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