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2008 Dodge Avenger SXTReview
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Great Exterior Appearance And Expectable Performance — Awesome car, 2.7L engine is what you would expect, good gas mileage with pretty good performance. Very sharp looking car and the aftermarket parts companies are catching up quickly so you can make the car your own. I have the boston acoustic sound system,... absolutely great sound quality.

Pros: Sharp design, unrivaled sound quality, good gas mileage and performance

Cons: Harsh interior, the console is a hard plastic look and i have the light interior and it dirties quickly.

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Ok, But It Could Have Been So Much Better — Took one of the first UK diesel cars for a testdrive last year, and was rather disappointed. I love the very American styling, so this is a shame. The handling is decent, though sadly it does feel very big to drive in the UK. The ride quality is quite decent too, but again not outstanding. The worst thing about this car is that it isn't a patch on European or Japanese competitors available for similar money. The car feels overwhelmed by its sheer size and weight with the VW supplied diesel engine. I have only seen one of the roads here in the UK and frankly i'm not surprised. You would really have to love the way it looks, and get a really good deal to buy one.

Pros: Looks, standard equipment and fuel economy (diesel).

Cons: Dull to drive, quality and size.

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2008 Dodge Avenger SXTReview
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Good Looking,good Drive — I have the SXT with 2.7 liter flex-fuel engine.The engine is a high revver but needs more HP and Torque.Car looks great(Marathon Blue Pearl),nice interior.Great sounding Stereo System(Serius sat radio),18" Alloy Wheels.

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:8,000

Pros: looks,stereo,styling

Cons: needs more HP and Torque from the 2.7 Liter V6.

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I Love This Car! — Excellent, handles like a dream, beautiful body, impressive

Pros: everything!  I only have the base model and I am fully in love with it.

Cons: you have to turn your headlights on and off

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2008 Dodge Avenger SXTReview
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Great Car And Very Reliable. — Overall, the car is great. Handles really well, interior is nice and laid out well. The 4 cyl. engine is responsive and has decent power for a 4 cyl. If I had the money I would have gone for the R/T with the big 6 cyl. and gotten the navigation. But, I am really happy with the car.

Pros: Great styling.
Good throttle response.

Cons: 4 cyl. engine doesn't have the power that I want, but still good none the less.

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2008 Dodge Avenger R/T AWDReview
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Nice Looks, Decent Power, Handles Well —

I purchase the Avenger about three weeks ago. To replace one of my trucks. I choose the Avenger for two reasons looks and my daughter will be learning to drive next month. I liked the looks as it mimics the full size Charger. And for my daughters benefit I picked the AWD version which only comes in the R/T which was fine with me. I purchased the base line AWD R/T in Sunburst Orange which other than the factory floor mats are the only options. The AWD R/T is well eqpt. in it's standard form. You can have additional options with the available customer perfered packages. Which include items as SIRRUS radio, MP3 player, sun roof, leather seats and more. The fit and finish on the car is good, however there are a few areas where the factory missed in painting the inside of the front fenders. Power is good for a 235 HP V6, it performs well from a standing start and will pull very well while cruising at speed when needed to pass. Transaxel does shift quick and hard whether you are pulling out slow or standing on it. The dealer has indicated that the AWD R/T does have a different shift pattern as compared to the non AWD R/Ts, SE and SXT Avengers. The manual shift 6 speed auto works well and is alot of fun when by yourself. Interior is user friendly. The steering wheel controls for the radio are nice as is the tilt, telescopic steering wheel. The cruise control is in a bad location as far as I'm concerned. The multi control knob for the lights is a little busy as is the one for the wipers. Gauges are well placed and are easy to read in daylight or night time. The chrome on the shifter knob,steering wheel and shifter console cover are very annoying in bright sunlight and tend to shine in your eyes. Center console could be bigger can't hold much in it. I do like the sliding cover on the console as it does provide a nice resting area for your arm when extended forward. The can cooler is an interesting feature, however I use it like another glovebox. The seats in a word for comfort " suck ". The driver's side power seat does not have enough front end lift at the knees and the lumbar support could provide more support. I think it's a little shallow and does not give good support for your back. The lap and side seat bolsters are too small to do any good and they do not hold you in place. The seats are hard and not comfortable. The interior has too much plastic, they could have used some type of cloth material in addtion to the plastic. The auto climate control works very well, set it and forget it. According to the dealer the engine computer has a programed break-in period for the engine, which keeps the engine RPMs up and the fuel mixture rich for the first 3000 miles. Fuel mileage does suffer due to this program. Ride quality is good keeping in mind that it is an R/T so it is a little stiff although not uncomfortable. If my wife wants it must be nice to drive.

