2009 Dodge Journey CRD/RT 2.0 TDI from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Does the job

Faults:

Central locking disabled on driver's door only, lock replaced. Cost £400 including fitting.

Other than that, nothing.

General Comments:

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

Summary:

Dodge needs to issue a recall and change the entire braking system

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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.

2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet 3.6 from North America

Summary:

I really love this vehicle

General Comments:

I just replaced my BMW 740iL with this Dodge Journey. It was a great move.

The Journey is easier to get and out of. It is just as fast. It is very quite. The seats are even more comfortable with more adjustment than my old BMW.

The 3.6 engine has lots of snap and pull. The six speed transmission is very smooth and fast acting. The fuel mileage is great for a vehicle this size. We average 19-20 mpg in Austin driving. On a long trip we average 25-26 with a high of 27.1 mpg.

The third row seats are for short hauls only, and then for kids. The other seats are comfortable for long drives, and have lots of adjustments, even the middle ones.

I have not regretted buying this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th January, 2012

2009 Dodge Journey Base 4 cylinder from North America

Summary:

Brake eater

Faults:

The engine in this crossover is small and under powered, but it works OK.

The major issues:

Brakes, brakes, brakes, and just to top it off, BRAKES!

Rear rotor drag happening. Afraid the back tires will burst into flames.

Tires are horrible. Worn out already at 30000 Miles.

General Comments:

This is last, final Dodge I'm ever going to own.

I had a Dodge Caravan at one time; that was a lemon, and I vowed then not to buy Dodge. But with a brain fart and an attitude that Dodge may have gotten better, I bought from them again.

Stupid mistake, this Journey eats up brakes and rotors every 10000 miles it seems. I bought it with 29000 miles on it, and it needed all new brakes, and now at 39000 miles it needs brakes again! And that includes the rear brakes.

Along with that, my REAR tires are shot. On a front wheel drive car. The only reason the front are not bad, is because the tires were changed before I purchased it.

How come American car makers can't get it right?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th January, 2012

26th Jan 2012, 21:13

Get a 4-wheel alignment, and make sure someone isn't riding the brakes like some annoying people do.