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2009 Dodge Journey Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by dennis.pikulyk

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Reviewed: 2009 Dodge Journey

4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Why the 2009 Dodge Journey?

Interior styling

Cosmetically looks sleek & good

Interior styling

Cheap, cheap plastic everywhere. Visor mirror broke & fell off. Cooler compartment is hard to close.

Powertrain performance

1.4 L 4 cylinder engine is totally gutless & noisy. Not worth the savings in fuel mileage. Don't even try to pass a car/truck when going up a hill.

Handling

Handles well but make sure you get good all season tires. Tires that came with car were useless in snow-could not even get out of driveway with a few inches of snow/ice.

Tires

Cheap tires come with vehicle.

Why Not the 2009 Dodge Journey?

Other Features of the 2009 Dodge Journey

Reliability & durability

Not reliable- too many parts do not last . Too much plastic under hood which breaks down prematurely. Many parts should have been made of metal instead. Mechanics have told me that the Dodge Journey has ben made poorly & they do a lot of repairs on this model.

Past personal experience

I would not EVER,EVER recommend or buy a Journey or any Dodge product again.

Past personal experience

Engine lights, early repairs on suspension,brakes ,fan belts & drives with pulleys(plastic). Worst of all no aftermarket exhaust parts available. Needed to replace cracked resonator only.BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THE DEALER SAID I WOULD HAVE TO REPLACE THE COMPLETE EXHAUSE SYSTEM ( $1000 + ) BECAUSE IT ONLY COMES IN ONE PIECE. HAVE FUN IF YOU NEED A MUFFLER REPLACEMENT!!!!! $50 labour to change battery!!!!!! on top of battery price at dealer.

Dealer practices

I Stay away from my dealership because they don't much care about customer satisfaction, only are money grabbers. When they checked tire pressure, left ALL the valve covers off the tires-had to get new ones. Don't expect much sympathy here.

Conclusion

My description of the 2009 Dodge Jouney is 3 words- cheap,cheaper,cheapest.

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