1996 Dodge Avenger ES 6G72 3.0L V6 from North America
Sleek Looking Turd
Crank sensor twice.
All three ball joints on both sides.
Intake manifold gasket.
Burned oil somewhat, but leaked like an oil tanker.
Plugs and wires.
Both front hub assemblies.
My girlfriend (now wife) bought this car with her own money. If I could have been there I would have told her to run far away. She told me she bought this because she liked the way it looked. I do agree with that, but being into DSMs and Mitsubishi's I knew what she was in for.
This car looked sharp when she first got it. It was black with the aluminum rims. After one winter in Ohio the rockers got owned. They were completely gone. Now I think some of Dodges products look good and are priced well. Dodge/Chrysler's quality is by far the worst. Maybe a Yugo would be worse, but that's it. One of the ball joints fell off at a 5 point intersection. The other one fell off in a parking garage. No tow truck would come and get it because of clearance issues which made me even more mad. This car for some reason has 3 ball joints on one side. Not only that, but some of them are connected to a long bar which made them hundreds of dollars instead of 10-50 dollars. Do not buy any Dodges if you value your money. This car was so bad I traded it for an 89 Toyota Tercel, which should tell you more than you ever need to know.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th July, 2020
13th Jul 2020, 14:46
Nice honest review. But American car reviews on here are quite inconsistent. Some say they are the worst cars ever with awful build quality; others will say they were the best car they ever had. I guess it depends on which model, manufacturer and probably more important - the time period. Though generally I have found various 1990s cars from around the world to be among the most reliable.