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Worst new car ever!
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By T
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2009 Dodge Journey SUV SXT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Within the first few months the thing that squirts windshield wiper fluid broke (twice), the stick that holds up the hood broke (dangerous!), and both cover over the visor mirrors broke off. I need to replace a tire and it was extremely difficult to locate a Kumho. After 2 years I needed to replace all 4 tires at $250 apiece. And the brakes needed replacing. The stain resistant seats are not stain resistant. Still had 3 years left on my loan - took a loss and traded that sucky lemon in!


Best Features

hidden compartments


Worst Features

Better quality overall


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Hope the new ones are better than 09
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By tess
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2009 Dodge Journey SUV SXT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Needed to replace a tire and it was the biggest pain to find one. Needed all new tires after 2 years @ $250 apiece. The thing that squirts windshield wiper fluid out broke - twice. The stick that holds up the hood broke off right away. Both visor mirror covers broke off. Brakes needed replacing. All within 2 years! Crummiest new car experience ever.


Best Features

third row seat and hidden compartments


Worst Features

Needs better quality equipment!


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Family Truckster
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By Paul K
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2009 Dodge Journey SUV SXT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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This vehicle is by far the best in its class, and priced well for quality and performance it delivers. As many first set of brakes were replaced at 12K, but under warranty. Dealer adv that Dodge is making improvement to the brake pads soon. The V-6 with quick shift option is great. The national safety ratings are excellant. Only complaint city MPG could be better, but again my wife drives like she trying out for pole position in NASCAR. The under hidden storage, beverage (in dash), built in power converter, and recharging flash light, and rear doors that open 180 degrees are options you won't find in an import. Would by again..


Best Features

Optional seven passenger seating.


Worst Features

better city MPG average 17 / Hwy 24-26 3.5 V-6. But again wife is a lead foot.


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lemon of a car
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By Kiki
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2009 Dodge Journey SUV SXT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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One month after purchasing my 09 Journey, I was locked out in the extreme cold because the computer system went dead. I brought it back twice to be repaired. I noticed a rotten egg smell that I brought the car back for twice and was told there was nothing wrong. Then it leaked water through the roof, that was repaired. Now as I was driving 60 miles an hour on the highway, a very loud bang and then the speed immediately dropped down to 2 miles per hour and barely moving. I have been without a car for 2 days while they replace the ptu unit in the transmission. To say this car is a lemon is being nice.


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The best SUV nobody knows
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By Juan Marcos
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2009 Dodge Journey SUV SXT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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First time I saw the Journey was on the road. Chrysler was not advertising at the time and then early last year went on a trip and rented one. I was very impressed by the sure footed handling, styling and interior design. Then I bought one. I tow a medium sized boat so I got the 3.5L V6 AWD and the optional 19" tires with the sport suspension and trailer package. The handling is almost sport car like, towing the boat is very secure, love the convenience of the interior compartments, IPOD in the glove box and I get great millage on the highway. Compared to other crossover SUVs, the performance and looks is as good or better, and a much better value. This is to me, the best SUV nobody knows.


Best Features

IPOD in the glove box and controlled through the radio, phone blue tooth, storage compartment under right seat, lots of power for towing


Worst Features

Make the parking brake a hand brake, add an economy mode to the automatic climate control


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