You must buy this car with incentives to get a great deal. We paid $16K and got a great trade-in price. This car is great looking, fun to drive, not to bad on gas and gets some great comments. The 2.4L is fine for everyday driving but if you want to super acceleration opt for the V-6 with 283HP. They should do away with the 4sp auto have the 6sp auto as standard, but it's not that bad. The SE exterior looks super sharp with a little bit of chrome tweeking. The interior is great looking and functional. The trunk has plenty of room. The handling and ride are superb on this model and better on the more expensive models. You can't go wrong with this car and the average family can afford it.
Ride, handling and looks
Dump the 4sp auto for the 6sp auto, make automatic lights standard.
I'm glad you like your Avenger, but an US-made car? It's a platform shared with Citroen and Mitsubishi, by an Italian company, assembled in Chihuahua, Mexico. The Toyota Camry is just about as American.