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2008 Dodge Avenger R/T AWDReview
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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

Pros: looks cool, sounds cooler

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

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2008 Dodge Avenger SEReview
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My Car — i like my car.my car looks cool as hell and it gets great gas mileage. the stereo in my car sounds great also, i get lots of bass.my car is comfortable, sounds good, looks good,get great mileage, what else to ask for?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: looks

Cons: small engine

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2008 Dodge Avenger SXTReview
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You Should Get One — the acceleration could be way faster than it is .braking is real good the handling is pretty good better than my old car that is.this car is fun to drive in the winter .not sure about summer yet but it should be all good

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: cheap on gas

Cons: its a 2.4l

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2008 Dodge Avenger R/T AWDReview
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Good — My Dodge Avenger is very reliable. It has leather, XM Radio, GPS, alloys, and more. It's pretty fast with it's little V6. It was cheap. It's pretty fun. I like it. Cool and cooler. It's awesome. Not much wrong with it.

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

Pros: Comfy, cool.

Cons: Not the best performance or good looks

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2008 Dodge Avenger SEReview
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Dodge Avenger Se — Its got a stout little 4-cylinder... and for being the size of the engine and weight and length of the car, it puts out quite a bit of power. The stock brake pads get a glaze when they get really hot, but brake hard a few times per month to remedy that. The handling is very responsive, and the car itself rides very smooth; when I let my sister drive, she was at 95mph and thought she was only doing 65... The interior is VERY roomy... A nice cruising car. The stock body comes upgraded, has a combination muscle/sport look to the body. 24 MPG is a plus, and it is a very fun car to drive.... just ask my buddy Aaron

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Handling, size of Interior, stock sport body kit, gas mileage.

Cons: 4-cylinder engine...

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2008 Dodge Avenger SXTReview
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Nice And New — Performance - Good, The 4 banger is suprisingly good for a small engine Build Quality - Good cause its american made Appearance - Mean looks like a mini charger Cost of Ownership - Cheap gets 30 miles to the gallon highway Fun Factor - All i gotta say is road trip cooler!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Not to expensive, well made, has decent amout of gizmos

Cons: loose rear-end

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2008 Dodge Avenger SXTReview
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Love My Car! — Gas mileage is great! Rides smooth. I love all the little things i keep finding with this car!! Has alot of trunk space and storage room. Cool appearance. All around a good car to own!! Very happy with this car!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Everything!

Cons: Nothing!

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2008 Dodge Avenger R/TReview
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'08 Avenger — Acceleration is lacking compared to some of the other cars i have driven. Breaking well i haven't had to do much heavy breaking so I say good.Build Quality Well The Whole Car Is MAde Up Our Plastic Parts But U GEt What U Pay For I Guess. Appearance Not No Man Out There So When U See ONe The Look Nice. Thay come Stock With A Very Aggressive Looking Styling Which Is Great. To The Best OF My KNowlege Therer Are ONly 3 Or 4 Body Kits Made For THis Car I Just BOught Mine Cant Wait TO Put It On Maybe next Week If I Have Time. Well Over All The Car Is Grate To Drive Quite Fuel Efficient As Well Can Make It From Phoenix To LA On One Tank Of Gass

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: New Body Kit

Cons: Engine

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2008 Dodge Avenger SXTReview
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Good — pretty good overall. I guess i can not say i dont love it. handling isnt great but it doesnt suck. Smooth ride. Would rather people dont buy them so im only one i know who has one. Fun to drive!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: smooth ride

Cons: handling could be better

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2008 Dodge Avenger SXTReview
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Its Great! — I love this car its roomy with plenty of get up and go and great looks it kinda looks like a little charger. it is great on gas mileage. great handling. Not many problems with the engine or anything and i dont take it easy on the motor i push it a lot.

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

Pros: great get up and go

Cons: The uncoverd parts underneath

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2014 Dodge Avenger Reviews

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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

V6 is rated at 283 or so HP...not bad, not great! But a fun good looking car! No issues so far. Good mileage on the highway (over 30 usually). R/T has nice touches like striped seat and blacked-out ... Read More

2011 Dodge Avenger Reviews

Very Sharp And Good By szimmerman93

just overall big roomy and very good on gas, stereo well, esp for stock speakers. tires well good life on them, seats comfortable, back seat also. they come down for storage of big items, can handle a... Read More

It Is A Must See And Test Drive If You Are Looking A Good Sporty/small Family Car By Dillon

The Dodge avenger is a great car it has a lot of trunk space ans enough room in the back seat for a guy who's 6 feet 4 inches. the performance on it is amazing RWD can be faster than a dodge charger i... Read More

2010 Dodge Avenger Reviews

Just A Good Job By Dodge By BIGkam419rt

I drive a 2010 dodge Avenger R/T in bright silver. We bought the car a little less than a month ago after trading our lemon Durango for it. So far all i can say is l love it! Is it a charger? no. Is i... Read More

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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