Used 2008 Dodge Avenger Sedan


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2008 Dodge Avenger

2008 Highlights

The 2008 Dodge Avenger is an all-new, front-wheel-drive midsize sedan. Available with four-cylinder or V6 power, it's a replacement for the Stratus. All-wheel drive is a late-year option on the R/T model.


Pros

  • Smooth and quiet highway ride, solid performance on R/T model, above-average fuel economy, wide selection of in-cabin electronics.

Cons

  • Weak and noisy four-cylinder engine, limited transmission choices, underpowered brakes, low-grade interior plastics, small trunk.

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Used 2008 Dodge Avenger Sedan for Sale

Dodge Avenger 2008 R/T 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Marathon Blue Pearlcoat Dark Slate Gray/Light Slate Gray cloth0
Used 2008Dodge AvengerR/T
List:$5,999
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Dodge Avenger 2008 SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A) Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat Dark Slate Gray/Light Slate Gray cloth107,750 miles
Used 2008Dodge AvengerSXT
List:$5,990
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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$165 Below Market
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Dealer Notes

This outstanding example of a 2008 Dodge Avenger SXT is offered by Brown's Manassas Subaru. More information about the 2008 Dodge Avenger: The 2008 Dodge Avenger, a mid-size sedan that competes with the Chevy Malibu, Ford Fusion, and Toyota Camry, among others, goes on sale initially priced $1,605 below the comparable outgoing Dodge Stratus, according to the automaker. While the base price is lower, the Avenger has expanded standard-feature content including side air bags, an alarm, and the innovative Chill Zone cooler system. Several options, such as the MyGig audio/navigation system and heated/cooled cup holder, also differentiate it feature-wise from other mid-size sedans. Strengths of this model include standout exterior styling, innovative interior features., and Fuel efficiency Browns Manassas Subaru is your destination for a Hassle Free way of buying your next pre-owned vehicle! We price all our vehicles the BEST No Hassle Price from the start with the focus on Saving you time and money. All of our vehicles are hand picked and under go a rigorous 127 point inspection by our certified technicians. Most of the vehicles under 125000 miles and less than 10 years old are covered by 3 months/3000 miles power train warranty, exclusions apply to certain brands and models. 3 days exchange policy. Please call dealer for details. Unlike other dealers there are NO hidden reconditioning fees!

163,641 miles
Used 2008Dodge AvengerSE
List:$2,895
Est.Loan: $60/mo
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Silver Steel Metallic Clearcoat Dark Slate Gray/Light Slate Gray cloth152,870 miles
Used 2008Dodge AvengerSE
List:$5,988
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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"Check out this very nice and affordable 2008 Dodge Avenger SE! Silver Steel Metallic Clearcoat and Dark/Light Slate Interior. Call or email for more details. Maryland State Inspected! You will love our NO HAGGLE

TorRed 115,067 miles
Used 2008Dodge AvengerSXT
List:$6,999
Est.Loan: $143/mo
Whitmoyer Ford
91.8 mi away
Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat Dark Slate Gray/Light Slate Gray cloth55,901 miles
Used 2008Dodge AvengerR/T
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Find your next ride and get a great deal at Anderson Honda in Cockeysville, MD. 3.5L V6 MPI 24V High-Output. Odometer is 66210 miles below market average! 26/16 Highway/City MPG Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Dodge 2008 R/T Avenger 6-Speed Automatic 3.5L V6 MPI 24V High-Output FWD 16/26mpg Complimentary Wi-Fi and Shuttle Service Comfortable waiting area with complimentary Continental Breakfast 24 Hour Online Service Scheduling Large selection with over $10 million in inventory Staff that is actively involved in the community Best truck technicians in Baltimore County Over 300 years in service experience Huge selection of parts and accessories, to maintain and customize your vehicle We would like to thank you for visiting our website and considering us for the purchase of your next new or pre-owned vehicle. It is our goal to provide you with an excellent purchase and ownership experience. Anderson is not a new automotive name in the Baltimore area but Anderson Buick GMC, located at 10125 York Road, are relatively new to the Cockeysville/Hunt Valley area. As a family-owned dealership we offer special benefits to our customers.

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Used 2008Dodge AvengerSE
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Features & Specs

SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)R/T 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)R/T 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
MPG24192418
Seating5555
Transmission4-speed automatic6-speed shiftable automatic4-speed automatic6-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelgasgasgasgas
Horsepower173 hp @ 6000 rpm235 hp @ 6400 rpm173 hp @ 6000 rpm235 hp @ 6400 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5/5
    Passenger4/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

