Clip to hold the passenger visor came loose.
Brakes wear quickly.
Tires are the same way.
Few rattles, but I think the wiper was responsible for most of it.
Both engine belts broke at 64,000 miles.
Blew an oxygen sensor, but it was my own fault. I was going over 150mph.
This car is incredibly quick and handles like a dream. It's not very fast right off the mark, but can smoke most cars costing under $100,000 after it catches up to speed. Mine did have an aftermarket performance chip and a racing air filter. I was planning on really making it a head-turner, but a streak of bad luck put a halt to that. I unfortunately made the mistake of putting the maximum pressure in the tires after I noticed they were looking a little low, not realizing the change in traction that I caused. The next day while driving down a very steep & sharp turn, I lost control of the car, fishtailed, and slammed into an oncoming car at 40mph. The impact tore off the left rear wheel, shattered the windows, and crumpled the trunk area up like a sheet of paper. The car is completely totaled, yet my girlfriend and I walked away shaken, but unharmed. Good thing this car has a 5-star safety rating.
26th Aug 2004, 10:27
I agree that an avenger is a great car, but I don't agree with not taking your car to a dealership. Preventive maintence, which is what most dealerships really look for, is key to any car. If you fix the things that are about to break, before they break, it saves you money in the long run. And as far as changing a fuel injector, have you ever looked to see how hard it is to change one? You have to pull most of the top half of the motor apart inorder to get at it. Try changing spark plugs and wires once... it takes a long time and you still have to go further to get at the fuel injector. I hope you have good luck with your avenger because I know I have had it.