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2009 Dodge Journey

2009 Dodge Journey

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3.8
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Very Reliable

by from on May 23, 2014

I purchased this vehicle used and have had no problems. It handled extremely well this past winter, always started with no problem, never got stuck in the snow. Very comfortable ride.....I consider th...
I purchased this vehicle used and have had no problems. It handled extremely well this past winter, always started with no problem, never got stuck in the snow. Very comfortable ride.....I consider this to be a good quality vehicle.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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A Journey well taken

by from Dallas, TX on August 25, 2009

I've had my Journey SXT for 12 months and I still can't find anything wrong with it! After having the opportunity to drive a couple of these as rentals while on business travel I became an ardent admi...
I've had my Journey SXT for 12 months and I still can't find anything wrong with it! After having the opportunity to drive a couple of these as rentals while on business travel I became an ardent admirer of the car. Mine has the V6 which has more than adequate power and an actual 19 mpg in the city and about 24 on the highway. I have driven the 4 cylinder versions and felt that they were under powered. That is why I chose the V6. The ride, handling, fit, trim and countless storage spaces stashed throughout the cabin will convince even the toughest critics. True, it is not an ultra-luxury-status-symbol-land-yatch, but for less than $27k it stands at the top of it comparable peers. The oprional remote start feature really comes in handy and the U-Connect Bluetooth cell phone option is one of the best I have experienced.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Nice looking car I bought it used

by from Red bank New Jersey on June 22, 2014

I search for two weeks in a lot car dealers, comparing cars and models and prices and this was the best I could find in Princeton New Jersey and happy with this car the color interior and exterior tha...
I search for two weeks in a lot car dealers, comparing cars and models and prices and this was the best I could find in Princeton New Jersey and happy with this car the color interior and exterior thanku cars.com.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Great for family

by from Brandon, MB Canada on April 24, 2009

My wife and i purchased our journey about 7 mths ago, and currently have 19000 kms. We really appreciate all the space we have as storage, for only 235hp it has sufficient passing power. the tranny is...
My wife and i purchased our journey about 7 mths ago, and currently have 19000 kms. We really appreciate all the space we have as storage, for only 235hp it has sufficient passing power. the tranny is alittle clunky and ride noise is alittle on the high side on vary windy days(45-55km/hrs). All in all we are vary happiy with the vehicle and recommend it to new families.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Nothing but problems!

by from Indianapolis, IN on January 20, 2016

I bought this car brand new with 3 miles on it in March of 2008. It was great for about 3 years then quickly started falling apart. I currently have 110, 000 miles on it (1/20/2016) and have had the b...
I bought this car brand new with 3 miles on it in March of 2008. It was great for about 3 years then quickly started falling apart. I currently have 110, 000 miles on it (1/20/2016) and have had the battery replaced 3 times, the starter replaced twice, brakes replaced 3 times and am currently on the 3rd set of tires. A new heater has also been replaced at $1,500. The battery is located under the driver's seat and is very inconvenient. The tires on my particular Journey are 19" tires. Those run around $1,400 for a set. Yes this car looks sharp on the outside but is a complete problem. It has also had electrical problems on top of everything else. I would rather drive a 25 year old car with rust all over it that is reliable than this thing! Please save your money and look elsewhere!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Great Value

by from Detroit on October 19, 2008

I purchased my new Journey three weeks ago. At first, I wasn't sure what to think. I bought it because it fit my budget. Although I really wanted a quality used luxury sedan for my family of five, I d...
I purchased my new Journey three weeks ago. At first, I wasn't sure what to think. I bought it because it fit my budget. Although I really wanted a quality used luxury sedan for my family of five, I decided to by new instead. Love the handling, the features, the roominess (looks tight, but feels big), and all the attention to detail in the engineering. Not my luxury car, but a good addition to the family that I enjoy driving.
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Does recommend this car

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New car is in the shop?

by from SC on September 12, 2009

I had my Dodge Journey 2 weeks before the check engine light came on and it was in the shop getting the catalytic converter replaced. I just don't expect to have these kinds of problems with a new car...
I had my Dodge Journey 2 weeks before the check engine light came on and it was in the shop getting the catalytic converter replaced. I just don't expect to have these kinds of problems with a new car. I have a feeling this will not be a last visit to the shop...
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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"The most techno car I've ever had"

by from WI on September 30, 2008

I went from a Z71 Tahoe to this Dodge r/t. It is no Tahoe. The main purpose for trading vehicles was for gas mileage and this car by no means live up to the gas mileage that the car said it would be. ...
I went from a Z71 Tahoe to this Dodge r/t. It is no Tahoe. The main purpose for trading vehicles was for gas mileage and this car by no means live up to the gas mileage that the car said it would be. I wish I would have kept the Tahoe. It does have some nice features for the money. I do consider myself somewhat inept at all this computer technology and if you are really into that this is the car for you.
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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Icredible!!!

by from Bs As Argentina on February 28, 2009

Absolutely Incredible!!! I have 4 children. This vehicle is the best solution about size, comfort, performance, safety, price, consumption.
Absolutely Incredible!!! I have 4 children. This vehicle is the best solution about size, comfort, performance, safety, price, consumption.
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The Journey Has Begun

by from Tupelo, MS on May 21, 2008

My wife and I needed more room, but loathed the minivan stigma. I was in the market for a crossover with a third row that could fit a couple of kids if needed. We had our hearts set on the Acadia, but...
My wife and I needed more room, but loathed the minivan stigma. I was in the market for a crossover with a third row that could fit a couple of kids if needed. We had our hearts set on the Acadia, but after a test drive realized it was too large for the misses, who was used to a Camry. The 2009 Dodge Journey had just came out, so we went by just to see how it stacked up. We were blown away and ordered one the next day. We have now owned ours a week and have logged over 1,00 miles including one road trip. The exterior is very sleek. I have the 19" wheels and roof rack, which make a huge difference. The high body line and taillights make the Journey appear taller than it is, which I like. Also noticable are the diamond headlights. The intierior is not the prettiest, but that's not what Dodge was going for. Functionality is key with the Journey. From built-in coolers to built-in booster seats, this vehicle is perfect for families and road trips. The 5+2 flexible seating third row actually has decent room, perfect for young children. Of course, when they are not needed, they fold flat leaving ample cargo room. For even more space, the 2nd row and front passanger seats also fold flat. The ride is very smooth, although you do have to really press the accelerator to see a response. I have experienced very little body roll and enjoy the raised seating position. All the above features were enough to buy, but my favorite is the MyGig stereo system. The MyGig is able to download music from cds and USBs and play them in the jukebox setting. You can also download pictures for the display. The MyGig is very intuitive and easy to use. Overall, we are very pleased with our Journey. On our fist road trip (around 600 miles) we averaged 24 mpg, which was surprisingly considering the sticker posted 23 hwy. It is exactly what we were looking for and we are now looking forward to many more Journies to come.
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