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shudder city
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By Matt
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2008 Dodge Avenger SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Transmission weak point on the vehicle. variable line pressure and modulated converter clutch not a good combination. car shudders during cruise has new updated converter and flash. still shudders. Check engine light on again. Fuel economy is pretty good and 4 wheel disc brakes work well. 2.7 Engine would be better with a manual transmission


Best Features

wheels, brakes


Worst Features

original tires not very sticky, paint scratches easy as does interior hard plastic surfaces, get rid of 41te transmission!


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I LOVE this car
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By jln
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2008 Dodge Avenger SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought this vehicle with 20,000 miles on it. As a person finishing up college, I was looking for something reliable and affordable yet still stilish and interesting. Fuel consumption is amazing- I took a 300 mile trip at around 75 mph speeds and used only 1/2 tank of gas. I look for any reason to drive this car! The 4 cylinder engine isn't dissappointing- it delivers adequate acceleration and plenty of power for me. The speakers are great, love the light grey interior, and although the seats are a little uncomfortably firm, I am adjusting. This isn't a luxury car but it's reasonably priced, gets a ton of compliments, and is a pleasure to operate, plus the fuel economy is great.


Best Features

Sliding arm rest- good for us short people. The auxillary outlet is nice for connecting an mp3 player. Huge trunk and backseat is roomy enough for riding with friends and taking trips. Built in sirrius satellite radio. Auto down driver's window.


Worst Features

Lose a lot of the plastic interior. Upgrade the rear brakes to disc on all models. Soften the seats and adjust the headrests- they push your head awkwardly forward.


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the jury is still out
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By A.Green
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2008 Dodge Avenger 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 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....


Best Features

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 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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