So far so good, really like all the features for a cheap vehicle!
Nothing yet!! Only got it 3 1/2 weeks ago!
I know it's just new, but no issues yet. Just me getting used to the UConnect!!!
Others say how slow the 2.4 engine is. Seems fine to me.
Really like the door lock system. Just touch the outside handle and the door unlocks (that is if you have the FOB with you)! Same to unlock from the inside. Also a touch on the small button, and the front doors and all doors lock. A nice feature.
My wife really likes the dual zone air conditioning/heating system as she is always colder than me.
A lot of features for a cheap car!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
$21,000 Canadian (so about $16,000 in USD) + tax and lic.
3rd Feb 2016, 02:07
Original poster here - so far so good - over 10,000 Km (6,000 miles) one oil change and 2 minor recalls - a bolt to replace a clip and a dab of sealant on a ground! Just did a 2,300 Km trip to Florida from Ontario Canada - drove and rode well (three adults and packed to the roof).
19th Jun 2016, 18:49
Well 18,250 km (or about or approx. 11,350 miles) and first warranty work. Wheel sensor as the ABS, cruise and stability control all quit working. So still pleased!!
2009 Dodge Journey CRD/RT 2.0 TDI from UK and Ireland
Does the job
Central locking disabled on driver's door only, lock replaced. Cost £400 including fitting.
Other than that, nothing.
The Volkswagen 2.0 turbo diesel engine makes 138 BHP, which is more powerful than it sounds in real world driving. It's a noisy engine and can get very wearing on long trips, especially high speed motorway. If it had a V6 diesel it would have been a Mercedes beater, which is a shame because there is acres of space inside, and it's great for kids, which is why we bought it. The auto box is eccentric; it works well enough, but is geared too low, so in town driving and crawling in traffic, it throws you around with its clunking, but you get used to driving it 'on the throttle' and compensate for the snatching.
Overall it's done us proud; it handles long distance work well enough apart from the aforementioned diesel thrumming. It's reasonably economical, 32 MPG at a steady 90mph is possible, and around 22 constant town driving.
I shall probably run it into the ground, as it cost £23K to buy brand new, and I always like to get my money's worth out of a car.
Servicing costs about £200 a year, which is great. And the Kumho tyres have lasted until 40000 miles, so can't complain.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 7th November, 2014
2010 Dodge Journey SXT 3.5L from North America
Dodge needs to issue a recall and change the entire braking system
The braking system is not big enough for this vehicle. I have replaced the pads and rotors 3 times.
The tires are wearing unevenly, due to the fact that it will not stay aligned.
It is not worth the money that is still owed on it, due to the fact that I am having to buy pads and rotors every 10-15,000 miles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th June, 2012
11th Jun 2012, 07:01
Suspension issues - probably due crappy bushings used by Dodge. Look for aftermarket. Get your independent mechanic to install them. Don't go to Dodge, because they'll use the same crappy unreliable ones, as well as the pads and rotors.
Your Journey has a warranty for a reason, so Dodge can find and repair misc items under warranty and bill Dodge headquarters.
If you listen to Service Advisors, you're gonna go mad, because their job is to keep the business coming, offer you a rental and coffee. As a consumer, that's no good.
11th Mar 2015, 17:43
Definitely buy pads and rotors off eBay (read on forums about available quality brands) and have them fitted at a local garage for much cheaper. Some car makers put on pads that wear out quickly so you have to buy them more often.
21st Jul 2016, 02:01
Most people think 'aftermarket' parts mean Performance parts. They could not be more wrong. Aftermarket parts fall into three categories, and this is true for most cars on the market, except perhaps for luxury brands such as Ferrari or Rolls Royce.
When you search 'aftermarket' parts off eBay or any car parts site out there, you will find the regular replacement parts which can be of equal or even better quality than the parts sold at the main dealer, then you find performance parts, then cheap replacement parts. No one is forced to buy the original parts from the main dealer, no matter what the brand is. For European, American and Japanese/Korean cars, there are tons of aftermarket parts such as brakes, cooling system, timing belt kits, air conditioning system components, bearings, suspension components, and the list goes on. Almost always, a regular replacement aftermarket part is cheaper or even much cheaper than the equivalent part sold at the main dealer. Just check the forums for your specific vehicle to find out which aftermarket part brands are good to purchase and save thousands of dollars.
Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 12 reviews