1996 Dodge Avenger ES 6 cylinder 24 valve from North America


It is a beautiful car and I will keep it with me forever


I recently have had to replace the timing belt, mind you that was something I had to do to stay within the warranty recommendations. It was not that expensive to fix.

Most recently I have had several repeat problems with the ABS light coming on the dash board, and as the car gets stored for the winter, I will not tackle this problem until now the spring time.

General Comments:

I enjoy the car very much as it handles with great accuracy.

It is very quick despite what other people have said.

I store the car for the winter periods as to keep it around for a very long time.

It is fully loaded with the exception of the moon-roof, as this is the only option is does not have.

The leather interior is so comfortable, and I really enjoy driving this car.

My friends love it as well, and this car will be sadly missed, now that it is in my garage for the winter time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st December, 2004

1996 Dodge Avenger 2.0 from North America


Small problems, Lots of Fun


1.head gasket leaking.

2.power windows shorting out.

3. rear window defrost takes too long.

4. takeoff is "nervous.

5. not comfortable after 1.5~2 hours of driving.

General Comments:

Let me first start off by saying if you buy this car or its counterpart (Chrysler Sebring) and you go over railroad rossings on a day to day basis, you will definitely feel it. I haven't spent any big amount of money for repairs so far, however I have and most likely will spend small amounts. I've spent 270 for gaskets, wires spark plugs and caps. fixed a problem from the engine "misfiring", don't remember the pocket damage, needed a wheel alignment.

And I know most people that already own an avenger will agree that the headlights on this car bug the h*ll out of them. its like it has a lot of mildew setting in, I've noticed this on every dodge avenger that I go by on the freeway. Its funny though I haven't seen it much on Sebrings, don't know why.

And now for the good news:

Gas mileage is good about 27/28 miles a gallon on the freeway.

Good takeoff speed.

About 25/28 dollars fill-up at 2.26/gallon.

A lot of legroom.


Not expensive for repairs.

Sporty at a cheap price.

Drives Fast, Looks Furious.

The perfect sports car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th November, 2004

1996 Dodge Avenger ES from North America




Repairs costly due to labor charges due to location of parts.

General Comments:

I must say I love my Avenger, from the sleek outward appearance and fast take off. But the front is low and I have a habit of scrapping front bottom.

The only complaint I have is the repair cost; everything located in the front engine compartment is difficult to repair and get to. In order to fix one part you must remove other parts. Which is costly and time consuming when paying a mechanic.

Recently was told I must replace the water pump and timing belt ($750). Last year had to replace something that cost over ($650) mostly due to the labor fee to remove the engine inorder to make repair.

Not sure who built this car; but they definitely need to rethink repair procedures.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th August, 2004

1996 Dodge Avenger ES 2.0 from North America


Grandpa's sports car


Oil leak.

General Comments:

This car is very comfortable and reliable.

It is a great looking car.

Deffinatly not fast and not a sports car by any means. I lost to a sunfire if that is any reference.

It would be a great car if it had any speed to go along with its great looks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd January, 2004

1996 Dodge Avenger ES 2.0L 4 Cylinder from North America


A comfortable affordable sporty car


Within the first month of owning my Avenger the transmission blew which ruined the clutch costing $1,500 to fix and that was just for parts.

A fog light burnt out also for some reason.

Head gasket leaks, but does not effect the performance.

General Comments:

Even though I have had to change the transmission and the clutch already on a vehicle with such low miles I love my car. It handles any curves I can dish out the this car. The engine has a nice whistle at about 5000 RPM (rotations per minuet) which makes the car sound like it has a turbo. Engine response is great and the car is extremely fast, 130 MPH and up, stock! The interior is very comfortable, I could sit and drive in this car all day long.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd January, 2004

8th Dec 2004, 19:39

I have a 95 Dodge Avenger. I love the car, but I have had to change the transmission fluid now twice in less than 15,000 miles. At least it is something I can change myself. I have had no problems other than that with the car. Very good gas mileage and handing. Very sporty car for the money. But I do not think the car would ever reach over 100. I have never had mine no where near it maybe like 80 something. I have the 2.5 v6 maybe I need to try it. I just do not feel the car would ever do over a 100.

28th Feb 2005, 06:06

I have had a great time with this car. This is my first car, so I would have an idea of it's capabilities. I have had it reach 110 mph no problem. So I am well aware of that it can reach speeds of 130 mph. With 135000 miles this car still runs amazingly great! No problems so far!! and had the car nearly a year now.

7th Mar 2005, 19:06

I myself have a 1996 Dodge Avenger ES and this is my first car as well. I love it. I don't know what you are talking about how you don't think this car can't do over 100. I've got it up to 100 very easily and I know it could do more. i haven't had any problems with my car yet. bought it with 80K miles on it and it is running very good. plan to do some performance upgrade to it.

9th Dec 2009, 14:06

Can't do over 100? Are you kidding? I ran mine to the end of the speedo and it was still pulling. It's mostly stock (all I have added is a cold-air intake) and while I have driven quicker cars, it's designed for high speed. Starts to squat instead of lifting off at 120+ like a lot of cars, and will rip through curves. Love mine, and it has the 2.0 4 cylinder, so I would hope your 2.5 V-6 would be able to do that.