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Old 21st August 2022, 10:43   #3796
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I see a fall of about 8mm in ride hight. Was that an issue?
I did not face any issue during the drive. The difference is minimal like I said, and I think the actual difference varies with tyres from different brands as well. What we see on tyre size comparison sites may not actually be 100% accurate since tyre diameters vary a bit between different tyre manufacturers. Also I did maintain 34 PSI all around and that may actually lift the tyre sidewall a bit to compensate the 8MM difference.

I did scrape the front rubber lining below the front bumper at some places, but I am sure that would be the case even with the normal tyres.

One thing you have be wary off, the front clearance on the Jeep Compass is really low so you have to be very careful when going over obstacles. It's no Pajero or Thar or Fortuner in that respect.

After my trip I did a thorough underbody inspection and did not find any issues at all. The entire underbody is pretty high and very neatly organized and all components like Shafts and Exhaust are neatly tucked in. The only thing that got scraped was the front rubber lining below the front bumper. I was however very careful approaching and crossing obstacles.

I am also sure that the stock 18Inch alloys with 225/55/18 tyres would both have definitely got damaged during this trip. That's the reason I bought the extra set with steel wheel and 235 section AT tyres. I think they proved their worth.

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Jeep Compass 80th Anniversary Edition Diesel MT Ė Booking Experience and One year ownership review



Background
Around same time last year, I was on the lookout for a great highway car. Living in Bangalore and the ďamazingĒ roads that we have here, meant that ďcarĒ essentially meant SUV. My main priorities were obviously Fun to drive factor and safety. The yearly running was going to be around 15K Kms and the car was going to be used 80% for highway drives as we also had a Baleno CVT for city runs.

Being a fan of diesels and considering the kind of usage I had, diesels were preferred. I was not very keen on automatics as well but was open to it.

The cars which we considered were:

Tata Harrier: Harrier would have been a top contender, if it was not for its sheer size. The car is undoubtedly a looker and has great built quality and safety kit. Another factor that probably influenced my decision was the horror stories I have heard about reliability and ASS from the people in my network. I even have few friends who have sworn to never buy a TATA regardless of how good the product is!

VW T-roc: On the other side of the size spectrum, you have the VW T-roc. I have always been a VW fan as I have driven my dadís Vento 1.6 TDI extensively and we still own this even after 1 lakh plus Kms. Maintenance hasnít been cheap but it still brings a smile to your face every time you drive it. The T-roc, being a CBU, unfortunately felt quite over priced for what it had to offer, and on top of that, the cramped second row did not help. Even the VW fan in me could not be convinced with this package.

Hyundai Tucson:
Tucson was probably the strongest contender. I have never been a fan of Hyundaiís designs and personally think that the Venue and Creta rank pretty low in terms of looks and road presence (looks are subjective no offence meant! ). I have also been very vocal in my friend circle about Hyundaiís and KIAís policy of selling comparatively unsafe cars in India. But the Tucson was very different! It had great ride and handling and looked much better than the other Hyundais. The only reason we didnít go ahead was the fact that the face lift had already been launched in the international market and the interiors felt lacking compared to what the compass had to offer.

After pondering over all the options for few days and watching almost all the reviews on YouTube, it was clear to us that Jeep Compass was the car for us. The size, the engine, driving dynamics and the interiors of the facelift all felt on point to us. Shout out to Arun Josie and his amazing ownership thread for making this process a lot easier

Sharing few pics that I took over the last one year of my Compass along with the cars I spoke about.

With my friend's Harrier dark edition
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With a VW T-roc
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With an Audi Q3
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With a Green Compass Limited
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Booking experience:
Jeep has 2 vendors in Bangalore Ė KHT and PPS. Since I wanted to be absolutely sure before buying the car I went and took test drives with both. The SAs of both the vendors were very cordial and the overall test drive experience was great.

The initial plan was to go for the Longitude Diesel MT variant as it had almost all the necessary features and we werenít too fussed about the lack of sun roof. But in person the fabric interior in Longitude felt a little underwhelming. They had Limited and Model S also on display and we got a chance to see and feel them in person as well. My better half was really impressed by the all black interiors of Model S but this was out of our budget. Limited variantís dual tone interior felt a little overdone to both of us. So we went back a little confused from the showroom and informed the SA that we will get back to him once we were able to finalise.

After 2 days, the SA from PPS reached out to us and informed that there was a cancellation in one of the 80th Anniversary edition variants and they were even ready to throw in an additional 50k discount on it as well if we were ready to close the deal soon. This was a great surprise for us as the 80th Anniversary model was out of stock everywhere and it was a blessing for us as we were getting the interiors of Model S, like my wife wanted, at the price of the Limited variant. The only caveat was that we had to settle for the Galaxy Blue colour. Our plan was to get the Compass in Black. I told the SA that since we have not seen the colour in person, it would not be possible for us to confirm. On his insistence we went to their stock yard the very next day to see the vehicle in person. They were kind enough to also bring a Black Limited variant and parked it side by side for us to compare. And it was love at first sight for both of us. The Galaxy Blue colour looked great with the dual tone roof and we really liked the subtle differences that made the 80th Anniversary stand out from Limited.

