1995 Dodge Avenger Base 2.0 DOHC 4 cylinder from North America


A fun car, good on gas, and great looking too


The transmission blew the casing apart around Christmas 2000, which was replaced under my extended warranty from my dealer.

Had to replace the plugs and wires about four months ago, due to a short in a wire.

Have a small intermittent thunk in the front end over certain bumps. This hasn't been figured out yet.

General Comments:

After owning a Camaro, I knew this car wouldn't have a lot of performance to equal that. I was fairly surprised at what I did end up with. My car has a 5 speed manual transmission, which isn't nearly as quick as my other car, but isn't a slouch either.

I do wish the suspension was a little tighter, but that is probably because I miss the rail-like handling of my previous car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2001

2nd Oct 2001, 00:01

I own a 95 Avenger and I love it... I also have that annoying THUNK sound in the front end, but after many examinations by numerous mechanics it was 2 things, the plastic right behind the bottom of the front bumper was a little loose causing most of the noise, and the pinion bolt, which doesn't effect the pinion at all, just makes a rattle noise every so often, what I was told was turn your stereo up and ignore it...

12th Feb 2004, 19:28

I own a 1995 dodge avenger and a 1995 Chrysler sebring lxi they are great cars. As for the thunk both of you guys hear it is a lower ball joint causing that. It cost me $800 canadian to replace it and it is new again. My Sebring transmission is perfect, but the avenger I rebuilt it 6 times now. thanks, and remember GRAD LIFE BY THE HORNS DRIVE A DODGE.

1995 Dodge Avenger ESi V6 from North America


Good value if you take care of it


Calipers were replaced and brake system was improved with after-market parts in 1998.

The electrical harness shorted out and was replaced in 2001.

Air intake valve was sticking and was replaced correcting rough engine performance and poor starting ($5). For a small part it was causing a great number of problems (apparently this is a recurring Mitsubishi engine problem)

General Comments:

This car handles well for a larger sports sedan. It seems the harder you drive it the better it responds.

The rear seats are large compared to other comparable cars such as the Ford Mustang and provide excellent access to the truck for larger items.

I have noticed it runs much better on higher octane gasoline (at least 89). Whether this is in my mind or actual is another matter...

The V6 provides excellent passing power. I find it even more responsive by turning off the overdrive. You aren't going to win races with this car, but you will look good passing trucks!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th July, 2001