Here’s the latest reader question – along with my reply!
Adam asks: I have the chance to get a pretty good deal on a low mileage 2016 Jeep Compass. I’m pretty sure there’s a reason for that. I’m wondering what you think that reason is.
My reply: The last-generation Compass (this model was thoroughly updated in 2017) is considered mediocre vs. rivals but isn’t a bad vehicle. Its deficits include a plasticky interior, an engine that hasn’t got an abundance of power (vs. the weight of the vehicle) and not-exactly-adroit handling. But it’s a very serviceable – and inexpensive – ride, with very decent all-weather capability. This latter accounts for it selling pretty well, despite its shortcomings.
The 2016 you’re looking at is also “priced right” because the current/updated Compass is a much nicer/more capable vehicle.
But – again – there is nothing wrong with the older Compass and if you get a great deal on one (and like the vehicle) there’s really no reason not to go for it. I’ve bought several vehicles for exactly these reasons – good deal/gets the job done.
If you’re similarly practicality minded, you will probably not be disappointed with this Jeep!
PS: All the usual caveats that apply to any used car purchase apply. Be sure you have the vehicle sussed out by a mechanic you trust before you commit to buying.
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A) I’m close to reaching my sky
Nothing can stop this dream that is so real
I know there is no fear, oh
B) If I do not stop trying
The emotion that moves me
It is the force of a hurricane
C) What is inside me is magical
Because everything can happen
And if I fall back, I go, I go and go back and go
D) And if there is no turning back
You have to risk everything
Under my feet there is no gravity, there are only wings
Nothing is forbidden
When a dream is real there are only wings
E) And I do not expect more than I feel
It is a challenge to face
Something wants to wake up
My destiny is so real
Repita B – change “trying” to “advance”
E) It’s real, there are only wings
With a bridge in my interior
It’s real, there are only wings
In a world in freedom
“Alas” – el tema principal de “Soy Luna.”