Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Jeep Compass 4x4?
The Jeep Compass is the most road-biased Jeep the company has built, so check for the sort of damage that is typical of in-town use. Look for kerb damage to alloy wheels because refurbishment costs soon add up. Bumpers might be scuffed since parking sensors were an option, even on Limited specification.
There is a chance that the previous owner may have taken their Compass off road. While it will have a been designed for some excursions into the wilderness, have a look underneath the car for any odd dents, check that the exhaust hasn’t been knocked off its hangers and that the undercarriage isn’t caked in mud. If dirt is left there, it can trap water and lead to rust.