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Review: 2011 Jeep Compass

Least Capable Jeep Still Lost In The Woods Let's be honest here: The Jeep Compass should have never been built – at least not in the form it took. A derivative of the compact Dodge Caliber, the Compass is neither a real Jeep nor an SUV, but a singular testament to how badly Daimler mismanaged the brand over its decade of ownership. And sales have proven this out. Although the Compass did well in the first year after its May 2006 launch, interest quickly cooled, and through the end of 2010, Chrysler had totaled only 111,000 Compass sales. The company managed to move fewer than... Read More

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    Porsche Design shows you which way to go with retro compass watch
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    Drivers of the Porsche 911 may find it amusingly easy to swing the tail around, though they'll have lost their sense of direction in no time. Fortunately, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche designed a compass watch back in 1978 that combined the functions, as you might have guessed, of a compass and a watch. And now his design company has followed up with a ...

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    Chrysler recalling 11,000 new vehicles over steering concern *UPDATE
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    Chrysler has issued a recall that spans across its family lines. A missing or incorrectly installed rivet on the steering column could result in a loss of control. The recall affects the following 2011 model year vehicles: Chrysler 200 Chrysler 200 convertible Chrysler Town and Country Dodge Avenger Dodge Caliber Dodge Grand ...

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    AdSpotting: Jeep Compass "Bloodlines" has a steep hill to climb
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    Company: Chrysler LLC Brand: Jeep Medium: TV Ad Agency: GlobalHue Product: 2011 Jeep Compass Campaign: Bloodlines What We Like: The editing and look of the ad fits with the excellent Jeep Grand Cherokee ads that agency Wieden & Kennedy created last year. There is an urban feel to this TV spot that is probably fitting for a vehicle like Compass, ...

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    Six Jeep models get the Mopar Makeover for 2011 Safari in Moab
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    Jeep has a big year ahead of it. After finishing 2010 with a 24-percent increase in global sales versus 2009, Chrysler's off-road capable brand is looking for even more in 2011. To make Jeep even more motivated, the brand is also celebrating its 70th anniversary later this year, and it unveiled an entire lineup of new Special Edition models at the ...

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    Review: 2011 Jeep Compass
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    Least Capable Jeep Still Lost In The Woods Let's be honest here: The Jeep Compass should have never been built – at least not in the form it took. A derivative of the compact Dodge Caliber, the Compass is neither a real Jeep nor an SUV, but a singular testament to how badly Daimler mismanaged the brand over its decade of ownership. And sales have ...

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    Auto execs answer our questions... and yours
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    We told Autoblog readers that we had a few questions for auto executives at the North American International Auto Show that we would be asking. We did get to ask most of our questions, but even better, we got to ask a bunch of questions that you, our readers had. We didn't get to all of them, but we are going to do our best via follow-up email, as well ...

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    Report: Fiat union passes contract, paving way for Jeeps to be built in Italy
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    Baseball, apple pie, Stars and Stripes... and Jeep. What do all of these things have in common? They are all classically American. Or are they? It seems that future Jeeps, specifically the replacements for our current Compass and Patriot, will likely be assembled in Italy on the same lines Fiat uses to build Alfa Romeo models. These Jeeps would then be ...

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    Detroit 2011: Jeep celebrates 70th Anniversary with special edition models
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    Jeep has proclaimed itself as "one of the world's few, true icons." Normally, we'd take issue with such a brazen statement, but in the case of Jeep, we don't really disagree. In fact, in a good portion of the developed world, the word 'Jeep" is synonymous with sport utility vehicles in general... like Kleenex or Coke. With that in mind, Chrysler think ...

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    Chrysler pondering diesel for U.S. Jeep Compass and replacement
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    Chrysler is looking at a diesel version of the Jeep Compass, or its replacement due in 2013 for the States, according to company officials. The newly refreshed Jeep Compass (which we reviewed earlier today), which goes on sale in early 2011 in the U.S., Europe and other markets, will be offered in some places with a Mercedes-Benz 122kW/320Nm 2.2-liter ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Jeep Compass
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    What A Difference A New Face Makes The needle is finally pointed in the right direction. The original 2007 Jeep Compass was the first production Jeep that wasn't. Beyond its "Jeep" badge and trademark seven-bar grille, the Compass was a compact crossover derived from the front-wheel-drive Dodge Caliber, a product that lacked the hardware and ...

