2008 Dodge Avenger Consumer Reviews

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2008 Dodge Avenger
4.2
Average based on 48 reviews
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Looks great, surprisingly very gas friendly!

by from Upstate NY on October 19, 2012

I bought my Used 2008 Avenger in the spring of 2010. I immediately was in love with the outside (I originally was thinking of a Charger). For a 4 cylinder it was powerful while still being gas friendl...
I bought my Used 2008 Avenger in the spring of 2010. I immediately was in love with the outside (I originally was thinking of a Charger). For a 4 cylinder it was powerful while still being gas friendly. Not only did I do city driving but I also took it on road trips from NY to VA several times and I never filled up more than twice, even with a uhaul trailer! I never ran into any problems with it except for whatever things happened with me. (I ran over debris and it ended up puncturing ther vapor chamber, someone backed into me etc) It looks great, great gas economy, comfortable (ive driven 10+ hours in it) And it is Super safe! I would know because I got into an accident where someone ran a redlight and T-boned me. Despite a fairly serious accident (windows broken, frame damaged, and side & curatin airbags deployed) I only ended up with a bruise on my thigh. It was totaled out and now im on a hunt for another! :) I would buy this for my children one day!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Fantasic car - Lots of fun!

by from Upstate New York on March 20, 2007

I bought this model in the black pearl finish. It's beautiful. The black coloring has irridencent flecks in the paint, which gives it a unique style. The car is roomy, and comfortable. The car has...
I bought this model in the black pearl finish. It's beautiful. The black coloring has irridencent flecks in the paint, which gives it a unique style. The car is roomy, and comfortable. The car has a wide range of features including luxury upgrades like a "my gig" system, two tone leather seats and electronic traction control. I have never loved a car more. It drives great. Quick pick-up and a smooth quite ride. There are radio controls on the back side of the wheel, so you can keep your hands on while scrolling stations, etc. (totally awesome). You're higher off the ground than a normal car, giving you the feeling of an SUV, without having one. This car makes you feel safe. It's like driving a luxurious tank. Easily the best car I've ever driven and simply execellent.
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Most reliable vehicle I've owned & economical

by from Rochester, New York on August 9, 2011

A great vehicle for traveling long distance. Great gas mileage. Comfortable and dependable on long distance driving.
A great vehicle for traveling long distance. Great gas mileage. Comfortable and dependable on long distance driving.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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glad i made this choice

by from marlboro, nj on June 15, 2007

was looking for a car that will eventually become my daughters' car in 1 year after she learns to drive. well we are both very happy with this choice. it has all the bells and whistles as well as good...
was looking for a car that will eventually become my daughters' car in 1 year after she learns to drive. well we are both very happy with this choice. it has all the bells and whistles as well as good handling and safety features wanted. the drive is smooth and the handling very responsive. it is a very easy driving car.
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Best Vehicle I've ever owned.

by from on July 30, 2013

SXT with a 2.4 L engine. Bought new in Dec. '07. Since then I've put 138,000 (mostly interstate) miles on it. Other than oil/air filter changes the only thing I've done to it is replace brake pads and...
SXT with a 2.4 L engine. Bought new in Dec. '07. Since then I've put 138,000 (mostly interstate) miles on it. Other than oil/air filter changes the only thing I've done to it is replace brake pads and front rotors and replace one ignition coil (total cost ifor the ignition coil including labor was $100). Car still looks and runs great. Ideal commuter car. Would buy another one in a heartbeat.
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Value for the Money, reliable too.

by from El Paso TX. on July 18, 2013

I have had mine for almost 4 years, no problems any kind, save a lot on gas compared to the one I HAD BEFORE ( a Stratus), looks nice, this engine 2.4 is one of the best I have had, the only cons. is ...
I have had mine for almost 4 years, no problems any kind, save a lot on gas compared to the one I HAD BEFORE ( a Stratus), looks nice, this engine 2.4 is one of the best I have had, the only cons. is the visibility to the back.
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Snazzy

by from Plattsmouth,NE on April 4, 2012

I love my Dodge Avenger. It looks hot inside and out and it runs great. The only downfall for me are the blindspots. They're not too bad when changing lanes, but backing out of a parking spot can be r...
I love my Dodge Avenger. It looks hot inside and out and it runs great. The only downfall for me are the blindspots. They're not too bad when changing lanes, but backing out of a parking spot can be really nerveracking.
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Not what I bargained for

by from Avon, MN on April 2, 2008

I purchased my Avenger in September and I have had one problem after the other. Some minor some not. The trunk leaked, the dome lights didn't work (which was a major fix with the electrical system). J...
I purchased my Avenger in September and I have had one problem after the other. Some minor some not. The trunk leaked, the dome lights didn't work (which was a major fix with the electrical system). Just had it in to uninstall an auto start and reinstall a different one. It wouldn't work with the security. That's a full MN Winter without an auto start (Not a good time). I have had it in the shop a total of 32 days since I purchased it.
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Noisest car I have ever owned

by from Tillsonburg, ontario,CA on October 16, 2007

I have a new avenger SXT with the world 2.4 L engine. The engine is extremetly loud changing gears, in the city, but once in 3rd it is quiet. On the highway the road noise in the cabin is terrible, th...
I have a new avenger SXT with the world 2.4 L engine. The engine is extremetly loud changing gears, in the city, but once in 3rd it is quiet. On the highway the road noise in the cabin is terrible, there does not appear to be even an oz of noise insulation in the entire car. It is a same as it is otherwise a very nice car It has an excellent radio which on the highway can bearly be understood because of the road noise. It is a shame as I really like the car.
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Fun little Car - With a decent amount of room

by from Detroit, MI on March 26, 2007

I was looking for a good size car that was sporty and I found it! I own the 2008 Dodge Avenger R\T (3.5 V6) and I love it. Its fun and peppy especially if you play with the Autostick. The interior ...
I was looking for a good size car that was sporty and I found it! I own the 2008 Dodge Avenger R\T (3.5 V6) and I love it. Its fun and peppy especially if you play with the Autostick. The interior is quiet, rides good...the R\T has a stiffer suspension and handles very well for a mid size sedan. The only nit-picks I have are....I wish the brakes were a little more reponsive and I wish there was less hard plastics on the interior. I am 6'3" and I can sit in the back seat comfortably....thats a big plus. I commute 260 miles a day at 75mph and am pulling down 25+ MPG! Can't Beat it!
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