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Anyone else?
I loved my dodge when I first bought it. I have driven it a year and 8 months and have started have some sort of problem that I do not know what is going on. I can be just driving down the road and car shuts off. Sometimes it will crank back and sometimes not. It just dies while driving down the road. Is anyone else experiencing this problem? I had to have it towed one time and the mechanic said he couldn't find anything wrong. Someone please shed some light on this for me.
2008 Dodge Avenger SXT
I bought this car brand new in 2007. Since then, I had it in the shop numerous times. The most recent time was just this Monday, July 12, 2010. My car's shifter was stuck in park and would not budge. I googled this problem and it seems like A LOT of people are having the same issues. I had it towed and the dealership had to replace the enitre shifter assembly. NOTE: My car only has 43,000 miles on it! Dodge needs to do a recall on the shifter problem! (Also, the cup cooler quit working, there was a high pitch noise on front drivers side, had to replace brake pads and rotors but still had vibration in the car, and my back drivers side door has window issues) My advice: Don't buy this car!
I love this car!
Seems like I'm the only person that loves this car. I've got the 2008 sxt 2.7 L V6 in black, just a beautiful car and get compliments all the time, and for some odd reason every time a charger sees my car they try to speed by me or just get ahead of me?I find it pretty funny.I bought this with 80,000 miles on it and owned it for about a year and a half now and the only problem I've had mechanically was I had to replace my battery that's it! And of course changed my oil twice, other than that it runs great and runs quiet and its pretty fast.Electrically I've had some issues I'm not gonna lie like rolling my window all the way down and it took like a hour to roll back up but just happened once.My passenger window had some issues for about a week but all of a sudden it stopped and works fine now.My car just shut off one time at a red light but started right back up and that only happened once last year, I took it to the dealer and they said the car is in good shape and they saw no problems.But this stuff was happening when I first got it but its been a year and a month without no issues it drives great.Maybe I just had to drive out the kinks?I really don't know but I haven't had any major issues at all, its far from a money pit I've had the car 19 months and only spent 150 dollars on a battery.Now these might be big issues for a lot of people who want a perfect car and just love to complain about everything but an issue with my windows for about a week is just not enough to give a bad review! My car shutting off one time on me? Ok I can see why people would complain but it happened once and never happened again I never made it a big deal the dealer said everything seemed good.The good things now.... The sound system is awesome I got six speakers all together and it sounds really good! love the mini fridge up front, Adjustable seats are great, this car also drives really good nice smooth ride with good handle, great exterior look, the interior is a little cheap but no big deal, still looks nice inside.Now the space in this car is great u have a lot of legroom and space, its very spacious.Not the most perfect car but I'm happy with it just a great car and a lot of fun to ride.You guys want a perfect car good luck on finding one because there's no such thing my friend has BMW and my other friend has a range rover sport those are expensive cars and they have had issues with their cars as well.People just love to complain, guess its just human nature.
More About This Model

The 2008 Dodge Avenger is still living with the burden of an old SNL skit by actor Will Ferrell. Don't believe us? Then say this aloud: "I drive a Dodge Stratus." Now scream it as if your hair were on fire.

Once a great-looking car that made the reputation of an entire generation of Chrysler designers, the Dodge Stratus never got any better than the moment it was unveiled and gradually declined into mediocrity.

It was Ferrell, playing the dull, white-bread dad of a wildly dysfunctional family in a now-famous skit for Saturday Night Live, who made the Stratus a totem of shame.

"I am a division manager! That's very important! People are afraid of me! I drive a Dodge Stratus!" Ferrell screams over the dinner table, demanding respect.

Now the 2008 Dodge Avenger has arrived, trying to rescue the reputation of Dodge's midsize sedan by adopting the name of the Avenger, once known as the coupe companion of the Stratus. White bread no more, Dodge is telling us.

It's got fangs!
We're told that the 2008 Dodge Avenger is "aggressive," "menacing," "in-your-face" and even "sinister." Really, they told us.

Beneath the marketing baggage is the hardware of the 2007 Chrysler Sebring, itself an odd combination of sedan styling and sport-utility packaging. This same platform with front-wheel drive and all-independent suspension also forms the basis for the Dodge Caliber, Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot.

Perhaps the Avenger's mechanical similarity to such a raft of other vehicles from the Chrysler Group is why the company seems to be putting so much stock in the look of this new sedan. One gander at the Avenger will tell you that the company is trying awfully hard.

The headlights are said to glare beneath heavy brows. The taillights are said to wear "war paint." And Exterior Designer Ryan Nagode says the whole front of the thing was inspired by a pair of Oakley sunglasses he once owned.

Like a Dodge Charger, only smaller
The Avenger's profile is supposed to mimic that of the larger Dodge Charger. And it does, in that the B-pillar is covered in black plastic and there are big haunches over the rear wheels inspired by the Dodge Challenger pony car of the 1970s. Somehow, though, the voluptuous Charger makes all these visual themes hang together more gracefully.

The Avenger's haunches rise awkwardly out of the rear doors, as if they were a last-minute add-on to an already completed design. Dodge says that the blacked-out B-pillar and the triangular flap of ribbed, black plastic at the trailing edge of the rear windows accentuate the car's stance, or some such thing.

Truth is, that piece of ribbed plastic grabs your eye and will not let go. Along with the haunch below and the big rear-wheel flares, it makes for one of the oddest, most uncomfortably complicated door panels in recent memory.

