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Would not recomend
By Avenger on 02/08/09 19:14 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Dodge Avenger SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

Review

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
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Great car, looks and drives great.
By AJ on 02/03/09 14:49 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

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.
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Love it
By James on 01/31/09 05:59 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Dodge Avenger SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

Review

We bought this avenger to travel. Using Amsoil synthetic oil we are running around 40 MPG. We love the car. Very nice sound system. Large trunk and tires larger than the competitors. Very nice design. I have been around performance cars and rebuild engines a very long time and this is a very nice car. Rated #1 in crash tests.
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I Love This Car!
By Al Stewart on 01/25/09 23:52 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Dodge Avenger SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

Review

I have a 2008 Avenger SE with the VVT 4 cylinder and it is a fun car. Yeah the more expensive foreign cars and the luxurious Ford Fusion have more for the buck in some areas but let someone who drives one be the critic. This carís engine and transmission is assisted by electronic computer main board like most new cars in this case the computer adjusts the engine and trans to your driving habits. I drive my Avenger on the Washington D.C. beltway where you have to get up and go. Well some folks have asked me if I had the six cylinders under the hood, my car is fun to drive, sporty, and the safest thing on the road
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Don't just buy for looks.
By Epr7339 on 01/10/09 15:36 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Dodge Avenger SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

Review

Alright so this car is not worth it. I have the 2.4 and it won't get out of its own way. The radio is not good if you like to turn it up and have some fun. Rear drum brakes no abs? Really in 2008? For my money you can get a more from other companies. Maybe the V6 loaded up is fun I'm sure but if you're in the market for the SE you are not going to be happy and have to look around and not just buy this car because you think it looks cool!
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Problem after Problem
By Anissa on 12/27/08 13:10 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Dodge Avenger R/T 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Review

I bought my vehicle in July of 2007 and a month later had to bring it in because I returned to the vehicle after leaving work and discovered the driver's side door hanging wide open. When I took it to the dealer I learned that there was a recall for the latches. During this year I have taken the car to the dealer five times and had three different recalls. Most recently the belly shield fell off the bottom of the vehicle. Now that it has been replaced the car is shaking, the heat is not working and the temperature gauge is running hot so it appears I will be at the dealer once again. I regret purchasing this vehicle and would not recommend this product to anyone.
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Driving the R/T
By Jeff on 12/21/08 22:24 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Dodge Avenger R/T 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Review

We have owned our AWD R/T for a couple of months, and we absolutely love it. The bold styling is refreshing. We had looked at Mazda 6 and Camry, but found the styling cues old. The performance is bang on for the driving we do, the autostick works great and with so many features and comforts we are anxious to find a reason to drive it. While it's a far cry from previous R/T's I have owned (70's), it's still an exciting car to drive in its own right. Quiet and well mannered day to day, it has great acceleration when prompted with a sweet exhaust note. The Nav system and MyGig is great, bells and whistles galore...Love it, my only problem is getting my wife to give it up
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Great budget car
By davect01 on 12/14/08 13:39 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

This car has help up great after one year. I was very hesitant buying an American car. My last vehicle was a Chevy S-10 that was a piece of crap. I swore I would never buy another American car again, until I rented the Dodge Avenger on a trip. Interior: Despite all of the reviews, the interior is very nice and has held up with no squeaks or creaks. There could be a little padding on the arm rest and center console, but otherwise very nice. Engine/Drivetrain: The weak point in this whole car is the 4 speed transmission, it has quite a lag in shift points. The 6 speed offered in the R/T is much, much better. Rear drum brakes, really. I thought these had died out.
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My favorite car so far
By linda on 12/03/08 00:12 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Dodge Avenger SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

Review

I have always been a Toyota driver. I had a Dodge Dakota quad cab and fell in love with Dodge. Traded it off for the Avenger. Best trade I ever made. Hopefully it will be as reliable as my Toyotas were. Love the cooler zone. Love the beefy look of the front end.
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Wow!
By Warren on 11/21/08 13:31 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

I love my 2008 Avenger SXT! It's just a fun car to drive. Going from a Dodge Ram to an Avenger is a big difference, but the car makes the change very easy. I wish I had a longer commute to work so I could experience more of the car and what it can do. The MyGig entertainment system is a must! If you are going to get the SXT model get it with the sports appearance package; the fog lamps and rear spoiler makes the car look even more aggressive and more appealing. It rides very smooth and has more power and pick-up than I anticipatied! Everyone that has taken a ride in it loves it as well. A great car for a great price!
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