Since the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot are almost identical (Except for the Freedom Drive II Patriots) I wanted to see how many FDII Patriots are actually out there and what kind of Jeeps Everyone else has.
We both bought the cars pre-wedding (scheduled Aug. 08) which means two payment books with two different names on them... yet somehow I end up doing maintenance on all the vehicles.In our house, my wife drives "her" 2003 JGC, while letting me drive "our" 1998 XJ Cherokee
And what reasons would those be? (Aside from FDII and the Styling)as somebody mentioned in the other thread, you can't argue about people's tastes. in MY opinion they are not identical vehicles for many reasons but it seems like a few Compass owners are here crying out for some sort of acceptance from Patriot owners, when you don't need to. the only thing that matters is if YOU like YOUR truck. i personally don't like the looks of the Compass, and wanted the trail rated capability, so that's why i went with the Patriot, but that doesn't mean the Compass is a bad vehicle in any way.
I asked what the differences were ASIDE FROM THE STYLING & FDII.you mean besides the obvious HUGE difference in vehicle looks, the demographic the vehicle is marketed to, off road package availability & upgrades in the Pat only, and suspension differences???? well besides everything obvious to the naked eye, i guess not much...
yes, they've got the same guts (ie. engine, tranny, and chassis), nobody is disputing that fact, but you ask the uneducated laymen on the street if they would consider the 2 vehicles similar, let alone identical, and they would think you're crazy. we're not talking about the minor differences between a GMC Envoy and Chevy Trailblazer, but 2 vehicles that look almost nothing alike (outside of having the same general size and the Jeep badging).
look, i stand by my statement that the 2 vehicles are NOT identical twins, but fraternal twins (which somebody on the other thread agrees with, since i saw the same thing posted there). do you even know what fraternal twins are (and maybe the point is moot since we should say they're triplets, since the Caliber is just as closely related to the Pat & Compass)?
Sorry how exactly was I "crying out for acceptance from Pat owners"???i am not touchy that you would like to think your Compass is identical to my Pat, i am just curious why you are crying out for acceptance from Pat owners. you're 100% correct that they are identical, except for all their differences.