"My 08 Avenger R/T has alot of power for passing. I love the sound of the engine when I start it up and it is a beautiful looking car. The steering in my R/T V6 is stiffer than the other models but you quickly get used to it. Lots of leg room and my 14 year old loves to drive it and can't wait until it is hers."
"I purchased this car during the gas price explosion. I was driving a Dodge Durango. (loved it except the gas mileage). I traded in the Durango for the Avenger, it had about 10,000 miles. I love that it is flex fuel! I have saved soooo much money by using Ethanol based gasoline (I have rec'd a rebate for $450 from Illinois for using E-85 which happens to be made in the area)I have driven it from Chicago area to So. Florida twice. Highway travel is comfortable. I have had some repairs made, but under warrantee and purchased extended warrantee. Front suspension & struts (internal defect), replaced front axle assembly, replaced outer tie rod ends w/align.
I live in the country and travel 30 miles each way to work. The winters are brutal. I miss my Durango this time of year! I have had no problems related to weather yet. I am happy with this car. Gas mileage is great."
"I bought this car in early 2009 when the economy was tanking. Needless to say, I got this car dirt cheap. However, the car is gorgeous and loaded. It runs very smooth and is very comfortable to drive. I hope to enjoy it for several more years!"
"Overall-a nice car. Performence could be a little better, but it can outrun most of the cars on the street. Appearance isn't too different from lesser Avengers, shame because the 3.5L R/T was top of the line in 08. Annoying squeel occaisionally comes through the right side air vent."
"Poor side visibility (blind spots). MyGiG has electric problems which drains battery. Safety switches for remote start needed adjusting. Been in shop 5 times for electrical work, problen lies with mechanics as well as product."
"I have had my 2008 Avenger RT AWD for about two months & I love it! Handles awesome & if you stay off the gas it gets good mpg. (22-25mpg mostly hwy) Love all the extra options but my favorites are the U connect phone & the built in hard drive for music. From my estimate it should hold approx 120 cd's. Would recommend this car but definately not at the new sticker price. (approx $31,000)"
"We have had our Avenger for almost 2 years. We purchased the V6 3.5 fully loaded. We love the power, the heated seats, and the look of the car. We have had no problems with the car and it has approximately 38000 miles on it. My husband has been driving it to work 4 days a week for the last 10 months @ 100 miles per day. I assume most of the bad reviews are for the smaller engine lower model car as our car is great."
"2008 R/T bought July 07. Now 2 years old 28,000 and I still LOVE it. Not sure what everyone means about a blind spot. And also not sure why people say the v-6 is sluggish. Um, NO. Mine kicks fanny. Maybe they just don't know how to drive it?? :) She still gets looks :) I think a lot of other drivers on the road are stunned when I get up on the highway and am doing 80 mph by the time I get to the highway and off the on-ramp. Only complaint is the rotors. But it wasn't a surprise because I owned a Intrepid ES before this. But my dealer was awesome and replaced all 4 and split the cost in half. Sadly, my dealer is one of the ones on the list. They only sell Toyotas now."
"Too many blind spots. Never should have bought it....if you're thinking about buying one, rent one, and see for yourself...NOT a good car at all. Too hard to drive, bad blind spots make it unsafe to drvie....I am going to see if I can return it."
"Traded a Durango for the 2008 Avenger because my Durango was having stalling problems. Bought the Avenger, loved the look, but it too started stalling while driving; very dangerous. Four trips to be serviced and they could not find the problem. The last straw was two days ago the car would not move out of park; got it to the dealer and of course with 37,000 miles it now was out of warranty. We told them to keep it and traded for a Nissan Altima. The bad thing was I just paid off the Avenger :("