I bought my 2010 Journey used in 2015 with 45,000 miles. My 1 st problem was buying it from a shady dealer, which I didn't know at the time. Dealer had it more the 1st month than I did. I noticed after driving it a day, the gas gauge wasn't working. Then after I got it back, the rotors were bad. After a year, I had to get a new key...which was $265 at the dealership. I've had to have the oil pan replaced. Water keeps leaking IN my car on my passenger side because the smallest of debris gets down in my a.c. hose and plugs it. It fried my relay switch and a leak in my coolant reservoir had a leak. Now, I have a pin hole in my motor which causes my antifreeze to leak and overheat. (At least, this is my understanding of my newest issue) Needless to say, I'm getting rid of it. If it weren't for all the problems, I'd LOVE this car! I go to greyhound events with my 2 large greys and it's perfect. I even fit 2 kayaks in it. And it hauls my 27' camper.
2010 Dodge Journey SUV SXT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Let me tell you first what I loved about my Journey. The car was spacious. It was great for travelling with my daughter and her softball gear for games, adding teammates when there were distant away games. It was a comfortable drive. It had a killer sound system which is always good when you have teenagers. What I didn't like started about 4 months after I purchased my 2010 Journey used in March of 2013. I had to have my vehicle towed in because it would not start. It would not click, not turn, nothing. They get it there and it starts right up. They run a diagnostic on it just to check and found that the security system had been triggered within the ignition which is what caused it to not start. They reset the code and I picked it up. 2 months later, it was back in the shop. This time for brakes, pads and rotors for front and back. When I purchased the vehicle, it had about 43,000 miles on. I had put maybe 6000 miles on it at this point. About 15 months later, approximately 14000 miles, I was again replacing pads and rotors. I found out I also had a very shady dealership who was trying to replace things that didn't need replacing. The brakes on this vehicle are CRAP! There is no need to have to replace brakes this often. Also, it is UNHEARD of to have a battery that is inaccessible like this one!! And now the kicker. I am having transmission issues. It is slipping and of course I can't check transmission fluid because there is NO DIPSTICK!!!! Why can I know check routine maintenance on my own without taking to a dealer to have them tell me yes fluid is low???? I will NEVER buy another Dodge again..... EVER!!!
Well I bough car used 42,00 miles ran well till it got to 100,00. in 2 months replaced brakes, 02 sensor ,coolant reservoir, fuel pump, several hoses felt like car knew when I got paid. Mechanic told me I needed muffler and I knew it was time to go after 2,500.00 in repairs. Got a new 2017 Nissan Rogue and bank paid off last 5,100.00 owed. Great ride but she was a money pit and grateful I got rid of her , I was scared to drive her. plenty of room. loved her but had to leave her alone.