Great Car, Turns Heads
By Mark Silbernagel on
Vehicle2000 Dodge Avenger ES 2dr Coupe
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.
Best FeaturesPleasing lines, excellent braking feel, great sound system.
Worst Featureslittle more hp? transmission shifts could be 'cleaner' -- more sporty. I believe they addressed this with the Stratus.
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