1998 Dodge Avenger User Reviews

1998 Dodge Avenger Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 18 reviews

  • Performance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Overall: 3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5

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"ride" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"upgrade" 2 reviews

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Jay writes:
1998 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr ES Coupe Review
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4

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Good Car well built

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cant park it or see out the back

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Aveeeennnngggeeeerrrrrr — 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 squeaks and rattles. hard ride with UHP tires.

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

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klauraine2344 writes:
1998 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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5

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The car is a joy to drive, and very easy to fix on your own if you like working on your own car.

Cons

Most of these models develope knocking, though it is pretty simple to fix.

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This Car Was And Is The Car Ive Always Wanted. — 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 around 6' or taller : )

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Kyle writes:
1998 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr ES Coupe Review
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A great car that will not be as expensive as a similar recent car.

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If you dont like older cars, you wouldnt like a 1998

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Fun To Drive, A Nice Car To Drive For Someone With Not A Lot Of Money — For a 1998, its a nice looking car. The quality of the car is decent, one problem has set me ablaze. I have considered installing intake and exhaust in order to give my car a little more pep. This car is amazing to drive- sport steering makes it so much easier to whip it around.

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Troy writes:
1998 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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It MIGHT get you where you need to get

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not to stable on the freeway at 75+

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A Piece Of Sh*t,but Looks Good — AKA THE TURDBOX,it has no torque, no horsepower, brakes are to small,the interior is a rattlebox i am also too tall for it the undercarriage to the point where chunks of metal fall off, it usually doesn't idle,too many unfixable exhaust leaks, the down pipe fell off and, not too easy to work on. 21MPH hard to work on, paint is just fine, the interior looks pretty good "now that i ,own it''. green cluster instead of the PISS ORANGE from the factory and how do you like the modded head/taillights.

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

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TJ writes:
1998 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr ES Coupe Review
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Give It A Try It Is A Good 1st Car Too Have. — Too heavy, acceleration blows! Do to weight tires go bad very fast. Sleek style. Decent MPG's. The car in itself has always been good to me. I have almost 200k miles on it and had to replace the tranny about 30k ago. Still runs pretty well. Oh and the damn door handles are known to break on the outside so... Get that fixed or your stuck going through the trunk o.0 and that aint fun!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Garrett writes:
1998 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr ES Coupe Review
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the way it looks

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the V^ engine

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This Car Is Pretty Good But Would Be Better With A Manual Transmission — decently quick, solid quality, this car looks sick, i have only had to do one repair so far and the reason for the repair has nothing to do with the car but the reapir was expensive because the engine bay is so tight. gas mileage is ok, the V6 didnt come with a manual option which sucks but its pretty fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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John writes:
1998 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr ES Coupe Review
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Japanese engine.

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Parts and upgrade availabilty. No supercoil.

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My Dodge Avenger — Japanese engine and American style. Best of both worlds. Cousin car to the Mitsubishi Eclipse and the Eagle Talon. Custom exhaust system by Magnaflow and 2.5" pipes from the manifold w/ hi-flow cat. Great on fuel and performance. Custom throughout.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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pendergraft0409 writes:
1998 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr ES Coupe Review
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Great looking, Drives smooth, Not many problems with 230k+ miles

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It's a sports car, so it is a little more expensive to maintain then a Minivan!

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2.5l V6 — Performance wise it's great. Accelerates smooth, brakes smooth and handles perfect. Build quality, well mine has 230k miles on it and I had to replace the driver's lower ball joint and the driver's sway bar link because they went out. The windows tend to rattle at higher speeds, but it's a sports car. Appearance is great I love the way it looks Interior is all leather and the outside has a real Muscle car look without having a Mustang like everyone else. Cost of ownership is pretty low. Oil changes, Tune up's..the normal stuff. Gas mileage is good I drive about 74 highway miles on a quarter tank. Overall, It is a great car to have and a pleasure to drive I love having an Avenger because I dont see many of them and mine has 230k miles like I said and still drives like a dream

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Austin1327 writes:
1998 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr ES Coupe Review
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Looks cool

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miles

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Depends...i Guess I Would Maybe Haha — Basically its a peace of crap haha...but it runs good for a car with 140,000miles now that i spent a bunch of money on it....but it runs good now. I like the overall apearance of it. Has 18 inch alloy rims and a viper body kit with aftermarket exhaust...I want a knew car tho lol

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Kyle writes:
1998 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr ES Coupe Review
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Beautiful car, works great.

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Struts but will be replaces

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Clean — I was given this car as a gift because my old Eclipse blew up. It was given to me with close to 84k on it. It has a stock engine but I'm working on that part. I love this car. It's quick and handles great, I put some better tires and rims on it and I'm going to redo the whole interior soon. Give it a more sporty look. It gets about 23mpg and with gas prices lately it's better than my old truck. Great choice in a car, I'd recomend to anyone.

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2011 Dodge Avenger Reviews

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2010 Dodge Avenger Reviews

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