1995 Dodge Avenger Reviews

1995 Dodge Avenger Highline 2.0 I4 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership1995
Engine and transmission 2.0 I4 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance197000 miles
Previous carChrysler Laser

Summary:

Hidden gem, now dead

Faults:

This car is amazing, only basic maintenance needed; timing belts, and brake pads.

Had to change the water pump once.

Clutch never went, original at 197000 miles!!!

Seats are plush, but lack lumbar support over long distances.

This car can take beatings, such as hitting snow banks and guard rails without so much as a small dent or scratch.

General Comments:

This car was the secret gem of the Dodge/Chrysler company.

The engine, while underpowered, could have real gusto when revved high enough. Great mpg, with the lowest at 24, average 28, and highest at 38 on the highway with AC!

The large volume of interior could haul 3 adults in the back quite comfortably, while the huge trunk and folded seats could haul 9 foot long boards with it all enclosed in the car!

The car handles great in the winter, with the larger tires and front wheel drive giving it great control in the ice of upstate New York.

I really wish they hadn't killed off the engine, and the new Avenger cannot live up to the specs and respect I had for the previous model. The company did wrong by eliminating the original lean coupe style, and using a bold, beefy, large vehicle instead. Would be great to at least bring back the Neon or a hatch version of it, instead of the Caliber.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st December, 2011

1995 Dodge Avenger from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Automatic
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.0 / 10
Most recent distance960000 miles
Previous carDodge Avenger

Faults:

I have a 95 Dodge Avenger that I enjoy driving, but it's been broken down for a number of months.

At first I just had to replace the head gasket. The next day it would start, but would try to stall out. The only way it'd stay going was to always give it gas.

Now it won't even start, it's not getting any spark. I replace the ignition coil, engine control computer, all the spark plugs and wires, and I still don't have spark. Need help, don't know what to do next.

General Comments:

I love to drive it when it runs. It has great pick up, but is a bit long for tight U turns.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th February, 2010

1995 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L V6 24 valve from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.5L V6 24 valve Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired162000 kilometres
Most recent distance169000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Pathfinder

Summary:

Great looking, and so far reliable

Faults:

Lower control arm was worn, $130 for a new one.

Lower lateral arm separated yesterday, phoning Dodge tomorrow.

Intake manifold gasket and upper plenum gasket were in pieces, causing the car to idle at 2-1/2 rpm. Fixed for $20 and the exhaust no longer glowed red.

General Comments:

So far so good, besides the lower lateral arm separating itself from the balljoint. Thank God I was only doing ten kms an hour.

Slow at start off.

Good gas mileage, and find it very comfy and sexy looking.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 8th March, 2009

1995 Dodge Avenger from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic

Summary:

Can anything else go wrong

Faults:

I like the car and its speed, but it hits all the bumps in the road. I had a tune up and at least all the sensors in the car replaced because the were not working right. It cost me 950 dollars. The car is okay until something goes wrong on it. Then you have a big whole in you pocket. My winds-hield wipers don't work and no one can fix it, but the dealership just like all the electronic stuff wrong with it. I love it to much to get another on. But it cost more to get fixed. The tune ups are more than usual because you have 3 spark plugs that are hard to get to. You get one thing fixed and something else is wrong with it. Give me a break. Its my first car, I'm 18 so I guess I'm doing better than most.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th April, 2007

13th Apr 2007, 19:30

Lot of stuff you can fix yourself. windshield wipers, very easy to fix. and probably with the cost is due to the fact that everything has to be imported (it's a Mitsubishi and based on the old Galant plateform.)

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 19 reviews