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The Jeep Compass may not be ready for the Rubicon trail but that does not mean you have to stick to asphalt and concrete.

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Do you think with photos like these, instead of the lame advertising they did use, Jeep would have sold a few hundred thousand more units of the Compass?











After a hard day at play you bring it home clean it up and go out to dinner.


My own photo with my Compass cleaned up and ready to go.
 

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Nice.............I wonder why it's not Trail Rated by Jeep ??
 

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Trail rating

It's a marketing thing . . . if we were trail rated there would be not reason for the Patriot.
Wonder which marque is selling better?
 

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The Compass is built on a car platform. That's why it isn't trail rated. It's built on the same platform as the Dodge Caliber.
 

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The Compass is built on a car platform. That's why it isn't trail rated. It's built on the same platform as the Dodge Caliber.
Spoil-sport . . . ya had to burst my bubble . . . well at least it was not built on a Neon platfrom.
 

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Me neither about the pics CL..........Umpire.........I knew about the Caliber..........but I doubt it.............'cause the Patriot is the same platform and is Trail Rated...............
 

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Instead we got this for an ad campain. Makes me want to run right out and.... well.... NOT buy a Compass.





I really have not seen a Compass ad in some time... or maybe I have and they are just so bad I didn't even look.
 

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The action pictures are great.
The adds, well, somebody must love them?
Remember the Bobble head adds, or the Robot surfer for the Compass back in '07, they wouldn't have made me run out to look at a Compass either.
I did not realize that those were Compass adds until I had already bought the vehicle.
The 2008 sandbox commercial for Jeeps was great, they had our Compass in beautiful blue, loved that advert.
 

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Compass versus Caliber (and the world)
First, the Compass is not simply a Dodge Caliber with Jeep badges tacked on. While the two vehicles share a 103.7-inch wheelbase, the Compass' body is 2 full inches taller than the Caliber. Further differentiating the two, Jeep's approach to departure and break-over angles — the measure of how steep an obstacle a vehicle can climb on, off and over — is much more aggressive on the Compass. At 8.1 inches, the Jeep also has more ground clearance versus 7.6 inches for the Caliber. The Compass' ground clearance also matches or betters most of its competitors.

Given these body and chassis differences, it's not surprising that the driver and front-passenger seating position is significantly different compared to the Caliber. The Compass' seats position your hip 2 inches higher and 1 inch farther forward. The difference gives the driver a better view of whatever is out the windshield, be it a road, two-track or sea of sand.
 

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Performance on the road in the Caliber SRT, or the chance to do a little 4x4 with the Compass. Personally I would not do the full Rubicon Trail in a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon without a few mods. I am sure that I don't want to take a 1000 mile road trip in my Wrangler; however I would jump at the chance to do so in my Compass. I certainly would not take a Caliber to some of the places I have taken the Compass.

If ya want an econo box get a Mini, a real off road vehicle try a Pinzgauer 6x6, for a sports car... look at the Nissan GT-R.

Me, I wanted to do a little off roading, in reasonable comfort, driving something that handles well, and has a certain panache, while getting fairly good mileage. My search lead me to a Jeep Compass Limited 4x4 auto with autostick. I can switch to 4x4 with one finger. It's a six speed. It has leather heated seats on cold mornings. I like the fact that the plastic interior panels are easy to clean after a day canoeing or kayaking. The factory sound system does not pump out 115 dB but it does let me listen to the subtle nuances of my favorite Spanish guitar player at 75 MPH. I did not settle for something; I got what I was looking for.

My Compass looks awesome taking me to the symphony or to the car wash to blast off a half inch of mud. How many other means of transport can you say that about?

To bad some ad agencies seem to be more interested in winning awards for creative campains instead of selling their clients products.

My Compass does not do any one thing great; it does do a lot of things very well. I take that back it does do one thing great.... it makes me happy.

The above photo taken at the National Corvette Museum.​
 

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I am swore all over.......................just reading all of this............. :)
 

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Nice.............I wonder why it's not Trail Rated by Jeep ??
Lack of ability to go through the Rubicon trail. Also lack of a proper 4x4 system and no skid plates.

It's a marketing thing . . . if we were trail rated there would be not reason for the Patriot.
Wonder which marque is selling better?
Even I have to agree that having both the Compass and Patriot is pretty redundant.

The Compass is built on a car platform. That's why it isn't trail rated. It's built on the same platform as the Dodge Caliber.
I disagree. The Patriot and Compass are on the same platform (MK), and the Patriot can be trail rated with the right package. Certain Patriots come with the trail rated badge because instead of having FD-I, they have FD-II and skid plates. Also the approach angle is better as well in the Patriots.
 

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The action pictures are great.
The adds, well, somebody must love them?
Remember the Bobble head adds, or the Robot surfer for the Compass back in '07, they wouldn't have made me run out to look at a Compass either.
I did not realize that those were Compass adds until I had already bought the vehicle.
The 2008 sandbox commercial for Jeeps was great, they had our Compass in beautiful blue, loved that advert.
Hah, that's the exact realization I had after we purchased out Compass! I saw those commercials and thought "Wow, hey, they did advertise it." I remembered seeing the commercials on TV, I had no recollection of what car was in it.
 
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