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the jury is still out
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By A.Green
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2008 Dodge Avenger Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought this car with 14,000 miles on it 8 months ago.It has ample power and plenty of interior space.It has more than it's share of blind spots and a rather cheesy interior. I like the sound system and smooth ride.But....without warning at 20,000 miles,when attempting to put the automatic transmission in gear one night after start up it would not budge.I tried everything suggested in the owners to no avail.Ended up getting towed to a dodge dealership where they somehow managed to unlock the shifter.They claimed to have replaced the shifter because it was broken which was an obvious lie.I have since learned that this "locking" shifter is a common Chrysler problem yet no recall is issued.


Best Features

roomy interior


Worst Features

forget about the glove compartment chiller because it a joke.


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impressed
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By armympof1
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2008 Dodge Avenger Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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i bought this car back in sept 2007 never was a big chrysler fan but test drove it and loved it.. i admit the 4cyl was not to my liking so drove the 6cyl 2.7 flexfuel and fell in love. have had a few minor things wrong but all new models usually do.. plus with the lifetime powertrain warranty dont have to much worrys. as far as the flexfuel i get less mileage but more horsepower than with the 87 octain where as with that i get better mileage but less horsepower. so those of you who are car shopping i recommend this vehicle. no complaints here....


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sunroof, heated seats, remote start especially in the winter time, flexfuel.


Worst Features

little more horsepower


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Decided to buy American
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By Mark Gonzalez
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2008 Dodge Avenger Sedan R/T 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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I owned a Toyota Corolla for the past 7 years and decided to buy American. Thought I'd go with a mini Charger muscle car and purchased the Avenger R/T. Goes like stink but the payoff is frequent stops at the pump. 6 speed auto stick should have been better engineered with a 5 speed. The interior comfort could be better as well as the quality and construction of materials, read cheap. Lots of great features though. Awesome sound system, creature comforts galore, powerful engine and lots of compliments from casual observers. Chrysler has something here, if they would just finish it off with a better interior grade of materials. Fun to drive. I'd give it an 8.


Best Features

Great form. Sweet engine, sound system & creature comforts. Auto stick is the only way to play.


Worst Features

Interior materials. Invest in quality plastic. Stay away from hard textures. Transmission plays guessing game during spirited driving.


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Would not recomend
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By Avenger
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2008 Dodge Avenger Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Poor gas millage, poor interior design, poor performance. It feels very heavy for I4 engine. Very poor handling around the corners. Seats are hard. Not comfy. door packets are so small you can not even put an envelope. Steering soft but wobbly like Lincoln towncar. 0 to 60 forever. Only good thing is the slick look, other than that no comparison


Best Features

Exterior look and after you reach the highway speeds smooth ride.


Worst Features

Gas mileage, interior and handling and performance.


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Great car, looks and drives great.
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By AJ
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2008 Dodge Avenger Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I just logged 22K on my Avenger and haven't had any problems with it. I change my own oil, have the tires rotated and balanced and wash it every now and then. It really is a great car to drive, it doesn't have the power of the beefier 3.5L Avenger, but the 3.5l isn't getting the great gas mileage either. I consistently get about 27-29 Hwy/City per gallon. I can take a 5 hour trip (75MPH) and not have to stop for gas. The interior is a little "plastic", but it's functional and has the beverage chiller to boot! I did not opt for the sport package they offered, but I've seen others and it does add quite a bit of flair to exterior, it looks great as it sits though. Overall, it's a great car.


Best Features

Beverage cooler, Sirius and plenty of leg room for me. I'm six-foot one. Aux input for Ipod is cool and access to trunk via rear seats is also nice.


Worst Features

Blind spot in rear A-Pillar. It has Auto-down driver window, but not on passenger side and no Auto-window up on ither side. I'm referring to the window button, if you hold for 3 secs and let go, the window will keep rolling down. Would be nice to see that feature when rolling up the window.


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