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Old 9th August 2017, 16:53   #1786
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Completed TD of the Jeep Compass for my friend. And I am impressed.
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Thanks Sail for the detailed write-up. I had enquired about the test drive vehicle at Celica yesterday, but as you have mentioned, they will not bring the vehicle to Newtown. On one hand we have dealers for Renault, Tata and Isuzu who are willing to let us take their vehicles into mud and slush and on the other hand we have this dealership that is not willing to let us drive on open roads. There is no point in driving the Compass in the busy Park Street area. Hope this is a temporary restriction.
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I have been out in the market for quite some time for a ladakh/north-east vehicle that also does highways comfortably. Had almost locked in on Duster AWD. Every thing was working out (except for the ugly rear). Then the report about 0-star NCAP rating came out. That too for Duster sold in India only. It was infurating. Having lost a friend in the tincan called Dzire, I have no regard for companies that treat Indian lives as disposable. So Duster (and Renault for that matter) was out forever.

Then one day my wife calls and tells me about Jeep Compass release and the pricing, and I was up on my feet. I didn't even know that a new Jeep was in the offing. Having driven a sturdy Palio (stile 1.6 sport) for about 7yrs, and not having any experience with ASS of any other manufacturer, I have never had any problem with the quality of Fiat ASS.

Looked up Compass, and realised this is it! This is the ladakh vehicle I was looking for, and for a change, with a front and rear styling that I absolutely loved. Had multi-link suspension with FSD, monocoque, body roll controlled (my wife gets motion sick even in the Palio when I drive it aggressively in a ghat with nice surface), had all the safety gear I wanted and many more, had the 'thud', seemed to be built very sturdy (in fact reminded me of people talking about the 1st gen palio that had strong sheet metal) and most importantly - had 4x4 (AWD). It even had some firsts - like the EPB. Decided it had to be the Limited (O) 4x4 - dual tone looks beautiful on this car.

Went to the KHT motors in Domlur Bangalore, took a look at the exteriors, interiors in person. The car on display was a Longitude and I totally liked the fabric seats and the colour scheme. It felt upmarket. Took a test-ride and liked the plush ride a lot. Now the test ride vehicle was a Limited and it had those horrendous leather seats. It already had dirt accumulated on the light ski-grey leather.

While I had generally liked the package a lot, there were quite a few sore thumbs sticking out -
  1. Hated the ski-grey leather interior to the core. It's just obnoxious and feels so gaudy due to high contrast with the black/dark dashboard. It should have been at least beige. I wish there was an option to choose the Longitude's fabric interior for the top spec.
  2. The red compass photos that I had seen around the web were all wine red and it looked classy in those photos. The India bound one seems to be ferrari red, and that color doesn't really suite a Jeep in my opinion. Darker deeper metallic shades would have looked better probably. Wish a wine red option was available.
  3. The cruise control is a necessary thing that Jeep has missed despite putting the car in this price bracket. To aggravate it further, the dummy buttons are a big eyesore in a 25L car.
  4. A Diesel AT and a sun-roof would be very nice to have. Especially AT, considering Bangalore traffic.
  5. As some people have noted elsewhere in this thread, the approach angle due to ultra-low bumper is highly worrisome since it limits the exact capability for which I am considering it.

I could have somehow lived with the first 4, but the last point is especially a deal breaker for me.

Then I saw somone posting the trailhawk mule with the bumper slanting up, in this thread, and suddenly my hopes are up again. Hopefully the interior color scheme will be different and better in the trailhawk. The other mule too was a Limited Compass, and in all probability it may have been the Diesel AT. So I will wait.

Hope FCA gets a Trailhawk diesel AT with cruise-control and possibly a sun-roof. I am willing to pay the premium if they do that. If they don't, then I will wait for the 2017 Pajero Sport (hopefully the body roll won't be as bad as that reported for the current model)
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KHT Prime, Bangalore commenced deliveries today. Pic from their Facebook page. Congrats to the new owners, any lucky BHPians in there?
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I am also in the same dilemma. :
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I'm planning to book a Compass 44 Diesel. I need some help from here. The price difference between the Limited and Limited(O) is a hefty 85000 to a lakh. Paying 85000 just for the black roof and HID lamps is just was too expensive I feel. If I go for the limited variant can I swap the halogen bulbs with the Xenon bulbs on the same projector setup as this seems to be a more VFM option. Please help me guys.
I'm no expert but I don't think you'll get factory spares for a retrofit. There's a reason why they need to space variants and their features. Even if your dealer says, it's possible, take it with a bucket load of salt. Maybe two. The dealer is looking for a sale now and will not be bothered about what he committed two months down the line. He'll just blame company policy later. If you think of going the aftermarket way, be assured that you'll lose your warranty. Not worth it.

