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Don't Waste your money
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By Darla
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2009 Dodge Journey SE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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This is the worst car i have ever bought. After 20,000 miles i have had to replace the brakes. I took it into the dealership today because the check engine light came and I need to have the breaks done again. The seats stain like crazy. This is not a good car for little kids. My son spilled a soda in the seat and now it is stained and i can't get it out. I definitely don't recommend this car.


Worst Features

recall this car for the brakes and correct the interior seats


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Dodge Journey SXT AWD loaded
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By Jeff
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2009 Dodge Journey SXT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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I like this midsized SUV alot, Tows 3,500 lbs None of the others in its class are capable of towing at all not even recommended for a bicycle rack! I would have preferred a top chrome cross bar on the grill, I have rally raced it and won every time against all the usual rally cars - Suvs, I do not know why they offer a four cylinder engine in the SE model, anyone one who buys with the four and than complains about power and some of the lower priced trim do not have anyone to blame but themselves


Best Features

Everything


Worst Features

change the Grill, it does not look right without the top bar, Drop the 4 cyl SE, offer the V8 they have made available for the Jeep Grand Cherokee 2010 model which is the journey with some changes in exterior trim and a V8, I think the Six is plenty but there are some who would like the option


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By cowlover
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2009 Dodge Journey R/T 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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I got my dodge journey for valentine's days last year traded my 05 magnum sxt in low miles mint cond. to get this car and have nothing but issues. Tomorrow they are replacing lifters and other things on the engine to take care of my ticking noise. And in Dec I took it in for routine oil change and was told I had 80% left of brakes now 2200 miles and 3 months I have 10% left. I asked mgr what the heck? He said has not heard of any defect and just it is how I am driving but in the next sentence tells me that they revised the pads. So I asked what happened to my 70% he said tech must have read the pads wrong in dec. The mileage is bad also I am lucky if I get 13-miles per gallon .


Best Features

I love my bluetooth even though it had to be done a few times and love the seats rides ok for long driving. We do a lot of highway drives.


Worst Features

Mileage, Brakes, Engines double check before giving to us and we end up paying for it.


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By Thom179
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2009 Dodge Journey SXT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Most complaints seem to be about the brake system. I had to replace the brakes and rotors at 24,000 miles. The vehicle wants to "take-off" going down hills because of the 6th gear. I learned to use the shift lever, placing the transmission in a lower gear, to slow the car down and stay off the brakes. It's disturbing when the service rep tells you that the rotors are "throw-away". This is a good vehicle and I would buy another one in the future.


Best Features

Good looks. Decent gas mileage. Comfort.


Worst Features

Transmission that would automatically shift down when descending steep hills. Radio controls set higher up on the dash.


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Think twice before buying another dodge
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By CL
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2009 Dodge Journey R/T 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Bought this car in December 2008, went for a weekend in Moncton and got stuck on the highway came back in a towing truck we had the car for a month and the problem began. Went for a oil change, they told us that the tires need to be rotate what a joke they forgot to tied the last tire and we lost a tire on the road good thing we were not on the highway. After that then came another major problem we couldn't start the car sometime it start and sometime it didn't they change everything on it from the battery, computer, cable and the last one is that there is a leak of oil in the motor. No way there gonna sell me another Dodge I SHOULD HAVE READ THE REVIEW BEFORE BUYING


Best Features

The only good thing in this is that the comfort in it is good and the mileage on fuel is really good.


Worst Features

Just listen to the customers instead of laughing in there back when they leave.


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