1997 Avenger

Consumer Reviews

1997 Dodge Avenger

1997 Dodge Avenger

Review Score

4.0 out of 5 stars

4.0

3 Reviews
67% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.3 out of 5 stars Comfort
3.3 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4 out of 5 stars Interior Design
3.7 out of 5 stars Reliability
4 out of 5 stars Performance
4.7 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

Best car yet

by Fire211 from woodruff WI on Wed Dec 08 2010

Great car, not bad on gas mileage, during the summer it runs amazingly and has just enough power to be fun. sun roof allows for a nice breeze , the cars body look amazing and has a nice tuner look to it also has a mean look to it. During winter it has always started -18 and up never had problem starting Traction during the winter is bad unless its just the tires i have because i slide but other wise it is an amazing car

4 out of 5 starsComfort
3 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

nice ride

by no prob from Chicago , Il on Mon Nov 09 2009

I bought this car new, have only had minor problems,did maintance when scheduled, handles like a sports car, great in snow with snows.great gas mileage.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car!!

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3 out of 5 stars

Good looker but bad go-er

by tomwiz from Chicago, IL (NW suburbs) on Fri Aug 28 2009

I have had my v6 97 dodge avenger(w/ 62K miles) for a little over 4 years now. It was babied and never driven in snow its entire life till me. It looks great and the car is somewhat reliable. I found out the hard way that the ball joints on the car are recalled. my exhaust has had 2 leaks and its all in one area that they dont make a part for anymore. I got the v6 and cant change the spark plugs due to the intake. The suspention is good for corners but do not expect smooth bumps. Paint is fading. Lots of torque in the snow so be careful. interior is great. i have noticed a leak in the ceiling that i dont know where it is coming from. Car is hard to maintain. All that aside. Very fun car.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
2 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
2 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1997 Dodge Avenger

The Avenger is Dodge's four-passenger coupe, a hybrid of sedan functionality and sports-car enthusiasm.

Conceptually similar to the Ford Thunderbird and Toyota Celica, the Avenger is not a performance car because the hottest engine you can choose is the 163-horsepower, 2.5-liter V6. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 140 horsepower standard, but the V6 is more satisfying to drive and is nearly as economical.

I noticed this engine did not seem to have an abundance of mid-range power. When I needed to speed up a little to move through a hole in traffic or climb a hill it required a full-throttle kickdown in order to get going. I even tried manually shifting the automatic transmission out... Read More