Dodge cars.

#1
Looking at getting a new chariot for the Beer family. Been looking around for a while now but not found anything that fits the bill (well, within my price range anyway). I found quite a few Dodge Calibers and Journeys on Autotrader and they seem good value for money. I've had a quick spin in a Journey (5 minutes or so) and liked it. But it was a brand new one so it will seem good compared to my 12 year old shit mobile.

Anyway, has anyone had or owned a Dodge for any length of time? What where they like in the long term. Most car magazine reviews I've read slate them but owners reviews are mixed.

Thanks in advance.
 
#2
Not sure a dodgem is going to work on the road though... no electrickery.

What about a 1.2 nova with a sparkler taped to the aerial?
 
#4
Just waiting for the servers to re-boot... for about the 15th time.
 
#5
A phrase involving a bargepole comes to mind...
 
#8
Just remember that both vehicles are now built in Venezuela so one has to question the build quality. Also the Dodge Journey is known as the Fiat Freemont here in France and its predecessor was the infamous Fiat Multipla that had numerous electrical problems including immobilisers that would activate without warning whilst driving down the road.
 
#11
We've had a Dodge Journey as a family car for about a year now. Well worth the money although recommend you do what we did which is to pay the extra and get the R/T version with the 3.6 V6 engine. Anything else seems underpowered with 2 adults and 3 kids. The bigger engine helps a great deal on trips over a couple of hours and is not that thirsty. We go over to the Okanagan fairly regularly and the R/T handles highway 1 and highway 3 in the Rockies without any hassles. The only beef I have with it is the gearbox. When you shift from auto into manual it pops you back to first gear which is a real pain. It would be much better if Dodge set the gearbox up so you shifted into the current gear.

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#13
Just remember that both vehicles are now built in Venezuela so one has to question the build quality. Also the Dodge Journey is known as the Fiat Freemont here in France and its predecessor was the infamous Fiat Multipla that had numerous electrical problems including immobilisers that would activate without warning whilst driving down the road.
Well apart from the fact that they are built in Mexico ! And the Fiat Freemont is a Fiat Freemont and not a Dodge Journey as they are different and WTF does the fact that the Fiat Multipla was shit got to do with anything? ( A lot like saying the mark 1 Mini was a rust bucket so the new BMW mini will also be a rust bucket)

Apart from that your post was spot on ?

Just done 2300 km this week in a 3.6 V6 Freemont and it's the dogs dangly bits.
 
#14
Dodge cars?
It's what I do every day on my Ducati.

Having said all that, if I had the cash I'd get a Charger or a Challenger.
 

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#15
Dodge cars?
It's what I do every day on my Ducati.

Having said all that, if I had the cash I'd get a Charger or a Challenger.
No bloody Ducati would get in your way if you were driving one of them. Poor fuel economy though.
 
#17
Well the SRT-8 does 23mpg (US), which is 27-28 UK mpg. For a 6.1L V8, I'd say that wasn't too shabby. For comparison, the Rover V8 had less than half the power, and did about 10-12 mpg in a LR Disco (comparable weight).
Also the cost of servicing is more expensive for the Buick / Rover V8...a set of rings cost as much as Chevy pistons & rings
 
#18
I had a Dodge Avenger SXT 2 litre diesel as my last motor - it had the VW engine, and ran like a dream - fuel economy up in the 50's and looked the business (although it sounded like a taxi).

Yes, it was built to American standards, so cheap plastics and leather, but it was a solid enough bit of kit, cheap as chips to buy, with a massive boot and a stereo and amp that Spinal Tap would have been happy with.
 

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#19
I had a Dodge Avenger SXT 2 litre diesel as my last motor - it had the VW engine, and ran like a dream - fuel economy up in the 50's and looked the business (although it sounded like a taxi).

Yes, it was built to American standards, so cheap plastics and leather, but it was a solid enough bit of kit, cheap as chips to buy, with a massive boot and a stereo and amp that Spinal Tap would have been happy with.
Must be good then!
 

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