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2009 Dodge Journey Consumer Reviews

3.8
Average based on 48 reviews
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Good car for the money

by from Michigan on August 8, 2011

Great car so far. My only complaint is that it's not very comfortable to drive. I'm on the shorter side (5'1) and it's difficult finding a comfortable seat position. Other than that, I like it.
Great car so far. My only complaint is that it's not very comfortable to drive. I'm on the shorter side (5'1) and it's difficult finding a comfortable seat position. Other than that, I like it.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Randomly does not start

by from NJ on September 10, 2013

I have a 2009 SE and have owned this car since 2010 when it was purchased with 36,000 mi. it was very reliable for the first 2 years but for the last 6 months it is falling apart. Most notably and fru...
I have a 2009 SE and have owned this car since 2010 when it was purchased with 36,000 mi. it was very reliable for the first 2 years but for the last 6 months it is falling apart. Most notably and frustratingly it randomly does not start. the battery has been replaced (100.00) the starter (500.00) the ignition (350.00) the TPM($1200.00) and the alternator (625.000) the problem persists. The car will be functioning fine but randomly will not crack or turn over. power and mechanical systems appear fine but it won't start. The dealer cannot diagnose the problem. I just spent over a thousand dollars on the TPM because this was his best guess and two weeks later I was stuck for 2 hours before it would start. after a time it starts right up like it never had a problem. Dodge denies there is an issue but there are websites devoted to this specific concern. (type " my journey won't start" into any search engine and see what I mean") this car is a total lemon and now I have a 4 year old car that is so unreliable I don't want my wife to drive it around with the kids in it.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not 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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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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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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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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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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Great Vehicle for the $$$

by from Ankeny, Iowa on March 13, 2009

This is a great vehicle for anyone looking for a good value. Performance is good and it looks good too. If you are looking to replace your minivan this is a great option if you can't spend $35000 like...
This is a great vehicle for anyone looking for a good value. Performance is good and it looks good too. If you are looking to replace your minivan this is a great option if you can't spend $35000 like me. Looked at allot of other vehicles but for the $$ this one could not be beat. The incentives, rebates & 0% financing being offered were better than any other dealership. Features were good even in the SXT model. Transmission can be a bit sluggish but nothing that takes away from overall performance. If you need 7 passenger seating & want to spend less than $25000, this is the car for you.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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No room for coffee

by from Birmingham, AL on June 12, 2008

I like most of the styling except these two important things: The cupholders in front are so squished between the dash and the console, you can't use them for coffee. I have the two row seating design...
I like most of the styling except these two important things: The cupholders in front are so squished between the dash and the console, you can't use them for coffee. I have the two row seating design and whoa be unto anyone that drops something between the back seat and the cargo space. It's lost forever. The drive is kindof weird, it hesitates before acceleration, the transmission is leaking and there is a crunchy sound when I turn left. Once you are on the highway and cruising, it is very nice and smooth, not too much noise either.
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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I HATE THIS CAR

by from Detroit, MI on September 25, 2013

I bought the car brand new in 2009. Within the first year, less than 15,000 miles I was told I needed new front brakes. When I questioned how is that possible I was told it's probably your driving sty...
I bought the car brand new in 2009. Within the first year, less than 15,000 miles I was told I needed new front brakes. When I questioned how is that possible I was told it's probably your driving style. I contacted the corporate office and was given the same answer. Two months after paying for brakes the company issued a recall. Fastforward to 2012...my car overheated as I was driving home from work on a 6 lane highway. At that time I was told my water pump malfunctioned. 3 months later the check engine light comes on & I'm told I need a coolant reservoir $200. Two weeks later it overheats again. Now I'm told the reservoir was never the issue. Yesterday the engine light comes on again. Now I'm told over $2500 worth of repairs are needed. I will be picking up my new Buick lacrosse tomorrow!!! Don't buy this car unless it's a life or death situation!!!!!!!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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