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2012 Dodge Avenger Sedan

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2012 Dodge Avenger Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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bought a used 2012 avenger 7/11/15 and by 10/15 need front breaks and now i either need a new transmission or something called a powertrain control module.will never purchase a dodge product new or used again to many problems to have on a car i had just over a year


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Bought new, no odd repairs, drives great
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By Gary Rorye
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2012 Dodge Avenger Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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Heater Core Needs a recall
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By Frank
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2012 Dodge Avenger Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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This car performs well. There are a few things that needs to be address before the avenger can be a really neat ride. The Heater core seems to be a major issue with this vehicle. Especially if you live in cold areas. The Heater only blows warm air on the driver side of the vehicle and cold air on the passenger side. Dodge is well aware of this issue but has not done a recall on this placing the cost to repair this problem onto the consumer. Even then there is no assurance this problem will not return since the problem is in the faulty part. The cost can be anywhere from $900 to $1300 to repair depending on your area mechanics.

Cold air in the winter renders this vehicle useless during the winter season. My vehicle is currently parked now and I am seriously consider trading this vehicle in for another one. Mostly because I refuse to pay to fix something that is flawed and Dodge knows that it is. Making you feel like you purchased a lemon. Not right Dodge, not right...

I need a vehicle I can drive year round and not for 6 or 7 months out of the year. In Kansas it has really cool down in the temps. So it's looking like this vehicle will be parked November- March, and that's if the weather is not crazy cold in March. So with that said I encourage anyone having issues with their heating system in their dodge avenger to speak up and be heard. Not sure what it will take to make Dodge do a recall on this issue. For me, I'll be looking to trade this vehicle in if Dodge refuse to act by January.. Maybe someone in Florida or LA can use a ride that cools pretty well in the summer months, but they better not take a trip up North during the Fall.


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I drive a 2012 Dodge Avenger and it is Fantastic!!!
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By sachi25
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2012 Dodge Avenger Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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My first experience driving this car was thru Enterprise Rental. I had it for a full month and decided this had to be my new car! The rental was a 2014, but when I noticed that the 2012 looked almost exactly the same, I chose the 2012. My 2012 has 38,000 miles on it and drives like a dream! It has satellite radio in it with a power driver's seat as well as great rims, a beautiful white body, and black interior. I love this car! A special thanks to Lahti's of Leominster, MA! I bought this for 12,900 at 32,100 miles. I typically get about 26-27 miles to the gallon,sometimes as low as 24.5/city. It has gotten as many as 29.7/highway(possibly 31/highway). Mine is a 2.4 liter & drives like a 6!


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Power seat Satellite radio Body of the car White color Black interior XL Trunk Comfort Reliability Safeness Precision Tires Engine capacity


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Great car for the price
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By bv41706
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2012 Dodge Avenger Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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Bought mine new with 3 miles on it in 2012 and have loved every minute driving it. I have a long drive to work and take business trips from time to time and if I leave it in cruise control on the highway set between 65-70 mph, i have gotten 36+mpg average on the highway.
I have had trouble getting it to start in the cold, but only the one day when the temp here in NY dropped to -20 overnight and i realized that it was because i had left something plugged in and have had no trouble since.
I have had no problems with it and i just today turned 48k miles on it and it still drives like the day i bought it.
no problems whatsoever.


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The only thing that was tough was driving in the factory tires in the snow. The tires are so wide, there is little traction and what i found was to get 4 x 16 in rims and higher profile slightly narrower snows and that has worked like a charm. i have driven this car in the snows of syracuse, rochester, buffalo, and everywhere in between with no problems. Overall, this is a fantastic car.


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