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400,000 MILES AND GOING STRONG
7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By David Smith
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2008 Dodge Avenger Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought this car for my daughter after she got divorced in 2013. The car already had 331,000 miles on it. I knew the owner so I had a complete history. Except for normal maintenance the only thing he had to do was a transmission solenoid because it was starting to leak. We have spent some money on it this year: i.e; shocks,struts, tie rods, wheel bearing, brakes, tires, an oil pan and the alternator finally went. Not bad for the mileage and certainly expected. The car gets 90,000 miles out of tires, drives great in the snow and on the highway, She has put over 70,000 miles on it in two years with my granddaughter in a car seat the whole way. It is the original motor and transmission. The 2.4 in 2008 went to a timing chain so no maintenance there. I work in a shop. I never see these for major repairs.
I agree with some people that the interior is a bit cheap looking. Dodge did major improvements on their interiors in 2010. The styling is very attractive on the exterior. Like a mini 08 Charger.
That being said I am a pragmatist. Dependability is more important to me. My lowest mileage car has 142,000 and we cover almost every make. It still is my favorite. At 404,000 miles the car shows no sign of slowing down and believe me, my daughter is not what you would call an easy driver.
My youngest son totaled his car. Guess what I'm looking for now?


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Great for the price and looks
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Aaron Davis
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2008 Dodge Avenger Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I have only had the car for a little over 2 months, but I really do love it considering I upgraded from a 2004 Dodge Neon SXT. But sadly enough my neon was smaller yet the avenger yields about the same gas mileage so that's a plus but odd enough my neon was faster than this lug of a car. 2.4L 4cyl engine just isn't enough to haul the weight of the car.. If I was buying this car i'd recommend getting the 2.7L or 3.5L. It doesn't have the performance I was expecting but I like the sleek performance look though and get compliments on it especially since mine has 17' Challenger rims on it. But it is a great family car I would say. Also nice that it has Sirius Radio and the cooler for 4 cans of soda which is pretty neat.


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Death Trap
2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By scle0501
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2008 Dodge Avenger Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I was in a severe accident and hurt very badly - not a single airbag went off. No recalls on the VIN, just a terribly unsafe vehicle.


Worst Features

improve on safety.


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nice car
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By jseve
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2008 Dodge Avenger Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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You :)Bought this car new and drive to 77000 miles.
The only problem was a radio replaced under warranty due to bad hard drive.
Other than that tires and brakes.
I'm 6'4" and had no trouble fitting in this car, I liked the heated stain resistant seats.
My current vehicle is a 2010 avenger R/T, 3.5 L.
This is a great car absolutely no problems,
finally had to put brakes on the front at 90,000 miles.
Both err r than tires and windshield wipers this car starts and drives like the day I took it off the lot new.


Best Features

Love the heated seats and the v-6 on my 2010. Loved the stain resistant seats on my 2008 set. Both of them handle great.


Worst Features

Dash plastic Scratches easily and could be higher quality.


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Awesome car.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By mbdude92
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2008 Dodge Avenger Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought this car as a Certified Pre-Owned about a year ago. This has been a fantastic car, I bought it with 61k miles on it and within a year I put 22k miles on it doing mostly highway commuting to college and and work and occasional shopping trips an hour away. Haven't had to do anything mechanically to the car other than the oil and filter change every three thousand miles. I have the 2.7l V6 SXT version.. gets average about 25 city/hwy.. do more highway driving and I'll get about 28. Highly recommend for someone who wants reliability, sport look, and a cheap price.


Best Features

cooler in the dash, aux input for my iphone, power seats, roomy, powerful engine


Worst Features

interior looks cheap and built together like legos.. my only real complaint.


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