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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Displaying 1 - 10 of 19 1996 Dodge Avenger reviews.

Luis Lazaro writes:
1996 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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4

Pros

street racer style

Cons

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

Pros

Easy cornering

Cons

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

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great looks

Cons

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

Pros

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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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.

Cons

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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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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IronHeart39 writes:
1996 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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Looks, handling, qualitt

Cons

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

Cons

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!

Cons

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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3

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looks

Cons

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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1995 Dodge Avenger Reviews

Good Work Car. By swampdonkey

this is a good car for a novice grease monkey with a few tools and basic mechanical knowledge, but if you have to pay someone else to check the oil for you, then this is not the car for you. the 4 spe... Read More

1995 Dodge Avenger Es Red - Pos By ronnielee

Like the style of this year. Every time I think about getting her painted she breaks. I'm thinking about getting a paint job on her. Getting pretty old, not many on the read. The new model has n... Read More

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1997 Dodge Avenger Reviews

Good Starter Car By Jamie

Performance is bad. The car is slow in stock form. Good thing there is an aftermarket! Road noise is a little loud. Not many repair needed so far. I think the looks of the car is what makes it great. ... Read More

Awesome. By Amanda

Only had this car for a short amount of time, but within this time it did me well. The inside was very pretty, except mine was used when I bought it. Did well in the car accident too. Only thing that ... Read More

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1998 Dodge Avenger Reviews

Aveeeennnngggeeeerrrrrr By Jay

good car, high top speed over 150mph, about 7.0 to 60mph, engine too small, lots of accessories and decent leather. cheap to fix and drive and it was roomy and comfortable. good build quality, no sq... Read More

This Car Was And Is The Car Ive Always Wanted. By klauraine2344

The car is perfect for me and my lifestyle. I'm very hard on my cars and this one has survived through more than i have ever seen another car put through before. I just wouldnt recomend it to anyone ... Read More

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1999 Dodge Avenger Reviews

For What I Use It For (a-b Driving), It's Great! By Michael

Car accelerates very fast, as well as stops almost instanly. Handles like race car. I bought this car used so the build quality isn't the best, it's got a small dent in the driver door, and a missing ... Read More

Its My Bucket And I Love It... By malinda

I have a 1999 avenger es its green with 17" motegi racing wheels. handles like a dream.the car is cute. very under powered.its a reliabale car even after a collision with an expedition.the brakes are... Read More

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2000 Dodge Avenger Reviews

Fast Sporty Coupe By Jeffrey-and

fast sporty coupe good acceleration, sun roof, leather seats, and infinity sound system. Read More

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