Posted by mike on 2006/11/20 9:18:03 (1100) reads
We ran across a very interesting review of the Jeep Compass - we can't tell if the reviewer really likes the Compass or not, or if he is just trying to get his point across: Jeep is producing the Compass to make money and ignoring the critics...
I call the Compass "Jeep Lite" - an economy wagon, available with front-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive, cosmetically endowed with Jeep's traditional seven-slot grille and Jeep badges, but little else that would make a real Jeep lover, one of those people who find spiritual renewal in driving over rocks and fording streams, want to buy.
That is not necessarily a bad thing. It's all a matter of perspective, which gets us back to the business of giving necessity a kind face.
DaimlerChrysler's Jeep group is in business to make money more than it is to make classic rough-riding models, such as the Jeep Wrangler.
But rising fuel prices, the trenchant nastiness of the anti-SUV crowd and the preference of American consumers for form over function have all combined to hurt sales of traditional Jeeps.
Check out the entire review.
The comments are owned by the poster.
We aren't responsible for their content.
You must login or register to post a comment.