2008 Jeep Compass User Reviews

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    2008 Jeep Compass SportReview
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    Was A Good Value And Sporty Ride. — Great vehicle for a younger person. Auto 6 CD changer plays hours of uninterrupted tunes. Automatic transmission with manual (stick) is fun to drive and makes hills or passing a breeze. Just wish it was quieter, too much road noise for an old person like me.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Mid-size. Handles great, 6-CD changer, warms up fast in winter.  Has the automatic transmission with manual (stick).  Used it in the mountains and did awesome.

    Cons: Don't like the road noise.  I'm older and was expecting a quieter ride.  Husband is too tall to ride comfortably in passenger seat unless it's almost in back seat.  His knees won't go under the dash.  It loses some "get up and go" in summer when ac is running.

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    2008 Jeep Compass SportReview
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    Not That Many Around Like Her — I like that it has gave me no problems for the 2 years i had hear. There has been nonthing but likes about this car. I dislike how its not an 4wd. Kinda sucks in the winter, but overall its an true great car.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: I love the color. The black rims just sits perfect on this car. I love my stero system. Hwy miles are exellent on this car too be an jeep.

    Cons: Not many too cons. I jus dislike the mile i put on her.

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    2008 Jeep Compass LimitedReview
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    The Baby Blue Behemoth (jeep Compass) — My Jeep Compass is a hideous baby blue but it has a great Chrysler inline 4 cylinder engine that is efficient and very reliable. My version has a 5 speed and it is a blast to row through the gears and cruise. Inside, there is cloth that at nearly 70,000 miles is intact and very comfortable. It's a great car minus the paint, that is the only thing holding it down.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: 5-Speed transmission

    Cons: The color

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    2008 Jeep Compass LimitedReview
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    My Jeep Compass — Performance - Runs smoothly, accelerates easily, great brakes Build Quality - The door rattles because the automatic windows were added after the car was made Appearance - It's a hot car, I love it Cost of Ownership - Worth every penny! Fun Factor - It's a 4x4 so off-roading, here I come!

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: It seats 5 so there's always enough room for my friends! and there's a big trunk...

    Cons: Nothing!

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    Compass — My new Jeep is so cute...it just seems to look happy. CVT lags sometimes, but I like being able to manually control the ratios to get it to jump. Not enjoying the fact that I slip out on wet surfaces. Not even sure why this happens.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Blinding headlights

    Cons: jumpy traction control

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    2008 Jeep Compass Limited 4WDReview
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    I Don't See The Appeal For This Jeep. — Before I knew all that much about American cars I thought this was the Wrangler's replacement. Well I was wrong since after driving it I knew exactly what this car is...a slightly bigger Caliber. There's absolutely nothing different between the two other than the badge and the body. The interior is literally identical to the Caliber so its a bad interior. Its full of cheap plastic and has cheap seats. To drive...its like a Caliber, slow. As a Jeep this one does not have off-road capabilities so its just a regular car. With the heavier body...all it does is consume more fuel than the already thirsty Caliber. Save your money...if you want a Caliber buy a Caliber, or better yet just walk since you might get there quicker.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: It doesn't look like a Caliber.

    Cons: Its a bigger Caliber which is a bad car

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    2008 Jeep Compass Sport 4WDReview
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    Grrrr — Slow, alright looking car, i like the new car smell

    Pros: good on gas, good warranty

    Cons: slow, can't tow

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    Cool Car — I like the overall car just the back is pretty tight.And not too much room in storage place in the back.

    Pros: heated seats....

    Cons: Room

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    Pretty Good Car; Avoid The Cvt. — We have a 2008 Compass FWD w/ the 2.0 4cyl engine. It has the Jatco CVT, which is probably my least favorite part of the car. There is a lag with the CVT when accelerating; the whole thing just feels unpolished. Also...why does a car with only 158 hp have torque steer? Acceleration is only adequate, anyway. It would probably be more peppy with the 2.4 4cyl and the 5 speed manual. Handling is reasonable for a CUV...though there is a lot of road noise. Build quality is just ok; there are a lot of cheap trim pieces. There are a disconcerting number of rattles inside the car and it only has 30k miles. Not good... There is a good amount of room inside, considering it's not a very large car.

    Pros: Good gas mileage (about 27-28 mpg average); reasonable styling; good interior space

    Cons: Leisurely acceleration; Dim-witted CVT; Questionable durability and build quality

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Jeep Compass Reviews

    Great Family Vehicle By SSgt_Landons_Dad

    This car is great for small family. It's great on gas, with a good amount of storage space. It has nice handling and it is also very reliable. I would recommend this car to anyone with at least two ki... Read More

    2012 Jeep Compass Reviews

    It"s A Jeep Thing By rlgates102001

    Went from a GMC ENVOY XL to this with not as many options. it was a shock in the size department but it is my first new car. It how ever my 3rd jeep and have always loved how they handle in upstate N... Read More

    Fun, Rugged, Yet Practical By Melinda

    I bought this car a week ago with only 15 miles on it. I'm looking forward to putting 100K or more on it! It will be perfect for road trips and hauling stuff around town. I love the unique Onyx Gre... Read More

    2010 Jeep Compass Reviews

    I Would Get It Again If They Make A More Powerfull Engin For It. By Moises

    The Jeep Compass is an American made min SUV; I like it because it not too big and it looks great. I do like the way it feels on the highway. Gives me pretty good gas mileage and is on the low side of... Read More

    2009 Jeep Compass Reviews

    Mediocre, But A Practical Alternative For A Family Car If You Live In A Place With Infamous Roads By Pedro

    Miserable visibility, rear, sides and pillars. The gearbox has long marches, which, combined with the puny engine (a underpowered 2.4 litre), and its huge weight makes it sluggish and noisy. Very wi... Read More

    Love It, Very Satisfied With My Compass By ScottJP

    Love my Compass 4X4! Handles the snow here in Wisconsin like a dream, the whole reason I purchased it. Comfortable interior, love the appearance, gas mileage is great, all around much more than I expe... Read More

    2007 Jeep Compass Reviews

    Bad Suspension Compass By Steve

    I like the look and overall ride of this vehicle, but Chrysler dropped the ball on putting defective Front Suspension and Cross members in this vehicle. NO Recall on the defective Suspension. Luckily ... Read More

    The Perfect Combination - Simple And Economic By Chelsea

    It's the perfect car for people that won't drive much, like me. Only to work, supermarket, etc. It is a really amazing price for this car. Comfortable, simple, economic you won't spend much in fuel. ... Read More

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