I bought this car for my wife. I
decided on this car based soley on
looks, and the fact that every review
mentioned that the quality was much
better after 1999. It has been a
reliable car and has given me no major
problems, but I will not own another
one. After 40,000 miles, there are
numerous interior creaks and groans,
the interior light keep blowing, the
motor has developed a "tick" and the
transmission is shifting is very
style, wheels, stereo system.
They already changed these with the
new model, but the motor is terribly
under powered. Better and better
quality brakes, smoother transmission
with auto stick!
I bought my Avenger in the year 2000
brand new, it was sticker priced at
$22,740. what a ripoff....to find out
it's worth $8,500 now.....talk about a
let down...This car only looks nice,it
rides rough, is slow as hell, it is
too small, uncomfortable, every single
item on this car is pricy, special, or
hard to find....I most likely will not
buy a Dodge product in the
future,,,,service and parts absolutely
They already improved it, they stopped
making them...good work........
I HAVE NOTHING BAD TO SAY ABOUT MY
AVENGER...EXCEPT THAT I HAVE TO GET RID
OF IT DUE TO THE FACT I HAD ANOTHER
BABY. MY SEVEN YR OLD CAN CLIMB IN AND
OUT OF IT EASILY BUT IT'S LESS
CONVENIENT TO GET MY THREE MONTH OLD'S
CAR SEAT OUT OF IT. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE
THE CAR BUT I'M REALIZING THE SPORTY
FUN CAR MUST NOW TURN INTO A PRACTICAL
MINIVAN OR SOMETHING :(
THE POWER SUNROOF, CD PLAYER, LEATHER
SEATS THAT ARE SO COMFY...THE STYLING
AND HANDLING ARE EXCEPTIONAL!
I had a leased Olds Alero (2000) to
compare against -- and found that the
Olds felt more bouncy (had sport susp.
opt). The 17" wheels must help the ES.
The Avenger feels 'longer' and rides
more smoothly (nice), and is also more
quiet. Steering on winding rural roads
is a little different (less
sport 'tight') than the Olds but
comfortable nonetheless. Body noise
and fit are much better on the Avenger.
GM does nice things with the
technology (like using antilock
sensors to determine when your tire
pressure is low) but between the two I
pick the Avenger ES.
Pleasing lines, excellent braking
feel, great sound system.
little more hp? transmission shifts
could be 'cleaner' -- more sporty. I
believe they addressed this with the