1996 Dodge Avenger User Reviews

1996 Dodge Avenger Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 18 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
"power" 4 reviews
"style" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 7 reviews

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IronHeart39 writes:
1996 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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4

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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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Adam writes:
1996 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr ES Coupe Review
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4

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top end speed

Cons

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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Bryan writes:
1996 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr ES Coupe Review
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5

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Looks, gas mileage, handling

Cons

Engine power

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96 Dodge Avenger - Beauty And Economy — I absolutely love the gas mileage of the 4 cylinder engine and 5 speed tranny combo. Handling is pretty good, it's no Mini but still good, and the brakes stop the car quickly. Power is the most lacking thing, but that can be solved with some aftermarket mods (many parts for a Mitsubishi Eclipse fit perfectly except for cat-backs). My specific Avenger has been by far the most reliable car my family has ever owned, plus the car just plain looks great.

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MOPAR_girl writes:
1996 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr ES Coupe Review
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4

Pros

The way it looks, it can compete in shows alongside my friend's more expensive cars.

Cons

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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Randy writes:
1996 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr ES Coupe Review
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4

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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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Andy writes:
1996 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr ES Coupe Review
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4

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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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Danny writes:
1996 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr ES Coupe Review
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5

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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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Benjamin writes:
1996 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr ES Coupe Review
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5

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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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Alex writes:
1996 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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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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Jeremiah writes:
1996 Dodge Avenger Review
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Good gas mileage. Pretty reliable. Cheap replacement parts. Fun to drive. Safe.

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Engine is prone to leaking oil. Not terribly powerful, although the V6 model may be better.

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'96 Avenger — Overall a decent car. Gets me from A to B pretty reliably. At one point it actually looked really nice with the ground effects and everything but those have gotten busted up over time so now It's pretty much just a money pit, slowly dieing lol. A good first car though, or if you're just looking for a cheap car that's decent looking to get you to school or work and not cost you $$$ in gas then this is probably the car for you.

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2012 Dodge Avenger Reviews

Fast Enough To Stay Out Of Trouble! By crashmcshea

V6 is rated at 283 or so HP...not bad, not great! But a fun good looking car! No issues so far. Good mileage on the highway (over 30 usually). R/T has nice touches like striped seat and blacked-out ... Read More

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2011 Dodge Avenger Reviews

Very Sharp And Good By szimmerman93

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The Dodge avenger is a great car it has a lot of trunk space ans enough room in the back seat for a guy who's 6 feet 4 inches. the performance on it is amazing RWD can be faster than a dodge charger i... Read More

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2010 Dodge Avenger Reviews

Just A Good Job By Dodge By BIGkam419rt

I drive a 2010 dodge Avenger R/T in bright silver. We bought the car a little less than a month ago after trading our lemon Durango for it. So far all i can say is l love it! Is it a charger? no. Is i... Read More

Venting About The Avenger! By Debs

I like the look I just don't like the cheap plastic materials with which it is made. Deep sigh! It is average on gas not great but not horrid either. It is a fun car to drive ... the plastic just kil... Read More

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2009 Dodge Avenger Reviews

Beast By Kylesw21

Loved it, great comfortable ride that kept me away from the pump most of the time. Defiantly had power for a 4 cylinder. All in all great car and would buy one again. The Car was just simply bad-ass! ... Read More

N/a By Dave

This is a nice car but it does noy have enough power for the car. overall design of the car is good. The gas milage is not great. I drive the city alot. If I used the highway It would be better. Read More

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2008 Dodge Avenger Reviews

Great Car By 1joeramos1

This car exceeded the initial perspective that I had of it. This is a great car to have, it's tough and built to last. Maintenance on it was cheap, and repair costs are low since it is an American mad... Read More

Decent Quality For Decent Price By AprilS

Cheaper, Smaller, less Powerful Charger. Extreme Blind Spots on each side. Performance is limited. Not built for speed. Don't expect to hit the gas and pass, you need plenty of room to build up speed ... Read More

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