Add the big chrome-covered wheels and the obligatory rear wing and the whole thing looks a little over the top, too much like (dare we say) a Pontiac Grand Am.

The not-all-that special edition
Underneath all this visual bluster and shininess is a safe and competent — if not especially aggressive — sedan.

The basic specs are identical to those of the Sebring sedan. Three engines, two automatic transmissions and two different suspension calibrations are available.

At the bottom of the pile is the SE. It comes with a 173-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder that's mated exclusively to a four-speed automatic transaxle. It's got rear drum brakes, plastic wheel covers and 215/65R16 Firestone FR690 tires. This is the version that you would likely be assigned at the rental-car counter.

In this configuration, the Avenger is a timid performer. If you're going to pass that semitruck on a two-lane road, you'll want to plan ahead and be prepared for the slightly raucous noise coming from the other side of the firewall. But it'll get the job done. And we must say that Dodge has done a good job at quelling road noise, even on this most basic of Avengers.

The Avenger is 4 inches taller than the old Stratus, and the passengers get the benefit. The interior measures out to a spacious 100.9 cubic feet, and the rear quarters afford about the same amount of living space as other cars in this class, although the beltline is so high that you feel as if you're sitting in a well.

The $18,895 Avenger SE comes with front-seat side airbags and curtain-type head protection bags, plus a tilt-telescoping steering wheel and power windows. What these buyers will not get standard is ABS or much in the way of excitement, overheated styling notwithstanding.

Oh, and like all Avenger and Sebring buyers, those opting for the SE get the "Chill Zone." This grandly titled bit of technology is simply a second glovebox with its own air-conditioning vent. You can store up to four cans of soda in the Zone and they will be cooled by the air-conditioning.

Wanna SXT you up
More than 50 percent of Avenger buyers will go for the middle version, the well-equipped but price-conscious SXT.

At $19,795, the SXT comes standard with the same 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine as the SE. But one could also pony up for an updated SOHC 2.7-liter V6. It makes 189 hp, which is considerably less than the V6 of pretty much all the Avenger's competitors, and this car weighs a substantial 3,465 pounds in SXT trim.

At the same time, the V6's 191 pound-feet of torque matched with the four-speed automatic transmission will be much appreciated during that two-lane road, truck-passing scenario described above. And although it carries rear drum brakes, ABS is standard equipment.

The SXT's exterior is sassed up a little with chrome on the front grille, body-color side molding and 17-inch cast-aluminum wheels with 215/60R17 Bridgestone Turanza EL400 tires.

This vehicle drives pretty much exactly like the SE since it shares the same suspension tuning, but it's a little quicker. And if you want to use E85 ethanol-blend fuel, the 2.7-liter is the only engine in the Avenger lineup capable of running on the stuff.

More road than track, really
The R/T version of the Avenger is really the only version of the car that we can endorse.

These is because once you check the R/T box and pay the minimum price of $23,545, you get the 3.5-liter V6, which is rated at 235 hp and 232 lb-ft of torque. Just as important, the R/T comes standard with a six-speed automatic that incorporates Chrysler's autostick manual-shifting feature.

We admit that the Avenger's 3.5-liter V6 doesn't have a power rating that will make you swoon, and only the Ford Fusion has a V6 that makes less power than the Avenger's 235 hp. But once you combine this engine with the quick-shifting six-speed automatic, a more capable state of tune for the suspension and 18-wheels with 215/55R18 Bridgestone Potenza RE92A tires, the 3,568-pound Avenger R/T becomes a reasonable companion on the road.

Later this year, Dodge will offer the Avenger R/T with an on-demand all-wheel-drive system.

For all its newness, the Avenger assumes much the same place in the automotive sky as the Stratus. It's got some style and it's got some space, but this Dodge is built to a price, and you can tell when you put it next to a Honda Accord, Nissan Altima or Toyota Camry.

Even Dodge admits to us that the Japanese-label competition has a stranglehold on the market for midsize sedans, and the 2008 Dodge Avenger will have to scrap with the Ford Fusion and Pontiac G6 for what's left over.

This doesn't sound very aggressive to us.

Edmunds attended a manufacturer-sponsored event, to which selected members of the press were invited, to facilitate this report.

Used 2008 Dodge Avenger Sedan Overview

The Used 2008 Dodge Avenger Sedan is offered in the following styles: SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A), R/T 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A), SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A), and R/T 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A).

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Save up to $165 on one of 7 Used 2008 Dodge Avenger Sedan for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $2,895 as of 07/20/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 3.4 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2008 Dodge Avenger Sedan trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Dodge Avenger Sedan SXT is priced between $4,994 and $6,999 with odometer readings between 100337 and 115067 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Dodge Avenger Sedan R/T is priced between $5,999 and $6,995 with odometer readings between 0 and 142188 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Dodge Avenger Sedan SE is priced between $2,895 and $5,988 with odometer readings between 152870 and 163641 miles.

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