2008 Dodge Avenger User Reviews

2008 Dodge Avenger Review Ratings

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  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 21 reviews
"fuel economy" 19 reviews
"interior" 11 reviews
"style" 10 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
CONS
"power" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"small power" 5 reviews
"light" 4 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews

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2008 Dodge Avenger SE Review
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Everything about this car is a pro

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the  only con this car has is that its not a V6 but then again V6 has less fuel economy making this a pro.

dodgeamericanmuscle
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Great — The interior is neat! its very spacious! It is very wide and i enjoy that in a car. It has great front speakers. I bump those evrytime and they sound clean. The only down side of this car is that it has minor dents and scratches on the outside of the vehicle but nothing major. The exterior still looks very smooth.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Dodge Avenger SXT Review
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Reliable, great sound system, LED interior lights, good lights at night.

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Goes through brakes fast.

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Very Satisfying Car. — My best investment. This car hasn't given me a bit of trouble in the two years I've owned it. Easy to maintain. Easy clean up of interior. Brakes were different but overall an amazing car. Wish it would last forever.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Great style, comfortable ride, great braking, great fuel economy, safe and reliable.

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It's not the fastest car in the world

1joeramos1
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Great Car — 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 made car.

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Okay car for broke college student

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No power

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Okay Car For Student — Okay car...can't beat the 30mpg on the hwy. Small engine for hilly part of town though. Cheap car to own and maintain. Questionable craftsmanship. Can't say it's too fun to drive. Get's me from A to B without any problems

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2008 Dodge Avenger R/T Review
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Runs great and never broke down!  Has heated leather front seats.  A lot of space to put things in the trunk.  Seats 5 comfortably.

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I dont really have anything bad to say about the car.

mbreezy6
25

Its A Great All Around Car Rides Smooth But More For A Family. — I like the color the most about the car its my favorite color. Its pretty quick but more of a family car and im only 20. I washed it a lot and no one ever smoked in it. It has a lot of room in the trunk. Wasnt really anything i disliked i just want to get a different vehicle.

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2008 Dodge Avenger R/T Review
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all the room

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When I roll up the drivers side wondow it squeake otherwise nothing yet.

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Overall Awesome — My car sounds like a snow tiger when i accelerate, I love it. The system isnt too bad either. Haven't went on very many roadtrips yet so not sure how gas milegae is. Everything is wonderful. This is my first four door car and so far I am loving it!!

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Everything

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nothing

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Dodge Avenger — Has plenty of power for being a 3.5L v6 and it lots of fun, love the factory remote start with the heated cloth seats. Haven't had any problems with the car. Gets roughly 27mpg on highway and 20mpg city which is higher then what epa estimates it at.

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2008 Dodge Avenger SXT Review
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Makes you look awesome.

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chrome package lacks build quality

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Toughest And Best Looking Small Sedan On The Road. — Acceleration acceptable, braking great, handling swift. Flaws with interior only on chrome trim package. Gas mileage around 26 in town, good for a heavy four door four cylinder. Just kept up with fluid changes and new tires, bridgestone's that came with the car made terrible road noise and were bad at 40k miles. Again the car gets head turns all the time and I love looking at it in the garage, I would have liked the v6 srt edition but nothing a later life mod like a turbo or chip couldn't fix.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2008 Dodge Avenger SE Review
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It has a built in cooler

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SLOW

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If Your A Grandma/pa It Would Be A Great Car To Have. Lol — My car is a four cylinder and it's not fast....I have the need for speed and that cannot be fulfilled in this car :o( The acceleration is horrible, and it needs a few repairs after only a year of having the car. Wish I could have bought the R/T. But I'm grateful to have a car that runs and looks good! :o)

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2008 Dodge Avenger R/T AWD Review
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looks cool, sounds cooler

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seating, interior plastics fit and finish, transmission is heavy.  Bad performance steering.

vexus
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Great For Drag Racers; Bad For Everyday Drivers Or Performance Drivers. — When I bought this car, it had 22k on it. I bought it for the looks and that I got a decent trade in for my Honda accord which had about 160k on it. I regret it now. Perfomrance is FAST. This car's engine is terrifyingly good but it is very clunky. Also the handling; anybody claiming this car handles good has clearly not driven others in its category. It's a very numb feel with no driver-feedback other than how lax it is. The front end has a tendency to understeer alot. Build quality is average for dodge. It's very plastic inside. My old honda [DX model] has far superior plastics, and it was much older. This feels cheap. The seats are highly uncomfy, however the cargo is decent and the rear seats are decent as well. Appearance is where this car shines. It looks strong, masculine and menacing. But that's the downfall I found when cleaning it. Square design makes it annoying to drive in cross winds. Mileage is not great. I find myself spending an extra 15 bucks a fillup per week for this thing. Insurance is decent however, but honestly, that engine and package really doesn't help. Tack on another 1000 for that. Fun factor. The car is FUN. It really is. You feel fast, it makes a good noise. Mine's a 5sp manual however the gear switch is like an old pull-lever from a victorian trolly. It's heavy, and slow. Not very sporty. Much closer to driving a freightliner truck. It's fast, sounds great but doesn't "perform" in the turns. I even have a squeeky left rear suspension when I do any performance driving. It's an ok car, but I'm trying to see if I can trade it in for a mazda 3 or something with a little more life to it, and honestly, practicality. I don't like driving a cheap car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2013 Dodge Avenger Reviews

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2012 Dodge Avenger Reviews

Fast Enough To Stay Out Of Trouble! By crashmcshea

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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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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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