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1996 Dodge Avenger Coupe

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This car was a life saver
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By Janet
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1996 Dodge Avenger Coupe ES 2dr Coupe


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Bought a '96 Avenger ES with 104K for my 17 yo son. The most important thing I can say about this car is that it was substantial and well built enough to save his life in a bad front end collision. Both airbags deployed and the car was totaled, but he walked away without a scratch. He is crushed about losing this car-his first and like a friend to him. Well designed inside and out--I found it comfortable to drive and am 50 yo with a young one in a carseat--easiest 2 door to get child in and out of carseat I have ever used- loved the way the front seats slid forward automatically. Quality for this American made car is exceptional and ergonomic. Handled well, fun to drive, no major problems.


Favorite Features

Sliding front seat design, comfortable seats, roomy, quality interior for its class, stylish, sporty design, solid built and saved him in an accident, ABS brakes, good fuel economy for 6 cyl sporty car--glad to see they're coming back!


Suggested Improvements

Factory CD player died, tires very expensive to replace, low front profile- easy to hit front bumper while parking


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KING OF '96
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By WDunn2807
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1996 Dodge Avenger Coupe ES 2dr Coupe


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This car is my baby. My real only problem is the engine went out. Something in the cam and instead of finding the problem just had it replaced. That was a hefty $1400. And there really isn't much wrong with this car. If you want proof go and drive another car that is a '96. There you go thats all you need. For a 1996 car this thing owns the road.


Favorite Features

Sunroof, exterior, aerodynamics of the car, the whole car is fantastic. I would recomend this thing to anyone.


Suggested Improvements

Change the 2007 Avenger to look like the others not a truck/car thing that every dealer is making


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This car is soo Reliable
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By Lady K
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1996 Dodge Avenger Coupe ES 2dr Coupe


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This is my first car and suppose to get me through college. 140000 miles and counting. Overall the car works mostly all of the time, only normal general maintenance is required ( tune ups, oil changes, etc..) Never really had any big expensive problems with it and Ive had it almost 6 years. Love It !!


Favorite Features

The handling, reliabilty, performance


Suggested Improvements

Interior Quality (Doesnt matter they discontinued the Avenger)


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Finally Rid of this Lemon
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By Nellie03
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1996 Dodge Avenger Coupe ES 2dr Coupe


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I can't imagine owning another Dodge. The transmission went out as soon as the warranty did. I've gone through more ball joints and wheel bearings than gallons of gas it seems! Wiper fluid pump went out at 100,000. Exhaust leaked at 75K. Power Locks went out. Nothing but trouble, but is that really a surpise coming from Dodge? If it's not a Hemi, it's junk...


Favorite Features

After-market audio system I installed and the handling when it was newer.


Suggested Improvements

Already done... model terminated.


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Take it to the Junk Yard
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By JO
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1996 Dodge Avenger Coupe ES 2dr Coupe


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Bought the car new, hated it within 2 years, I finally had enough after 9.5 years and only 70,000 miles. Repalced tranny after 3 years and 30,000, it is going again. O2 sensor light on constantly for past 4 years, replaced virtualy every sensor including $600 part of manifold. Pieces of the door panel starting breaking off 2 years ago. Struts, ball joints and bushings gone at 50,000. Rack and Pinion gone at 60,000. Final straw, the control arm snapped, droping the car, mechanic suggested getting rid of car quickly, it is literally rotting away.


Favorite Features

Body style and "Sold" sign on it


Suggested Improvements

The best thing Dodge did was stop making the car.


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