1996 Dodge Avenger User Reviews

1996 Dodge Avenger Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 19 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"style" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 7 reviews

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1996 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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street racer style

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not a family car

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Nice Sound & Nice Body — The car definitely wasn't built for power but the handling is pretty good. Mine has 187,000 miles on it and I've owned for 1+ year. No major problems, just normal wear and tear for a car that's 15 yrs old. Rockers have rust issues, especially when you live in ND. Overall, I love the car and would recommend one in good condition to my friends. These trannys can have problems, so beware of that.

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1996 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr ES Coupe Review
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The way it looks, it can compete in shows alongside my friend's more expensive cars.

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lack of power, it looks faster than it really is

MOPAR_girl
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Good Avenger — The car definitely wasn't built for power but the handling is pretty good. Mine has 163,000 miles on it and I've owned for 2+ years. No major problems, just normal wear and tear for a car that's 15 yrs old. Rockers have rust issues, especially when you live in ND. Overall, I love the car and would recommend one in good condition to my friends. These trannys can have problems, so beware of that.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr ES Coupe Review
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great looks

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could use bigger rims

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Great Looks , Low Price — I had a killer stereo , 2 amps , 2 subs, spent well over 2000$ . I loved this car. Great looks. Mine was dark green with a grey interior. Mileage was very good while the performance was also quite good. Had to fold the back seats down on long trips so that the amps didn't overheat.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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Looks, handling, qualitt

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Poor buckets, can't see hood.

IronHeart39
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Nice Car, Resonably Priced(used). — Clean smooth lines-nice curves. 4 cyl. 5sp. is fun to drive-speed parts available-easy to install. Handles very nicely. Interior styling rather bland but functional. Gas-30mpg hwy.. Build quality is good-Chry. & Mitsub.. Maint. costs avg.. Will seat 4 relatively comfortably.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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1996 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr ES Coupe Review
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top end speed

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0-50 speed

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Great Car, Fun To Drive And Economical. — The car is fast, but needs some more work to get the quickness up. Braking is awesome, as is handling. Haven't had much trouble that wasn't my fault, and the car is a blast to drive. By the way, 35 mpg, and it's a beautiful car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr ES Coupe Review
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Basicly 90,000 miles with no major problems.

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Japanese steel rusts out something horrible.

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The Mitsu With The Dodge Emblem On The Front. — This car was great, believe it or not. The 2.5 v6 could have been bigger, but it had ample power. I the 90,000 miles I owned the car, all that needed fixed was; 1 battery, tune-up at 60,000, 1 rear wheel bearing, brakes all the way around, and 2 sets of tires.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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reliable

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weak transmission

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Gets Attention — Not fast enough but it turns more heads than any other car on the road. Stock version is not as attractive with the work i've put in, all that has changed. Needs that big turbo engine to go with it though.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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1996 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr ES Coupe Review
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2.5 DOHC motor, fast and very reliable, also back seat is big!

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exaust problems such as o2 sensors

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I Wish I Had Another — All around awesome car thats all i have to say about that! Great on gas, no mechanical problems normally. If you keep up on the basic changes and make sure its well maintained then this car will run like a champ!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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looks

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slow

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Its Ok — it was a car that looked really good with a body kit but it really didnt have much power and i was ready for another project. it was getting old. but it was worth all the work when i sold it.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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1996 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr ES Coupe Review
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Easy cornering

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4 cyl. (could use a boost)

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Great Make And Model — Performance- Handles corners like a champ Build Quality- Only had to replace lower ball joints Appearance- Good enough to win me 20 car shows Cost of ownership- 20mpg town / 31 hwy Fun factor- Love takin it out 541 cuz the corners are tight and the car handles them perfectly

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2013 Dodge Avenger Reviews

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2012 Dodge Avenger Reviews

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2011 Dodge Avenger Reviews

Very Sharp And Good By szimmerman93

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2010 Dodge Avenger Reviews

Just A Good Job By Dodge By BIGkam419rt

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