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Do not buy this vehicle
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By jessicap
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2009 Dodge Journey SUV SXT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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I bought a 2009 Journey because it had everything I wanted in a vehicle. Turned out to be the worst vehivle I've ever owned. I bought it used in 12-2010 from my local Dodger dealership. Within 15 months, I've had all 4 valve stems replaced, new brakes and rotors and now my transmission died today (it's stuck in 2nd). The tires are also expensive to replace, costing around $1200 to replace all 4. When the valve stems starting going one at a time, the Dodge dealiship initially told me it was my problem and I'd have to pay for it. The first one went out 3 months after my purchase. next one, 6 months, then 9 months then the last one went out at 15 months after purchase. Not worth it!!!!


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disapointed in this vehical
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By jsteele1
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2009 Dodge Journey SUV SXT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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its too bad that this vehical isn't what was advertised to be. electrical systems are dangerous. even after the replacement of the electrical harness on the drivers side door, the modual for the power windows, locks, etc. melted yesterday. not just a small thing either. large areas of it on both sides were no longer recognizable. scorch marks on the "new" harnes as well as the insulation under it. the air bag alert light has continued to come on a number of times. the started modual had to be replaced. the air condition/ heating needed to replaced. 19" tires are special order and expensive. front wheel drive does not work effectively on my driveway. regret buying this vehical alot


Best Features

am satisfied with the cd/ stereo system being able to directly connect mp 3 player. plus power supplies. there is a lumbar adjustment for my husband and adjustable drivers seat. don't know if it good enough to make up for all of times it has been to the dealer ship.


Worst Features

i hope the newer versions of the vehical have made up for this years problems.


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brakes and tires, brakes and tires
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By michand
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2009 Dodge Journey SUV SXT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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I bought the first Journey our Dodge dealership had in stock. I was excited because I planned on starting a family and wanted the room and comfort. The Journey has served its purpose but not without costing me a fortune. I have had 3 sets of brakes and 2 sets of tires in 4 years. The tires for my Journey cost $1200-$1500 a set, brakes and rotors cost $500-$800. Also small things like a battery replacement was $250 and I broke the valve stem on the tire and it was $150. I loved the car but can't afford the costly maintenance. We just traded it in on a Honda, we lost the room but have many less headaches when it comes to the upkeep of a vehicle.


Best Features

The roomy interior and all of the compartments. There are 2 coolers in the back, 1 small on in the dash, sunglasses holder, compartments under the seats, and console. I liked the "family" vehicle but sporty look it provided.


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Disappointed
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By kingsolidsteve
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2009 Dodge Journey SUV SE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I got my Journey as a high school graduation present from my grandmother. It was a very nice gift, initially looked impressive, and was fun for awhile. That all gradually started to change. Since I have had it, it has had two recalls for safety issues, replaced brake pads that were defective, and wheel covers that had a weird discoloration (and still does). There is also an excessive amount of dust that accumulates on the dashboard, and some of the interior pieces are pretty flimsy and cheap. Acceleration is sometimes either too quick or too sluggish, and the gas mileage isn't up to par. This is disappointing, as I've always been a Dodge fan. I'm thinking of trading in my Journey next year.


Best Features

Plenty of interior space, stereo system.


Worst Features

Use better quality materials, make sure parts installed are not defective, add a bit more engine power.


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NEVER EVER BUY!
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By ccard3
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2009 Dodge Journey SUV SXT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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We have had our car for less then 2 years... We bought it in 2010 with less then 20,000 miles on it. In that time we have had to replace our brakes, Have our entire transmission rebuilt, our starter replaced, and now it wont start and the dealership does not know why. I am a stay at home mom and do not drive much at all, some days i do not even leave the house and this car is so un-reliable i can not even believe it! Its a 50/50 chance if the car will start or not, and if it does THEN i get my child ready and into the car, No point in getting him ready if we cant go anywhere. Cant wait to get rid of this car, Lemon, lemon, lemon!


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