We confirmed our booking after PDI and the car was delivered the very next week itself. The overall booking experience was great and we had no complaints.

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Additional Work done on the Car
I got a full body PPF done from Carzpa Bangalore (near RV College, Mysore road) and really liked their craftsmanship. They took their time but the quality was top notch.

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Impressions after 1 year
Now after 1 year and covering around 12K Kms in the Compass, the ownership experience of the car has been flawless. I have seen complaints on rattling here on Team BHP but I have faced any such issues so far. I have tried to summarise my impressions so far below.

Drive: Itís an absolute joy to drive and can munch miles effortlessly. The 2 L Diesel MT is the engine-gear box combo to go for if you are an enthusiast.

Ride Comfort: Ride is comparatively on the stiffer side but this translates to amazing confidence on highways and twisties. You get that indestructible feel when you drive. Even in cities if you maintain a decent speed it is quite comfortable. But do not expect the plush feel of say a Creta.

Mileage: This totally will depend on your driving style. From my experience, 2000 rpm is where the engine feels at home. This translates to 100-110 Kmph in the 5th gear and will give you the best mileage vs performance trade-off. I usually get a mileage of about 15Kmpl on the highways and 12-13 in the city unless the traffic is really bad. If you have the patience to drive with a light foot on the highway at around 90-100 Kmph, a mileage of around 17-18 Kmpl is easily possible. Speeds over 140 Kmph will reduce the mileage to about 13 Kmpl

Tyres: The stock size is 225 55R18 like in the last gen Tucson. But unlike Tucson, the stock Bridgestone Turanzas are actually pretty good. I have seen a lot of Tucson and even X1 owners in this forum opting for these. Turanza was the only options in this size for a long time but recently Vredestein has released their ULTRAC VORTIĖ any good reviews on this?

DPF/DEF: Never faced any issues with DPF as I do regular highway runs. DEF (Ad blue) consumption seems to be around 1L per 1000 Kms but this again depends on the driving conditions and style.

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First Full Service Experience with PPS Jeep Ė 1 Year/15k KM
As such, I had no complains to attend to. All the routine oil/filter replacements etc. were carried out as per the MOPAR checklist. In addition to this, I opted for the wheel balancing, alignment and rotation from them even though I knew they were going to charge a slight premium. Total cost came out to be around 13-14k and the overall experience with PPS so far has been really positive.

Conclusion
One year down the line, do I have any regrets? Not at all! It has been an absolute delight. Great car to munch miles on and I look forward to a fun and trouble free ownership for many more years to come!
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Old 22nd August 2022, 15:11   #3798
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Guys, finally I have made advance towards model S D AT green color. I did multiple trips to showroom this year and was waiting for Tucson. Thank you for all the insights provided on this beast
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Hi Guys,

Is there any way to get/enable wireless CarPlay in a 2018 Limited Plus Compass. It has wired CarPlay but keeps disconnecting on bumps/jerks etc.


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Is there any way to get/enable wireless CarPlay in a 2018 Limited Plus Compass. It has wired CarPlay but keeps disconnecting on bumps/jerks etc.

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I had a similar problem with Android Auto which was resolved by simply getting a better quality cable that fit more snugly at both ends.
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Is there any way to get/enable wireless CarPlay in a 2018 Limited Plus Compass. It has wired CarPlay but keeps disconnecting on bumps/jerks etc.


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There are wireless car play adapters that you can get from the US on Amazon, I got this one

https://www.amazon.com/Wireless-CarP...8-2-spons&th=1

Works well ! Will not work with Android phones
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There are wireless car play adapters that you can get from the US on Amazon, I got this one

https://www.amazon.com/Wireless-CarP...8-2-spons&th=1

Works well ! Will not work with Android phones
Is there any way to ship it to India? Or any device like this available in Indian market? Canít see any on Amazon.
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Is there any way to ship it to India? Or any device like this available in Indian market? Canít see any on Amazon.
I bought this when I was in the US. Amazon.com will not ship all products to India. Maybe some local audio dealers may be able to source it for you.
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Is there any way to ship it to India? Or any device like this available in Indian market? Canít see any on Amazon.
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I bought this when I was in the US. Amazon.com will not ship all products to India. Maybe some local audio dealers may be able to source it for you.

Check out the following that I found in Amazon India. Few more options also available. Just search for wireless carplay adapter.

