1996 Dodge Avenger ES 2.2 from North America


A Lemon


Clutch (3times)


Clutch master cylinder

Brake cylinder

Trunk leak

CV Joints and Boots.

General Comments:

This was my teenage daughter's second car. It appeared to to a very solid and clean car when we purchased it. It was a very fun and economical sporty car.

However, after about one month of driving the master clutch went out. Had to be replaced 3 times until they figured out it was a bad hose not allowing fluid down to the brake and clutch line. "Something they have never seen before".

Things just went down hill from there. It was just constant repairs. This car stayed in the repair shop. We kept routine maintenance up on this car. There always something going out. We no longer own this car. Something happen to the brakes and my daughter went into a tailspin, landed in someones front yard and the engine went up in flames. Needless to say we no longer on the car and will never own another.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st September, 2002

7th Jul 2004, 18:54

The 1995 Dodge Avenger was not a good car! It had a lot of kinks in it. The 1998-1999 were a little better. It was a car thrown out on the show room floor to impress people. It is a lemon. My 1995 had the same problems and more. Was always in the shop.

31st Jan 2006, 13:56

Um maybe your daughter had something to do with it.

1996 Dodge Avenger Base 5-speed from North America


A sporty, roomy car


After a day of rough driving (racing) the head gasket blew. Was about a four hundred dollar repair.

Whenever I give it some gas in fifth gear, it pops out. can be held in place, but is a pain in the ass. Still looking into repairs, should be around one thousand dollars (or so the mechanic tells me..)

General Comments:

Sporty car, if you put some work into it. I put about 500 dollars into mine with only a new cool air intake and catback exhaust setup. since then its held its own in races.

One thing I'm very proud of is the lack of rattling. I have a 900 watt Sub in the trunk, and not one part of the car rattles.

Very comfortable seats, moon-roof adds a lot, gauges and dials are all placed well, and the sound system is awesome.

If you put some money into it, the avenger can become whatever you want it to be!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2002

24th Mar 2004, 12:32

Where did you find that air intake, and what kind of exhaust did you use? I have a 96 with the 2.5L, and can't find any aftermarket parts for it. Email me at jr9132003@yahoo.com.

1996 Dodge Avenger Base 2.0 from North America


It is a wonderful car


The car is in perfect shape, the only thing that I have done is replaced the tires.

General Comments:

I love my Avenger. I had wanted one for several year, but they had stopped making them. When I was ready to buy a new car I found a used Avenger. I love the way it drives and that it is low to the ground. It has a lot of nice features. It is a very comfortable car to take on long trip. There is more room in the back seat than most 4 door cars. I love it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2002

1996 Dodge Avenger ES 420a motor from North America


It is a unique car for the unique person be a leader not a follower


I haven't had any major problem's with this car then you would with any other car.

The battery died at 80,000 mile's

The timing belt is going out

The water pump is also going out

The engine was missfireing, but that was due too the previous owner's fault

Also the front passenger side strut is dead due to my friends poor mechanic abbillite's

90% of problems are under warranty so I pay nothing.

General Comments:

This is a great car I get a lot of comments on it people love the look it has and it is not a played out car like the civic around town. By the way it is faster then the civic ;p.

It uses the same engine component's as the mitsubishi eclipse, so you can add lots of after market product's to the engine which is great.

For the people who have owned one that gives them a lot of problem's it is mostly there own fault or the previous owner's fault due to the lack of care and poor treatment.

I take very good care or my car and change parts before they even are supposed to be changed and in return I have a very reliable car. I even race it all the time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th April, 2002