for $225, if I can prolong/prevent a single CVT issue, then it well worth it.

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Well those two items are worth the price. Go for it and wait for your build.
 

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The Wait is Over !!!!

Hey Everyone,

I am picking up the new wheels today !!!

Finally!!!!


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Congrats G! Hope you have fun with your new Compass.
 
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