Wireless CarPlay Adapter Dongle Wired to Wireless CarPlay Box Module 5G WiFi BT Connection USB Plug & Play Compatible with Factory Wired CarPlay Car Layfoxz https://amzn.eu/d/7z7cj2H
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if you are a MT fan Jeep Compass I am sure is brilliant in City and Highway. I own a Diesel 4x4 AT and its not a city car for any heavy footing. whenever I even sit in my brother's X1, I am impressed with its driveability / free revving in city.
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Hello,

I hope my post finds members and their loved ones safe and healthy.

I sincerely thank everyone at Team-BHP and even more to the members who have posted in this thread.

I have never owned a car earlier, so kindly pardon the naivety of the question.

I placed an order for Jeep Compass Limited (O) 2.0 diesel manuals on 10th August 2022, and today (24th August 2022), I went for my PDI. The VIN for the vehicle allocated to me is MCANJPCY9NFA94797*6N. As per guidance in the specific VIN thread, I decoded the make to June 2022.

Is this normal to have a VIN that is two months old? When I inquired with the SA (Landmark Jeep, Worli, Mumbai). SA told me that very few people order the Compass with a manual transmission. He further clarified that the car was assembled in August, but parts such as the engine were made in June, so my VIN decoded to June 2022.

Lastly, while there were no other visible or technical errors that I idenfitied on the car, I did find two spots and a panel that had come out. What would be guidance from the members to accept or reject the vehicle? I informed the SA that I was heartbroken as I took my friends and family to the storage yard to see our first family car; unfortunately, these two finds were visible. He responded that i could reject the vehicle, but they would only be allocated once someone else purchases this and a new order is placed (I feel it is unfair that someone else will be given a vehicle that I did find faults in, albeit minor). Finally, there was a panel that had come out which the stock yard incharge confirmed that will be reattached before the delivery of the car.

Thank you very much to the members for their guidance
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Check out the following that I found in Amazon India. Few more options also available. Just search for wireless carplay adapter.

Wireless CarPlay Adapter Dongle Wired to Wireless CarPlay Box Module 5G WiFi BT Connection USB Plug & Play Compatible with Factory Wired CarPlay Car Layfoxz https://amzn.eu/d/7z7cj2H
Thanks for this. I searched for some options on Amazon India and found one, the link is below:

https://amzn.eu/d/ge8Haw9

I have placed an order for the same, it costs me Rs.2738. However, after placing the order I got to know that the seller is from USA and it will be shipped from there. Also, I got a mail from Amazon India to upload a photo ID for custom clearance. My question is, will the Amazon charge me extra for Custom clearance too?

Edit: I see that the product in your post will also be shipped by an international seller and requires photo ID proof.

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Hello Jeepians,

I am excited to acquire a new jeep compass in a day or two from Delhi dealership. Please let me know what all to look for in PDI.

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Please let me know what all to look for in PDI.
Found this via Google Search for "team bhp PDI Check list"

Hope this helps.
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Have you tried writing to email addresses of Partha Datta and Mr. Tavares to attract attention? I am not recommending we do this for every minor issue but usually, when there's apathy in customer service, reaching senior management via public channels or emails has proven to work for me in the past.

That said, apathy in general might be a sign of poor dealership experience in general, and might wanna check other dealers in future.

Hi, thanks for the reply.

I got back my Compass 1 week back. No matter how irritated i am with Jeep, a small drive around town made me smile again. I was using the Nexon EV and after driving that this felt pretty sluggish but again the roads in my place are pretty bad and taking the Jeep over them reminded me why i love the car. The solid build is 2-3 steps ahead and the suspension feels so tough over anything. But i will seriously think multiple times before buying another Jeep in India unless their company takes steps to improve. It reminds me of the Fiat way. A great car let down by shoddy treatment by the parent company.

Actually in my case the dealership did a better job than the parent plant. They were keeping me updated at regular intervals and arranged a courtesy car which was their owners car when the part arrival got delayed.
Their explanation was that, the part had to arrive from America and the wrong part was first sent, they had to re order again which took the additional time. For almost 1 month the car was at the service centre.
I got worried about how it is kept there and visited twice, but it was kept properly closed with removed parts kept in boxes and covers overs seats and steering, with no dust or grease marks anywhere.
It was returned in very good condition.

The problem was with Jeep India. I had written twice to them and posted in two of their facebook and twitter forumns and all i got was the generated message saying i would receive a call at the earliest which i never did. Its been a week since i got back my car but no feedback call yet.

That is what is more worrying. If service in my city is the main problem i can always give it in another city with better reputation like i did with my Ecosport, but when the parent company is so lethargic and disinterested it shatters your confidence with them.

Also having lived with Ecosport and Jetta before this i can never go back to Hyundai/Honda/Toyota anymore. The tough build, suspension and safety are more important than features and reliabilty to me.

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