2008 Dodge Avenger Expert Review
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.