17th Feb 2005, 11:41

You Seem to be overstating these problem. trying to use a sports car to move, that is just silly, as for the head lights try a product called "flitz" your problems all seem minor this should not be a sad face, mabye a pale white one.

4th Sep 2005, 00:31

Well I have a 95' avenger es, and I don't really ever have much problems at all just the normal oil changes and simple stuff like that. I also have that film in the lights, but, I think it's the way the lights were made. It doesn't effect my night time driving at all though... Besides that's why you have fog lights... I don't have the problem with the windshield... My car is black with leather sliding sunroof and power everything... So it's really hot!!! especially here in Phoenix, Arizona...

7th Sep 2006, 21:22

If you wet sand your headlights it WILL clean them up.

What happens is the factory clear coat on the headlights gets chipped up or worn off and creates a very bad haze.

1 Wet sand them till all of the factory clear coat is off.

2 take a Brillo pad pink or green and scrub them for 5 minutes

3 buy a small can of polishing compound or Never dull at parts shop and polish them

4 Buy a can of GOOD clear coat IE dupont 3M Ect Ect Ect...

5 apply 2 to 3 layers of new clear coat

6 reinstall headlight assembly.

Perfect Nice Super Bright Headlights.

Also you can buy the blue Xeon bulbs for them at $30 a set.

2nd Jan 2008, 17:00

I have a 97 avenger and I absolutely love it. nothing has gone wrong with it and it drives strong. it has only 130000 miles and it drives better than new cars that I have driven. the film on the headlight is annoying, but it's an easy fix, you just have to do it. also, changing the headlight will make it better too. I love my car and am sure I will have it for a long time.

14th Apr 2009, 18:06

I have a 97 Dodge Avenger ES V6, and I have had nothing but problems with this car.

I have had to replace everything on here from the flywheel, the transmission 3 times (all used with lower miles from other Dodge Avengers), and even the engine (again from a used Avenger for parts).

I also have the nasty film on the head lights, and it makes the car look dirty and not as nice looking, and yes they are not that easy to remove.

I have had to replace my brakes at least once a year. Along with that I have had to replace both drive shafts and tie rods several times in the 5 years I have owned the car, and it still shakes when I hit 60 mph.

I have spent thousands of dollars on this car, and I am just waiting for the day I can finally push this thing off a cliff.

30th Nov 2010, 13:32

I own a 1997 Dodge Avenger and I had film on my lights but all I did was go to Wal-Mart and bought a light buffer kit and my lights are like brand new.

I will say that I have a rattle, and the check engine light has been on since I owned it, which has only been 2 years.

But on the good side, I didn't drive my car for 6 days after letting it sit in the weather 20- into the negatives and it started up like it was 70 degrees out.

So if small things bug you then don't get it, otherwise it is a great car.