2008 Dodge Avenger Owner Reviews & Problems
Reviews For Dodge Avenger
Battery is located behind driver side wheel, not under hood.
Dodge Avenger has a large gas tank, but it uses a lot of gas in a short amount of time. It's a fairly comfortable car, roomy, with decent internal storage, but no pockets on back of front seats. I like the cup holders that come down from the middle of the back seat. The trunk fits quite a bit. I hate where the battery is located, making it difficult to access by having to remove a tire. Parts are unfairly expensive, making the monthly insurance on it very high and it is not even fully covered. The car is shaky when it drives over 50 mph, even after putting new tires on, but it is over 100, 000 miles. The passenger airbag light has been on for a while, not sure if the sensor is broke or the actual airbag. Overall the car does its job, get me to and from work and my kids school. Just hope no major parts break anytime soon.
Review of the 2008 Dodge Avenger.
I absolutely love the look of my car. I come from previously only owning Chevrolet vehicles so it was a surprise to me when the engine had to be replaced after 200, 000 miles, considering Chevys run for a very long time. I do not believe that I would purchase another Dodge vehicle, however, my Avenger has done a decent job at getting my family from point A to point B for the past couple years. As far as the comfortability and features, the Avenger is very large with an extremely roomy trunk. The back seat has sufficient legroom for passengers and the leather seats hold up well to any potential damage (in my case, dog nails potentially cutting into leather). The GPS screen is helpful and easy to maneuver quickly so there is not much distraction from driving.
Handles poorly in bad weather
For the most part my avenger has been a very reliable vehicle. It gets me where I need to go, and it's just gotten over 180,000 miles on it. Gas mileage is usually about 23 or 24 mpg, so it could be better. Car is starting to squeak a lot in the rear suspension, and there's some unknown error code coming in right now that I can't figure out. But I've been mostly able to do all my own repairs, and it's a comfortable ride. Overall I like the car, though I probably wouldn't buy another avenger.
Comfortable, reliable Avenger that will take you places.
Our Dodge Avenger has been a very reliable car. The only problems we have had are with the rotors. They have been replaced a couple times. It is fairly comfortable and easy to drive. The engine is fast. Our model has your basic radio system with some nice door speakers. I really like how there is an extra compartment above the glove compartment that blends in so it is hard to notice. We are very thankful to have this car. It has made several long trips over the years.
It has experienced off and on mechanical issues the entire time I have owned it.
Bought the car used. Have had engine issues pretty much from the start. I have had it to numerous garages, but it is so intermittent that no one can seem to pinpoint the issue. Have owned it over 5 years. Other than some mechanical issues, the only other complaint is the outside body is experiencing rust issues. The car was treated for this when I purchased it, but evidently it didn't get a good seal. Great trunk space and very roomy on the inside.
Prone to rust at bottoms of doors, remove two plastic tape pieces covering drain holes near inside bottom of doors to avoid this issue. Replace both low beam and high beam lights with HIR 9011 high beams for better night vision.
Reliable vehicle, low maintenance. Unusual repairs at higher mileage typically include the air intake manifold to resolve stalling/hesitation and replacement of alternator due to pulley wear (squealing noise, 900000 mile item). Low oil will cause the rod bearings to fail, check monthly and change to 10w30 after 150000 miles to avoid this costly repair. Very reliable in all other regards so long as owner follows basic maintenance. Would recommend.
Dodge is the best car as I think.
Actually I like Dodge product especially Dodge challenger is my favorite car. Next to it I like Dodge Avenger and I like my car too. They are many reason why I like. My car the first thing is it saves diesel more. Than my friends car which is not Dodge. The second thing is I can get every spare part for my car if I wanna change it. There are access of spare parts and also they are affordable for every body. They are not expensive as other cars.
Worn Out and Needs Replaced
Car has been dependable for most of the time we have owned it. Purchased Nov 2017 as a demo. Husband commuted in it. He got a new truck a few years ago and I took over the car because we got a better deal trading off my car at the time. Since taking over the car it has had multiple repairs valuing far more than the car is worth. It has around 245k on it. It's worn out and needs replaced. It was a cheap car that to get us by.
Reliability, dependability, excellent gas mileage.
I have not had any problems with my car. The performance is great. It is very reliable. The seats are comfortable. There is ample trunk space, as well as back seat space. This is my first Dodge and I assure you that my next vehicle will be a Dodge as well. I never knew how affordable the Dodge Charger was until recently. I have always heard nothing but good things about Dodge cars and trucks.
Wonderful comfort vehicle for long trips.
This vehicle gets amazing gas mileage as well as having a very fast working a/c and heat and super comfy seats makes driving more enjoyable. The width of the car makes it more comfortable to make long trips as well so you won't feel as cramped. The only problem we have had so far is the engine revving up to 2000 rpm up on starting the car but after a few seconds it goes back down to normal.