Dodge Avenger Saloon Owner reviews

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SXT 4dr

  • Overall verdict4/5
  • What it's like to drive4/5
  • Running costs4/5
  • Quality4/5
  • Average MPG0 mpg

The car is fantastic, i'm not sure why its getting such rubbish reviews. the interior is not pasticy, its got a good overal finish. Driving it around on a daily basis, instead of a ten minute test drive, you see where the car really excells. On the motorway its fantastic, it is smooth, and its great at sitting at 70mphish. The mygig system is great, having all your music in one place is great. Its a hell of alot of car for not much money, i got mine at 9999 and its one year old, had 3,900 miles on the clock. more or less a brand new car!

Matt Ramsey, Suffolk, January 14th 2009

CRD SXT 4dr

  • Overall verdict2/5
  • What it's like to drive3/5
  • Running costs3/5
  • Quality3/5
  • Average MPG40 mpg

i test drove this car a couple of months ago and i drove the ear bleeding 2.0 crd model which had as much refinement as a dancing hippo but from the reviews i didnt expect a smooth engine the drive is hard 2 describe the grip isnt bad and it does have a smooth ride good for motorways but take it on a b road and i personally thort id roll it on to the roof body control is pretty apauling at best, and stearing offers literally no feed back which makes the car even less appealing to drive, i gave the ' in the cabin option 3 / 5 stars purely because of the equipment, had it only been for quality it would be off the scale, i seriously dont know how Dodge / chrysler can get away with the plastics, they feel aswell made as an old lada, dreadful, and the leather seats are as plasticy as michael jackson overall not a bad attempt but if theyd left the americans to design and given the germans to build it would be a hell of alot better but its american, what more do you expect ?

Dominic Tomalin, Northamptonshire, September 8th 2008

CRD SXT 4dr

  • Overall verdict3/5
  • What it's like to drive3/5
  • Running costs4/5
  • Quality3/5
  • Average MPG0 mpg

Having read the generally bad reviews of this car I thought that I'd go and see what it was like for myself. There are very few, if any, genuinely bad cars on sale in the UK these days, and this is not one of them. The ride of the car is very smooth, which is a big plus, and the handling seems ok, although not particularly sporty. It steers directly enough, but doesn't have much feedback. The biggest problem with the Avenger is its sheer size; it is big - and it feels big on the road. Also when reversing, the rear of the car is difficult to gauge accurately. I drove the diesel model, which uses the VW 2.0 TDI engine. In the Dodge it is rather noisy, which is a shame, but I am led to believe that it is decently economical. The cabin is generally well laid out (apart from the ignition being to the left of the steering wheel rather than the right) and the My Gig ICE system is rather impressive. There is plenty of room in the front and back, although the boot is disappointing considering the overall dimensions of the Avenger. The quality of materials are ok, rather than good, but certainly not enough to put me off were it a really good car to drive. Overall, pretty decent, but could have been an awful lot better.

Fredrik Rich, West Yorkshire, November 19th 2007

CRD SXT 4dr

  • Overall verdict3/5
  • What it's like to drive3/5
  • Running costs4/5
  • Quality3/5
  • Average MPG0 mpg

Having spent more time with this car, I feel it has become worthy of a further review - only just. I am a hard driver and have begun to appreciate just how well this car handles in the dry, so much so that I feel it had to pointed out, although there is absolutly no feedback from the steering wheel. The car still attracts attention and I have to admit it is a good looking car. It's unfortunate that the car looks like a performance saloon, while it actually is embarassed by much meeker-looking vehicles in the acceleration stakes. The engine is woefully underpowered and unrefined for a car of this size and look. It leaves me wanting more everyday. It should also come as standard with parking sensors, it's a typical Chrysler omission that it isn't even a factory-fit option, as reversing is just guess-work.

pavan paul, Essex, November 2nd 2007

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