I suggested to my family we take my Jeep. It was only a five hour drive. I was hoping they might agree. Well, I was out voted again. We rented a car instead, because my husband didn't want to put anymore miles on his older truck.
They day before we left he picked up the rental car, expecting to get a mid-sized sedan. Unfortunately, when he arrived to pick up the car there were only two vehicles left - a Jeep Compass and a Jeep Compass.
As we headed South on I-95 towards NC Beaches, my oldest complained the whole time. I will have to admit the Jeep Compass has very little leg room and is quite snug.
Complaints my son had...
...there was only one plug for the phones.
...no leg room.
...rough ride in the back seat.
The best was when he said, "Mom, we would have been better off in your Rubicon!" I can't wait for our next trip. I will remind him of the Compass. Maybe even threaten him with it, just so we can take my Rubicon.
My experience with the Compass...
(remember my heart will always be true to my Wrangler). I found the center console in a awkward position. It was too far back, not very comfortable to rest your arm.
My son was right, there was very little leg room, and it was a bumpy ride. I know you get the rough ride with the Wrangler, but you expect that. It's an enduring quality for a Wrangler.
I did like the open shelf above the glove box, but I found myself wanting to close the shelf. The Compass was a fine vehicle to rent. There was nothing remarkable about it, except for the seven slots. A good little car to get us from point A to point B.
Nothing will ever compare to my Jeep Wrangler. Nothing could ever live up to my Rubicon's standards. I am hoping this experience will make it easier to convince my family to take the Rubicon on our next trip.