It serves it's purpose
August 17, 2018
We have owned a 2012 Journey SE Plus (2.4L engine, 4 speed trans) for going on 5 years and put approx. 65,000 kms on it. We bought it a year old, with 60,000km's on it. (currently at 125,000kms)
Overall, I would say the car has performed as expected. We got it almost half price from new, only a year old based on higher mileage. We have kept up with all scheduled maintenance with a local mechanic. We have spent money on it, but most of that has been typical wear and tear. Tires, brakes, 1x wheel bearing, seized caliper once. It sounds like it may need some suspension work soon (squeek, squeek). Failures have been: Cracked wiring harness into tailgate ($450), broken seal between thermostat housing and block ($300), seized brake caliper ($300), USB jack does not work anymore. These are all things that should not go wrong with a car around 100,000-125,000 kms.
One door seal is starting to wear a bit. Starting to see some rust along the bottom of the rocker panels (despite being oiled). We live in northern area where road salt plays a factor.
Performance wise is serves it's purpose. Lots of room, comfortable interior, soft ride for family. It lacks power on highway, but I see that as the 4 speed trans. and not the engine. It does an admirable job.
For what we paid for it a year old, $15,500, it has served us well. If we can get another 4-5 years out of it with minor maintenance, we will be happy.