If money is not a big object, go in for the higher Limited (O). If not, stick to the Limited. Please don't think of having your cake full after eating it too.
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I'm no expert but I don't think you'll get factory spares for a retrofit.
But will not Mopar soon have spares of the Compass HIDs if only to serve the Limited(o) variants? Logic dictates that it should be a straight fix... Remove the halogens and screw in the Bi xenons.

I may be wrong and may have to continue with the Halogens if such a straight fix is not possible. But 85000-90000 for just the HIDs and a roof job that can well be done within 3000 to 5000 is a little too much. Limited, I guess is the best way to go.

Attaching the the price list for Coimbatore. The accessories are mentioned under add-ons. So the dealers who are saying that they are Compulsory purchases are clearly taking potential customers for a ride. I guess these price lists can be used to raise a issue.

Also from the looks of the Mumbai Price lists, The Delhi, the Bangalore, Coimbatore and Thiruchi price lists, the difference in prices between these cities for a particular variant differs by a few thousands, indicative of the transportation charges for that state, as the Mumbai prices are even cheaper than the Delhi price
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Are the 6 airbags only a feature of the top 4x4 variant or are there lower ones having these as well? Carwale says that they are available down below but other sources seem to suggest otherwise.
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Are the 6 airbags only a feature of the top 4x4 variant or are there lower ones having these as well? Carwale says that they are available down below but other sources seem to suggest otherwise.

6 airbags are available on the Limited 4*4 and the Limited(O) 4*4. No other variant gets the 6 airbags.
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I got sms from the Chennai Jeep Dealer that prices maybe corrected upwards by 10% due to upcoming Cess on GST from 10/09/2017 and hence asking me to book in advance.

Dont know where he got that date.
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I got sms from the Chennai Jeep Dealer that prices maybe corrected upwards by 10% due to upcoming Cess on GST from 10/09/2017 and hence asking me to book in advance.

Dont know where he got that date.
That is the date of the next GST council meeting and it is very likely that this may happen. If this cess becomes applicable almost all cars will see a hike in price to the tune of 7-10%.
If the price increases for the Compass the initial euphoria of a good price may quickly wane as even that 2 lacs will make a huge impact.
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If the price increases for the Compass the initial euphoria of a good price may quickly wane as even that 2 lacs will make a huge impact.
Doubtful, as every car competing car will see a proportional price increase. For example - If Compass gets a 2L increase in price for the top end, Tucson will get better 2.5L and Tiguan 3L and so forth. The gap will only widen even further.

Hexa and XUV 5OO could benefit slightly, the latter more so.
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I saw the Compass for the first time in the flesh today.
It was parked next to a Vitara Brezza. The Compass is a size larger than the Brezza but not by a lot. It has got slightly more presence than the Brezza too. The Compass looked great in the white shade it had on. Speaking of size, I think the Tiguan is larger than the Compass.

The interiors were clearly a segment above. They looked luxurious and had a sense of elegance to them.

I expect to see a lot of Compasses on the road. People who want to upgrade from a EcoSport/Brezza but don't want to the full hog to Fortuner/Endeavour.
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Why would one prefer a Compass over a Hexa? Apples to Apples the latter would be 4-5 lakhs cheaper, with more interior space for both people and luggage.

As to after sales, both are a gamble of sorts.
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Doubtful, as every car competing car will see a proportional price increase. For example - If Compass gets a 2L increase in price for the top end, Tucson will get better 2.5L and Tiguan 3L and so forth. The gap will only widen even further.

Hexa and XUV 5OO could benefit slightly, the latter more so.
Absolutely agree. The absolute number of the ex-showroom price goes up, but all competition also goes up. FCA may try and absorb some of it to make it even more appealing compared to the competition with increased prices.
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Why would one prefer a Compass over a Hexa? Apples to Apples the latter would be 4-5 lakhs cheaper, with more interior space for both people and luggage.

As to after sales, both are a gamble of sorts.
Agreed. The target audience is entirely different, both cars are designed to cater to different consumers.

However, the typical Indian consumer looking to buy a car in the 18-24 lakh range will invariably list out all the options available, in order to make an informed decision.. which is why you will find people shortlisting cars like the Octavia, since it falls squarely within the 18-24 lakh budget.
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Does it not make more sense to compare a Hexa v Compass, as compared to Octavia v Compass?! It isn't the price point, but the car capability that should be the criteria, surely.
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