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1997 Dodge Avenger FWDReview
Jamie writes:
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Good Starter Car — 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. Good Gas Mileage I get about 24 city and 34 highway. The car handles well, but because it is slow it's not as fun to drive as it could be.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Looks Awesome

Cons: Slow

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1997 Dodge AvengerReview
Amanda writes:
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Awesome. — 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 went wrong was the frame got bent.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Looks good and drives well.

Cons: Insurance is decently high.

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1997 Dodge AvengerReview
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Truly A Lot Of Fun To Drive Along With It's Economy. — I've just turned 188,000 miles on my Avenger. I have the manual 5-speed with the 4 cylinder 2.0 liter engine. Even with the mileage I still get 30 mpg around town and close to 40 on the road. Eat your heart out Honda owners. This car just doesn't know when to quit. Handles like a dream and does everything I've ever asked it to do. I only wish I could find another just like it for my son. I'm the original owner and, except for routine maintenance, have had very few needed repairs. It's simply the best car I've ever owned. Fun to drive and totally reliable. It may have a wide turning radius, but who cares when you can get the kind of mileage along with the eye-catching lines and the honest fun-to-drive abilities it posseses. I would NOT be willing to trade it for any other car. PS: I'm 6'3" and it fits me fine.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Pretty much everything

Cons: None

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1997 Dodge Avenger ES FWDReview
Eric writes:
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Dodge Avenger — The performance- is not great but reliable Quality- is good I havent had any major problems Apearance- is very nice outside and in, inside a little cramped with some wasted space but overall very nice cost of ownership- it gets 22 mpg city 25 mpg highway maintenance is noy overly expensive fun factor- it is fun but could use more power

Pros: Fun and looks good

Cons: small and aomewhat cramped, little power

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1997 Dodge Avenger FWDReview
Greg writes:
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Mitsubishi Disguised — Performance - It's a flippin' Dodge with a Mitsubishi engine... not so good! Brake's are nice cause I did them myself! Handling... it turns. Build Quality - Again, it's a dodge... Apperance - Nice looking 2 dr Cost of Ownership - NOTHING. Gas is great, maintenance is pretty good, 8 months at 140-160 km, and all I've done is put an outer tie rod on it Fun Factor - It's not a supercar or a tuner, but it has a nice exhaust note

Pros: Good on gas, nice looking car

Cons: Needs more eclipse parts and less dodge parts

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1997 Dodge Avenger ES FWDReview
Bryan writes:
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Dodge Avenger — This was a great car, amazing handling, great acceleration, it was a great looking car.... Good gas mileage got around 25mpg. Great top speed for only a 2.5(maxed out at 131mph). it was a very great all around car...

Pros: It went 131mph=)

Cons: I had to sell it...

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1997 Dodge Avenger FWDReview
Brandon writes:
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Avenger.. Epic Fail — Well um yeah so I drove my buddy's avenger. I pretty much didn't like it. The turning radius sucked, the engine sounded like crap, and the interior was crampt. I liked the acceration.. until it stalled out at 40 lol. Horrible car, I personally wouldn't reccomend it. I really don't think that Dodge was on the ball with this one, but I do think the new ones might have potential.

Pros: my friend has an after market head unit in it

Cons: everything else

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1997 Dodge Avenger ES FWDReview
Kenny589 writes:
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This A Car That Is Good On Gas — i love how it look and handles,it has blacked tinted windows in the back,six speakers inside ,i also put in super white head lightsand the drunk space is huge

Pros: the way it look

Cons: not fast enough

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1997 Dodge Avenger FWDReview
Nathan writes:
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Good Car For The Money. — Something new to fix every 2 months. Is pretty fast. would look awesome if I had the money to pimp it out! Doesn't cost much to fill up but mpg isn't great. I enjoy driving it, or at least I did until gas went up.

Pros: Fun to drive.

Cons: Not to great on the economy.

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1997 Dodge Avenger FWDReview
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A Badass Vehicle, But The V4 Is Underpowered —

I bought this car to replace my original car, an '89 Volvo 740GL hatchback, due to total FUBAR engine conditions. That car was DEAD. I searched for a cheap ride in the neighborhood of $2000-3200, and this car showed up for $2400. I checked it out on I-485, and I was impressed by this car's responsive, tight, handling and its badass appearance. It was comfy with a frigid air system as well as a rich, bassy sound system. I was also impressed by its remarkable gas mileage, which I estimate to be around 25-29 MPG depending on what type of driving you're doing. It is a sporty-looking smaller-end car, but I fit into it quite well, and I'm 6'4". The price was also very good at $2000, with some minor lower-front bumper damage and a dent in the right quarter. Nevertheless, a very nice car. I did notice after a few drives that it was an underpowered, yet still strong engine. It is a 2L V4, and the ES edition does feature a V6, which should compensate for the lag in acceleration when already at speed. It's still very fast, and I can get a 0-60 in about 6 seconds, which is just fine for me, even with an Automatic transmission. Everything is very accessible and in logical locations. I feel like I'm in a fighter aircraft when I'm driving this thing, and it brings a great deal of pleasure to drive this vehicle, be it high-speed work commutes, lengthy Interstate trips, or just cruising around on the weekends. I highly reccommend this car to anyone who's purchasing a starter car, but any motorhead will prefer the ES simply because of the plethora of features and additional power.

Pros: >Great handling on curves and turns
>Quick
>Decent gas mileage
>Stock sound system is good, with easy adjustable bass/treble/midrange
>Decent visibility with all mirrors and windows
>Roomy for a Coupe
>Trunk hatch access through rear seats
>HUGE trunk
>A means-business smaller-end car
>Frigid A/C is freezing cold within a minute on a hot summer day, even on the moderate settings.
>Upgraded sound (Sony Xplod) works well with stock speakers
>All fluid tanks and openings are easily accessible

Cons: >Slight but noticeable lag in acceleration when already moving: When you need a quick boost to pass, it might take up to a second before you start really moving (2L V4 is underpowered; recommend the V6)
>Spare tire and equipment is difficult to remove
>"Check Engine" light is on continuously in my car
>Burns some oil when first starting up
>Engine noise is noticeable when moving upwards of 60mph

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This vehicle is better than SE . Luxury price suppose to be higher than the SE Premium Sound System, Alloy wheel Leather and Sunroof. Read More

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Its a smaller version of a Charger, I got the 3.6L with 283HP. Love how roomy it is and how quiet the engine is as well. Gets you where you need to go quick. Read More

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Even with standard features, this car is a good bang for the buck. Features such as sun roof, heated front seats would have enhanced the value even more. Too bad Chrysler decided to discontinue this... Read More

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