Dodge Avenger (2007 – 2010) Review

Dodge Avenger (2007 – 2010) At A Glance


+Looks American, if that's what you want. Well equipped for the price.

-Pointless alternative to the much more sophisticated Mondeo.

On average it achieves 97% of the official MPG figure

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Child seats that fit a Dodge Avenger (2007 – 2010)

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Real MPG average for a Dodge Avenger (2007 – 2010)


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Average performance


Real MPG

24–51 mpg

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Dodge Avenger

"I am looking to buy a Dodge Avenger 2008. Found one for £6000 which I'm quite pleased with. Just got 2 Questions if any one can help. 1. Are Dodge parts generally expensive? I am a bit clueless to the US range of cars in this country. 2. The engine in the model i am looking to buy is the VW 2.0 Diesel, it is currently on 33,400 miles. What are the intervals for timing belts and how much generally to change one?"
Rare car so parts will be hard to get, you won't see much help from FIAT that now runs Chrysler, so you may have to get the parts from the USA. VAG says timing belt, tensioner and waterpump every 4 years or 40k miles. These cars are cheap for many reasons.
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Dedicated foreigner to fashion

"As a retired former senior executive in the car industry, the most refreshing aspect of your column is the even-handed way you dispense advice on customer and manufacturer complaint resolution. Since retiring I have deliberately adopted a strategy of buying used “unfashionable” cars that depreciate heavily and then running them into the ground. 5 years ago I bought a 53 plate 15,000 mile white Subaru Legacy 2.0 Saloon at a trade price of £7000, which my wife runs. A year later I bought an 05 plate 18000 mile Citroen C5 1.6hdi for £8,000 to run myself. The Legacy has now done 80,000 miles and the Citroen 72,000. Both cars have been admirably cheap to run, but the Citroen feels fragile is starting to look tatty, and is starting to cost money having required new discs all round, injector seals, and a new cooling fan and ECU. What can I replace it with that is biggish, comfortable, economical, unfashionable and depreciates badly. "
Let's see, now: KIA Magentis, Hyundai Sonata, Chevrolet Epica, Dodge Avenger, SEAT Toledo. Avoid SAABs, Vectras, Alfas and FIATs with the 1.9 diesel engine.
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