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Old 27th June 2017, 13:32   #811
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A bit off topic : Ford could have put up a good fight had they brought in Kuga. Ford could have retained a sizeable chunk of Ecosport customers looking for an upgrade. Right now those customers who bought in ₹ 8-12 lakh segment has nothing to upgrade in the ₹ 14- 20 segment, they have to go higher and not many would be able to dole out double the amount for a new car. I'm intrigued why Ford chose not to bring the Kuga here.

Right now it looks like Compass is gonna runaway with the segment till Maruti brings something like a Brezza against Ecosport. Even someone like me who is very conservative when changing cars is having second thoughts with regard to Compass. I would have jumped in if I haven't read this thread http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/owning...rade-swap.html (ARTICLE: YOUR 5 year old car : Keep, Upgrade or Swap?) ( Warning : Reading this thread has inherent risks involved! Read at your own risk that you may end up not buying a new car for a long time.)
Completely agree, we need a good SUV between 15L Creta Top model and 21.xx Lakh Tucson.
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Who did the proof reading ?
Was it done by someone in the paint booth as it was pain to get the roof done in black?


The variant I saw in showroom was 'LIMITED', but without the pain of the black roof. So not the (O).

However, it had projector headlamps which didn't look like HID. So I guess all lower variants gets halogen projector headlamps, except for their Limited(O) which gets HID projectors.

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Same is the reason why a Honda City AT in Bangalore costs near 17L OTR (I think if I am not wrong) !!
Wrong. It costs 17.5 now for the AT and 17.7L for the diesel, on road Bangalore including extended warranty, zero dep insurance and RSA.

Some other shocker figures (All for Bangalore BHP'ians, all on-road Bangalore) -

Brezza Zdi + - 12.77L.

Creta 1.6 SX (Base) - 15.9L.
Creta 1.6 SX+ - 17.17L.
Creta 1.6 SX(o) - 18.5L.

Tucson 2.0 MT - 27.68L.
Tucson 2.0 CRDi GLS AT - 31.9L.

Tiguan Comfortline - 35.73L.

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Ok, so many pics of top end model. Just for reference this is what the base variant looks like Name:  White.png
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Came out really impressed.
Soon I was transported back to '90s once inside my Duster
same goes for Terrano

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Some other shocker figures (All for Bangalore BHP'ians, all on-road Bangalore) -

Brezza Zdi + - 12.77L.
This is close to 80K up(Zdi+) from its launch price. And the sale never slowed down despite this price increase.
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I happened to come across a US consumer reports list of cars that customers regretted buying and Jeep Compass was in the list. Most of cars in the list were from Fiat-Chrysler group and Nissan. How did Jeep Compass perform in other markets on the sales and reliability fronts?
Posting this as alternate view for consideration and not to run down Jeep Compass.

http://www.consumerreports.org/car-r...regret-buying/
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The base looks like a VFM for those not interested in 4x4. It has all the safety features (excluding curtain/side airbags). With tyre/alloy upgrade, this will be a good deal.
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Posting this as alternate view for consideration and not to run down Jeep Compass.


As per the report -

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Lackluster performance, a cramped and austere cabin, narrow front seats, and difficult rearward views are just some of the faults we found with Jeep’s small SUV entry. The Compass has lost its way with owners, too. Our survey found that just 42 percent of respondents said they would definitely buy one again. Complaints included feeble acceleration and too much road noise, and it was rated uncommonly poor in overall comfort.
The way I see it -

1. This is for the previous generation Compass. The current one is entirely different car, based on a FIAT platform and with FIAT engines. Whether thats good or bad for the long term? Time will tell.

2. Lacklustre performance? Won't be applicable for India with a 170hp diesel and 160hp petrol options.

3. Cramped cabin. Depends on pricing and requirements. It's similar to Creta in interior size even though it is close to Tucson with respect to exteriors. Rear bench is narrow as well and better suited for two. Overall - I felt it's comfortable for four, but cramped for five.

4. Road noise and comfort - Noted in almost all reviews till now to be very good. Will wait for Team Bhp review.

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US is very different market from India. What is underpowered over there is sold as powerful machine here. What is Plus size here is considered compact in US.The report mentions "Lackluster performance, a cramped and austere cabin, narrow front seats, and difficult rearward views" as the reason for low ratings. What is being sold in India is highly performant, sufficient cabin space and wide enough seats for Indians.

Nothing against US, but I found people over there to be of plus size relative to Indians :P. So no wonder they find Compass seats narrow.

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I happened to come across a US consumer reports list of cars that customers regretted buying and Jeep Compass was in the list. Most of cars in the list were from Fiat-Chrysler group and Nissan. How did Jeep Compass perform in other markets on the sales and reliability fronts?
Posting this as alternate view for consideration and not to run down Jeep Compass.

http://www.consumerreports.org/car-r...regret-buying/
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