1997 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5 from North America
I would not buy another 1997 Dodge Avenger
My transmission went bad at 120,000. First and second gears were completely shot. It costs $1500.00 to have it rebuilt.
Cup holder has broken two times.
The pins will not stay in the glove compartment, so it falls open.
I bent 3 of the factory rims, due to minor pot holes. It cost $175.00 to fix each time. I replaced the rims completely in 1999.
I have an oil leak coming from the head gasket.
The driver side window has broken away from the track.
There are a few other minor thing that I could fix myself.
I am disappointed with the take off speed, but I'm too old to worry about racing anybody.
I do sincerely like the appearance of the car, and it does turn heads.
I use to drive 600 miles per week with this car, and I put over 100,000 miles on it within three years. These were all highway miles.
If they were still making the Avenger, then I would buy another one for one of my kids. I have heard that a lot of the problems that I have had have been fixed.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th February, 2003
1st Mar 2005, 09:33
I my self got a 1997 avenger and I love it it has never seen the inside of a garage other than for an oil change or a tune up, but I live the style of the rims, but they are too weak all of my rims are bent so now I am useing rims off of a chevrolet :- (
7th Jan 2008, 01:09
I love my 97 Avenger. It is my first car, and only problem I had with it was the starter going out. Great car with awesome fuel mileage. My car right now has 208 000 km on it and it runs like a beauty. Even hit 230 km/h one time and it went real smooth (after removing speed limiter). My car has even been in an accident before and its still going. Only complaint is that you can't open your windows after a rainfall since your window control will get wet.