Dodge Journey Review from Mexico

2009 Dodge Journey SXT 2.3

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.3 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance1600 kilometres
Previous carDodge Neon

Summary:

In general it is a good family car

Faults:

Just once I forgot to turn off the radio, and I left the "KEY" in the accessory position, and after a lot of time, the battery didn't have enough charge to start the engine, and they passed me energy from other battery, using the additional terminals and it didn't work; the only way that it started was passing the battery directly to the battery terminals in a not accessible place in the bottom of the left splash guard.

When accelerating, it feels heavy, but when it has already got the speed, it has a good driving sensation and it doesn't use too much gas (2.5 engine).

If you usually don't have a big family, the 2.5 engine is enough, even though it is a little noisy when accelerating.

It has good brakes.

General Comments:

I like this car, but Dodge engineers should put another transmission with six speeds also with this 2.5 engine, and not only with the 3.5 engine.

Also it should be available the HID Xenon headlamps. I put in HID headlamps, and now I can see better when I drive in the night.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th February, 2010

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review