2013 Dodge Avenger Owner Reviews & Problems
Reviews For Dodge Avenger
2013 Dodge Avenger - white 4 door with black interior.
I have a white 4 door Dodge Avenger. It has basic features such as air, radio with CD player, and electric windows. It is a great car for one or two people. I do not think the back has enough leg space which is why I say it is great for one or two people. It has a large trunk and the back seat will fold down to carry long items. It is a 4 cylinder so it does not really have the get up and go that I would like. But it is great on gas mileage. I haven't had that many problems out of it. But of course as soon as it was out of warranty, things started to go wrong. But they were more from mileage and use than defects. I recently had the battery go dead with no warning. That was very frustrating. I tried to start the car and couldn't. I had to get a tow to a car repair shop. They told me it was the battery. I thought, "ok, that is not so bad. Batteries are not that expensive. " However, on this car, the battery is in the front under a panel. It is not anywhere that can be easily changed. So my battery and installation cost close to $300. That has been my most expensive repair and I was thinking it would be at the most $150. I purchased the car new and have had it almost 6 years. I am ready for a change. I do not want to bend down to get into a car. I want to be able to just slide onto my seat. If not for that, I would not be thinking about a change. I would like to have the rear view camera which wasn't available on this car. All in all it is a great car.
A tale of two (or 11) tires.
The handling is the best feature. It is a very easy car to drive. I have had it for 4 years and put 85, 000 miles on it. Never had trouble with the steering. The engine is great, and the car is very quiet on the interstate. Air conditioning and heat work great and you can feel them almost instantly when turned on. I only have 2 complaints about the car: the dashboard/windshield wipers, and the tires. I have replaced the windshield wipers numerous times, yet they're still subpar. They do not help when it is simply sprinkling outside, and just make visibility worse. At night, it is almost impossible to see when it is raining, as the windshield wipers create streaks and a glare. Regarding the tires—I have had numerous problems with the tires of this car for the past 4 years that I have owned it. In fact, I had a problem just today. In the past 3 years, I have bought 11 tires for this car—only once as a result of my driving. The tires for this car are very specific, and expensive, and not often carried in stores. If I need them the same day, they are even more expensive. I once spent over $300 for one tire for this car. Overall, I would recommend this car, especially for the handling and how well it does on long drives (it is also very comfortable), but I would tell them to weigh the benefits of spending so much on tires for a car that depreciates in value fairly quickly.
2013 Dodge Avenger fair price for a decent car.
I do not know if the problems from my vehicle were from the accidents I was in or not, but there is still a lot of squeaking in the undercarriage of the vehicle. I have not brought the vehicle in to the repair shop, but I will need to because of the loud creeks/squeaking. Reliability is very good. I am able to take the vehicle far distances without having the temperature go too high or too low. The vehicle is good on gas and does not take much to fill the gas tank. I like the features for the year of the car, since it is older it does not have all of the new technology but it still has basic features. The vehicle is very comfortable drive. I believe it is a good car for the price.
Nice sporty style, handles very well, gas mileage is ok for car.
Some electrical issues with the batter and heating system. Factory car FM radio had periods of cutting out and not working. The factory car radio has quit working all together. When replaced with a different model, which was put in by a professional it did not work with the electrical system and many items that are stock in the vehicle no longer we're available. The dealer was unable to figure this problem out and we had to reinstall the non working FM radio. The Bluetooth is hard to connect but the CD player does work still. The battery does not stay for long due to electrical issues with the power antenna.
Absolutely love my Avenger!!
The only problem I have had with my car is when my driver side window went down and wouldn't go back up. Quick fix from a friend and haven't had problems since. I love having a sunroof in my car. Great for nice fall days to get some fresh air without having to roll down the windows and have your hair blowing everywhere! We take the car on vacation and it is very comfortable and there is tons of room. Great for driving in the mountains and it is great on gas. Love having a big trunk for luggage, groceries etc. and it is nice having the seats fold down for more space.
Do not buy this car to many problems for price.
A lot of car problems in the beginning. AC went out. Front end knocks and shakes. I loved the car at first, gas mileage is amazing and there is a lot of room in the car. Also the price I paid for the car was way over priced and when I started having problems with the car running the dealership wouldn't do anything about it. If I could go back I definitely would not have bought the car. Also airbags have had a lot of issues and recalls.
If you like a fast car you will like this one!
The car is not a 4 wheel drive. Which means if you plan on doing a lot of driving make sure you have a spare because your tires will get ate up. The car is a good car it rides smooth. The take off is smooth and quick. Make sure you keep up with maintenance! I like that it shows you when you need an oil change, you have a low tire or need to check engine! It can also be misleading when there are other problems!
Still sleek, stylish, and modern.
I have had my vehicle for over 6 years now and I haven't had any problems with it at all. It is been through a couple of rough and tough roads, but the drive is still very smooth. Quality of interior is very high, for the cost of the vehicle, I find the interior very luxurious. Usually cars tend to look outdated after other models come out, but my Avenger has not lost its stylish sleek look.
Fun to drive Dodge Avenger.
Really haven't had any major issues with this vehicle other than a heater problem. It gets good gas mileage and is very comfortable to ride in. My family does a lot of traveling and it is easy to drive and fun to get around in. Rides great on the highway and handles very well. I am bummed that Dodge quit making this model but I do not have any regrets buying it. It is a good car.
Dodge Avenger pros & cons.
The shape and model of the car is great and sporty. The engine is strong and powerful but certain aspects underneath the hood are not good. For instance, to have the battery changed in the vehicle you have to remove the front driver side tire, and brakes to get access because it is so low on that side of the engine. Needless to say that is costly in the labor department.