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Dodge Avenger Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission
  • Horse Power 163 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

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  • What's New for 1996

    Dodge's sporty coupe gets a panic mode for the remote keyless entry system and a HomeLink transmitter that will open your garage door. ES…

 
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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (15 total reviews)


Nice looking but a little

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Vehicle: 1995 Dodge Avenger

I purchased this vehicle in October and have since driven 5000 km. Before we get into the problems I've had with this car, it is important to understand that I paid $300 for it and it had been sitting for awhile. Service records were non-existent. Problems so far: Brake pads and rotors (normal wear and tear) New Tires, ones on the car were bald. oil change spark plugs, distributor cap, rotor (all have to be replaced every 100,000km. Mine appeared to be original. Wheel hub bearings So far the car hasn't given me any unexpected trouble, save for a broken door handle (cheapest door handle ever). Parts are cheap, except tires which are ridiculous. Snow tires and winter rims cost $1200.




Amazing car for me

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Vehicle: 1995 Dodge Avenger

I got this car oct 9 2008 and sadly wrecked it a month later all my fault though. In the short time though I drove the car over 5000 miles. I loved it. When I got it it had over 199k miles on it and the motor was still strong.




Much better than expected

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Vehicle: 1995 Dodge Avenger

Not really a Dodge, but a lengthened Mitsubishi Eclipse. Bought as a well used temporary ride. Keep it for its good looks, reasonable trunk space and rear seating room. Also for its nimble handling. The 2.5 V6 has more power hidden in the higher rpm range and can be found by manually shifting the poorly-suited automatic transmission. Fuel mileage can be 30+ on the highway on overdrive at 65 mph. Low ground clearance and roof line make parking curbs a danger to the soft nose and egress something of a chore. But on, particularly, back roads, the car is a fine grand tourer and a 5-speed would have transformed the car and increased its sales. In the main, an enjoyable ride worth owning.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

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  • 18
  • cty
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  • 25
  • highway
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Full 1996 Dodge Avenger Review

What's New for 1996

Dodge's sporty coupe gets a panic mode for the remote keyless entry system and a HomeLink transmitter that will open your garage door. ES models get new seat fabric, and three new colors are on the roster.

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antonk
antonk
02-17-2001
I have a 1996 Dodge Avenger which I bought here in Canada. As most of you know it was built by Mitsubishi, and it is one of the cars listed in the big recall. Do you think it will affect my car, since...


nicolasavenger
nicolasavenger
09-04-2006
Hi I own a 1996 Avenger ES 2.5L V6 with 275000 Kilometers on it (about 171000 Miles). Car has been great and I plan on keeping it for a while longer, but have a few questions that maybe someone can h...


avenger1972
avenger1972
12-22-2006
I have a 1996 Dodge Avenger that used to turn off every so often. I was not able to turn on the car till after waiting for 30 minutes. The last time I was driving the car and it turned off while I was...