Post # 1
So, right now I am trying an 03 Audi TT that I adore. We got a good deal on it when we bought it, and it is a super fun little car to drive. Its turbicharged and a convertible, and its adorable. But it is the most impractical vehicle ever made. I have to make sure I dont buy too many groceries because the trunk is small, it only seats two, my great dane has gotten too large to sit on my husbands lap anymore! Lol. And if anyone has ever owned an Audi, you know they are expensive to maintain. It only has 40000 miles, but being 11 years old now means that it requires some maintenance, and DH is starting to worry about the price to maintain it and replace everything if it starts breaking. We had a scare about a week ago that turned out to only cost us $50, but we were prepared to drain our account for it, and I dont want to be in that position again. It was awful.
So we are looking at a 2014 Jeep Compass. We saw one at a car show and loved it! There is an altitude package that I really liked, but that was really basic. And there is another one that has all the bells and whustles for only about $2600 more. That one has remote start, hands free bluetooth, back up cameras, a sunroof, leather seats, sirius xm radio, a touch screen display, all the fancy stuff. The other one has a cd player and cruise contol. Haha. So I am leaning more towards the one with all thr bells and whistles since if we buy it, I am going to drive it until it dies, or until Jeep buys is back from me, as we will get thr lifetime warranty on it for sure. So. What are your thoughts? Do you have a jeep? Do you love it? My mom had an old Cherokee forever ago that was fun to drive, but this one is way nicer, and a much smoother ride than anything ive ever driven. (That makes all of my cars sound like hooptys. Lol) but now I’m rambling. Thoughts on Jeeps, GO!!
Post # 2
I bought mom a jeep a few years ago and it was the best decision ever for her. Living in Nebraska and Minnesota the remote start was a must. Dh has it on his car too and it’s saved us hours of scraping, it’s worth it. My mom does all the regular maintenance on her car and takes good care of it so outside of tires and brake pads she hadn’t put a dime into it and she’s a hard driver. My advice is to get the bells and whistles especially if your going to have it for years.
Post # 3
tksjewelry: Awesome! Yeah we are planning on moving to Virginia, so remote start would be awesome there! Lol. But we are hoping it will last us for a loooong time, so I think it is worth the little bit extra to get all of the fun stuff. But other than the one jeep my mom had forever ago I dont know many people with a jeep, so I wanted some opinions.
Post # 4
My sister has a 2012 Jeep Liberty and has had nothing but problems with it. Every other week she’s bringing it in for something new. Luckily, everything has been covered by warranty so far, but it’s definitely not worth the hassle for them. I’ve always loved the look/feel of Jeeps, but after her experience, I will never buy one.
Post # 5
ChellFish22: she has had a few recalls on the Jeep, nothing major, but make sure if you move you let them know where you move too. They are awesome about them and will even pick up the vehicle from her work and drop it back off when it’s done or send a car for her to drive the next day if she wants if it’s not.
Post # 6
I had a Jeep Grand Cherokee that I loved. Loved. Except then the transmission failed. And failed again. Then the engine just completely STOPPED one day when I was on the interstate. Oh and the power windows would just randomly fall inside the doors.
Jeeps are notoriously unreliable and expensive to fix. I would never buy one again – I poured so much money into fixing that thing! We traded it in for a Hyundai Sonata and have never had so much as the slightest problem in 3 years.
Post # 7
When I was in the market for a new car back in 2011, I had originally wanted to buy a Jeep Compass. My then BF (now FI) told me under no circumstances should I buy one. They have one at the plant that he works at that had 7,000 miles on it and it was on its 3rd transmission. So, I bought a Honda instead and I LOVE it.
Post # 8
I have a 2012 Jeep Compass Latitude, and while it isn’t a terrible truck, I can’t say that I love it. It gets the job done, but it’s really loud and not all that comfortable. I have about 17,000 miles on it and it hasn’t had any problems besides a recall for seatbelts. Honestly, I think there are similar cars out there that are of better quality. 🙁
Post # 9
I love my Jeep Patriot! But I got a killer deal on it and it is a thousand times better than the Toyota Yaris I was driving before, and it drives like a champ up here in Alaska with the ice and snow. My brother has a 10-year-old Wrangler and hasn’t had one single issue with his.