I recently purchased a 2012 Avenger SXT after owning an 06 Stratus since it was new.
While the Stratus was very reliable the front rotors were warped more often than not.
The Avenger appears to have a much higher quality associated with it.
Both vehicles had the 2.4 liter engine.
The refinements in the engine and the addition of the 6 speed Transmission have made a major improvement to the functionality of the car.
It's smooth and quiet when accelerating.
It corners and handles bumps well.
The Avenger sits higher and is easier to enter and exit.
Overall a very nice improvement over the Stratus.
I have the HDD CD/DVD radio and while the normal radio is sufficient the large screen radio is pretty cool.
The Automatic heat/ac is a nice touch.
The led lighting and instrument panel lighting is excellent, especially for someone with vision difficulties.
It is difficult to back out due to large blind spots.
Perhaps shaving the large rear posts down would be helpful.
The lack of body side moldings make parking scary at best.
Are you going to find an inconsiderate person parked next to you and forever after carry the color of their car in the new door dent.
It's such an inexpensive touch for the amount of protection that it offers.
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