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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Jamie writes:
1998 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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4

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Looks awesome

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slow as hell

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Good Car, Reliable, Looks Awesome, But Slow. — good car, looks awesome, the only problem is that it's rather slow. i did a 1/4 mile in 17.3 @ 82 mph. That's really slow. Good thing about it thought, is that it shares the same engine as the Mitsubishi eclipse/talon non-turbo, so they make a lot of aftermarket parts for it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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pendergraft0409 writes:
1998 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr ES Coupe Review
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5

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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!

pendergraft0409
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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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Joelle writes:
1998 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr ES Coupe Review
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4

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IT's really Reliable, and Sporty

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Trannys dont last long

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Overall I Just Love This Car — I love this car, I will drive it til it can't be drove anymore. Overall its a sporty and reliable car. Performance: It needs a bigger engine, and def. a new tranny. Build Quality: Everything is good but the door handle quality sucks, they break off easy. Appearance: Overall I love the appearance of my car. The only bad thing on mine is that there are a few dents.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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.

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

klauraine2344
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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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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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Terry 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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Austin1327 writes:
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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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Paul writes:
1998 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr ES Coupe Review
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Fun, nice looking, comfortable

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it broke.

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Fun Car, And It Was Cheap — I got this car with roughly 20k on it, and it had leather, power everything, power sunroof, a quick V6, etc. It was fun to drive and treated me really well....until the trans blew up @ 100k. The turning radius was poor, but everything else on it was pretty good.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1995 Dodge Avenger Reviews

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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

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1996 Dodge Avenger Reviews

Nice Sound & Nice Body By Luis Lazaro

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... Read More

Good Avenger By MOPAR_girl

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 yr... 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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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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