I love the car. The way it handles and drives gives me far more joy and more than makes up for the irritating bits.
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Hello Jeepers, I’m about to complete 2 years next month with my Limited Plus 4X2, diesel MT Compass. It’s been a solid ride so far. I’ve done just a a little above 25k km and so far it’s served me very well in my many drives to the mountains and short daily commutes in Gurgaon.
However, I’ll mention certain peculiar issues that have irritated me over the years:
- Puncture prone Bridgestone Dueler 18 inch Tyres – every once in a while I notice a new puncture, sometimes two. So far I’ve gotten 2-3 mushroom punctures in one tyre and post that even got it patched from inside. Other tyres have mostly survived on regular puncture fixes. Post that it’s worked well so far. Touchwood. However there has been uneven wear in front and rear tyres, mostly my bad as I didn’t get them rotated in time. Hoping to get another 15k mileage from them as the 18 inchers are incredibly expensive.
- Parcel Tray – my 2020 model’s parcel tray dropped from the hooks, every time I would open the boot. It’s the most irritating thing I’ve every faced and it happening in a 20 lakh plus car is shocking. The dealership I got it from was kind enough to replace it on the day of delivery with another new Compass that was in the showroom, however it didn’t work, the parcel tray still dropped every time. After living with this nuisance for over a year, the dealership guys replaced the parcel tray rope with a new one from the 2021 compass they had as a demo car. Since then it’s worked like it should, thankfully.
- Flimsy plastics – while the plastic quality is great almost everywhere, the horn cover at the back of the steering, so irritatingly flimsy, as is the cover on the right side of the driver’s seat – it covers the seat adjustment buttons. The hook has broken and the cover has been hanging for a few months, planning to get it fixed when I go for my annual service.
- Delay in AC – it takes a good few seconds for the AC to get going after you start the car and get moving, and on a hot NCR afternoon, it’s the last thing you need. Never experience this in my earlier cars.
- Audio System at higher volumes – the sound quality is best when kept at mid levels, the higher you go with the volume the way that bass flattens is dismal – not befitting an expensive car like this one.
- I know this is nitpicking, but these tiny issues happening everyday can become irritating over time.
Having said all this, I love the car. The way it handles and drives gives me far more joy and more than makes up for the irritating bits. I get a chance to take it on the highways leading to the mountains, every few months and I grab it with both hands. Just love how it drives on curvy roads, like a hatchback and how it accelerates on the highway.
Only one question for the Jeepers community – my 2nd annual / 30k km service is due in December. Is Landmark, Gurgaon a good one and trusted? I’m only scared of the unnecessary costs that typical service centers con you into paying. So far I’ve gotten it serviced only in Himachal and it’s been great, however this time I might not be able to travel there.
Here’s what BHPian hs_maverick had to say on the matter:
Glad to know that you are enjoying the beast. I too own a MT diesel and agree with you that there are a lot of things to complain but once you hit the highway/mountains everything feels perfect.
I have been regularly getting my car serviced at Gurgaon center. I am satisfied with it the Gurgaon SC is the best among other options. Service costs, however in general have increased everywhere. Stick to the owners manual and don’t fall to their money making traps.
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