2008 Dodge Avenger
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Highly recommend it!!!!

by from on January 16, 2014

I absolutely loved this car!!! Its very reliable, and to be honest, I didn't really have much trouble in the snow. Its great on gas too! I sadly don't have the car anymore due to an accident, but I am...
I absolutely loved this car!!! Its very reliable, and to be honest, I didn't really have much trouble in the snow. Its great on gas too! I sadly don't have the car anymore due to an accident, but I am looking forward to getting another one!!!!! Loved it so much!!
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Not What I expected to buy, but very satisfied!

by from Los Angeles, Ca on August 1, 2013

When I came on this website to search for a new car, this was not what i initially intended to be looking for. I previously owned a Lancer & was into other Lancer Evo's or Subaru's WRX.. Well, that al...
When I came on this website to search for a new car, this was not what i initially intended to be looking for. I previously owned a Lancer & was into other Lancer Evo's or Subaru's WRX.. Well, that all changed when I found my Avenger RT at a local dealership. Although its not as sporty as the cars I came here for, it offered me both a few other things I never considered. The Avenger RT gives me enough of the sporty look that I want, as well as the comfort of feeling like a luxury car. It also has tons of room in the cab & in the trunk. Kind of makes me feel like I'm finally maturing. :) All in all, its a great car with A LOT more interior features than I am accustomed to!
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Best Value for the Money and a Homerun

by from Florida on March 14, 2010

2008 Dodge Avenger. I have over 61,000 miles and I bouhght this car brand new. No major problems, just normal maintance like oil changes. Tires are like new.The vehicle is the best kept secret on the ...
2008 Dodge Avenger. I have over 61,000 miles and I bouhght this car brand new. No major problems, just normal maintance like oil changes. Tires are like new.The vehicle is the best kept secret on the planet. I have a 2.4 cyl that gets over 31 - 32mpg on the highway. I owned Cadillac's and other luxury cars in the past and since I was retired I needed to scale back. I bought this Dodge Avenger. What a pleasant surprise. What a value. I can't say enough about the comfortable ride. I have a home up North and down South. When I travel to my home down South I drive right through and it is an 18 hour drive and I am not even tired. The ride and comfort is even better than the Cadillac's, Rivera's and Toronado's I owned years ago. Highly recommend this bargin vehicle to anyone. I don't understand why Consumer Reports rates this vehicle down near the bottom. Consumer reports must be biased.
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