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    Officially Official: 2011 Jeep Compass shows off new duds, Trail Rated package
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    Chrysler has officially announced its 2011 Jeep Compass, complete with sharp styling derived from the pint-sized CUV's big brother, the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While the snappy sheetmetal is a galaxy-sized improvement over the old design, the real surprises come from the drivetrain. According to Jeep, the 2011 Compass will be able to kick out up to ...

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    Rumormill: 2011 Jeep Compass to get big price increase, Trail Rated model
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    Thanks to the efforts of some wily spy shooters, we've already peered upon the vastly improved styling of the redesigned 2011 Jeep Compass. If a report from the usually well-informed Allpar.com is correct, it would seem Jeep will be positioning its 2011 Compass a few rungs up the ladder than the platform-sharing Patriot. If reports are correct, buyers ...

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    Spy Shots: 2011 Jeep Compass sharpens up
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    Based on what we saw in a few reader-snapped spy shots, the Jeep Compass is getting a much-needed makeover for the 2011 model year. This latest set of spy photos shows the new changes clear as day, and while the Compass' shape hasn't been altered (that odd C-pillar door handle is still intact), the completely revised front end is immediately more ...

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    Reader Spy: More revealing 2011 Jeep Compass shots come to light
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    The lone spy photo of the 2011 Jeep Compass that was sent in by an astute Autoblog reader did nothing if not leave us wanting for more. Fortunately, more is just what we've been granted today by another eagle-eyed shooter who wishes to remain anonymous. Again, we can see a nicely restyled front fascia that brings Jeep's entry-level nameplate more in ...

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    Reader Spy: 2011 Jeep Compass spotted undisguised [UPDATE]
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    We've known that a refreshed Jeep Compass is on the horizon for the 2011 model year, and we've even seen a few heavily camouflaged spy shots of prototypes running around. That said, we haven't been able to judge the scope of the redesign until reader Adam M. sent in this snapshot of a flotilla of undisguised testers. Even with the grainy quality of this ...

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    Chrysler recalls nearly 35,000 vehicles for sticking accelator pedals
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    After one month of investigation, Chrysler has decided to initiate a voluntary recall of 34,631 Dodge Caliber and 90 Jeep Compass vehicles from the 2007 model year in order to address a potential issue with sticking gas pedals. While the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration has been investigating the problem for over a month, Chrysler ...

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    Future Chrysler production plans reportedly leaked
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    Chrysler, now led by Sergio Marchionne and the rest of the management crew brought in by Italian automaker Fiat, has big plans in place that will replace just about every single vehicle the American automaker currently offers. Judging from the purported list of new vehicle launches secured by the Mopar fanatics at Allpar, it would seem that new Chrysler, ...

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    Report: C-EVO-based Jeep on the way
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    Three months ago, Chrysler – under the control of Italian automaker Fiat after going through bankruptcy proceedings in the United States – unveiled a sweeping five-year business plan that would either replace or comprehensively rework every single product in the Pentastar's lineup. Included amongst the casualties will be the Jeep Patriot and ...

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    Jeep Patriot and Compass being replaced by models from Fiat... Panda, here we come!
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    It comes as little surprise that Jeep is looking beyond its current Patriot and Compass models, which have, to put it mildly, underperformed in the burgeoning compact CUV market. While the two concepts had lots of potential, the actual production ComPatriot twins were deemed uncompetitive with class leaders right when they were launched. As such, the ...

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    New for Chrysler in 2010: Not much
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    Chrysler's in a tough spot right now. The beleaguered automaker survived the Daimler fiasco only to be picked up by an indifferent Cerberus team before ultimately ending up in bankruptcy court. Chrysler came out of those proceedings with a new dance partner in Fiat, and while the new company has a healthier balance sheet, a lack of funding has left the ...

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