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

Pros: Nice looks, good power, fun to drive

Cons: Seats suck.

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2008 Dodge Avenger SEReview
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2008 Dodge Avenger Se — I love this car. For $17,500 it's great. Some are picking about it. It has enough power for me and it's not a dog like some say. If you don't like the ride,There's always the other models with different suspensions and bigger motors. I have the Silver Steel metallic and the metallic is one the best paint jobs I've seen with metallic. Great gas mileage.

Owner for 0 years, 3 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

Pros: Great styling,Agressive looking,The Silver Steel Metallic is excellent.Plenty of room in the back. Rides great. Dodge now has the Lifetime warranty. I don't many options, The soda cooler is pretty neat.My SE sounds powerful even though some say it's loud.

Cons: None

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2008 Dodge Avenger SXTReview
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Decent Quality For Decent Price — Cheaper, Smaller, less Powerful Charger. Extreme Blind Spots on each side. Performance is limited. Not built for speed. Don't expect to hit the gas and pass, you need plenty of room to build up speed first. The cloth seats are hard, not too comfortable on long trips. The chrome gear shift reflects sun light right into your face when driving. Interior feels cheap and plastic, rattles and shakes. Pretty annoying. The 4 cyl engine couldn't handle the weight of the car. Slow acceleration. Long wheel base made it difficult to handle tight turns at higher speeds. Transmission often slipped between 1st and 2nd gear, Dodge stated this was normal. Extremely small engine in an extremely large engine compartment. Reminded me of a pebble in a shoe box. There was plenty of room for the mechanical components however Dodge decided to put the battery behind the wheel well making it highly difficult to get to and replace. I personally paid way too much for it considering how many times it was broke down in the drive way. Kind of glad I totaled it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Style was attractive. Very easy to work on. Parts are inexpensive and easy to find. The 4 cyl was great on gas.

Cons: While the appearance of the exterior and interior were attractive, the car felt and sounded cheap and weak. The engine was too small for the vehicle and couldn't handle the weight of the car so performance was non-existent. Despite all of the breakdowns, I was able to repair everything myself easily with minimal tools and experience using youtube videos.

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2008 Dodge Avenger R/TReview
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Very Glad I Bought This Car, It's Going To Be In The Family For A Very Long Time. —

Stone White, Rear Spoiler, Tinted Windows, Leather, Power Moonroof, MP3, 6-CD Changer, Boston Acoustics, 18" Factory Alloys, I managed to put 46k miles on the tires the car came with new because of proper rotation and alignment and balancing, I was very surprised I got that much mileage out of the stock tires, the car has 46,755 mi. and so far, the best car purchase i've ever made, from quality standpoint and durability. Great handling, light and very responsive steering, decent 4 wheel ABS, gas mileage has been 16 city and up to 32+ on the open highway. We drove the Avenger R/T across the country loaded down to the max! with 5 occupants and the car averaged 27 mpg! Unbelievable! Dodge did a great job in building this car i've had zero problems whatsoever except for a few no big deal recalls, oh and a Limited Lifetime Warranty as long as I own it. Stone White Avenger R/T rolling down the street to this day gets many looks as we drive by, it has been my main transportation and a family car, I have 4 teens and we all fit comfortably we all love this car! I recently paid it off and letting one of my kids use it to go to college and she is thrilled! Thanks for reading...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Dependable and fun to drive family car

Cons: none

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Great Car To Own And Drive — it goes great when you give it gas and it handles great too. It is built to last interior is nice and the body was desisned great its not alot to own one this car is amazing to drive you name it it will do it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great car all around

Cons: NONE

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2014 Dodge Avenger Reviews

Beautiful By jessicalee529

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2013 Dodge Avenger Reviews

Powerful, Nimble, Luxurious By carMD

This car has a powerful v6 engine that sounds great and the RT trim adds sport suspension for great handling. The RT trim has a lot of luxury features making this car true value for money in it's clas... Read More

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this car is really not worth buying unless your buying it just for the names sake. it did drive well as far as handling goes but power is what it lacks majorly but then i could just be expecting more ... Read More

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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