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Dodge Avenger, Coupe
Jun 03, 2005 (6:54 am)
Boy I still remember my 1996 black loaded but leather Avenger. It was a nice smooth riding car and kind of rare too. I would have love to keep it but it had too many problems such as battery, brakes rotors, ABS light. And because the car was light wasn't very good in snow with AS tires. But over all it was a cool looking car with room. It they still made them I would get one, but not the Dodge Strauss that they have today.
#46 of 198 Re: see ya; good luck; PS (Parting Shots) [99miata]
Jun 05, 2005 (10:21 pm)
I have a 1996 dodge advenger es, and it is so unreliable. I make sure I have my cell phone with me at all times.
Jun 05, 2005 (11:31 pm)
We factory ordered ours in the first model year. Black, 4 cyl, 5 speed. We knew we were going against conventional wisdom by not waiting for the kinks to be worked out, but we just loved the styling, roominess and gas mileage. And yeah, maybe it ain't "fast", but I'll tell ya what it is peppy. My biggest complaint (now that I am getting old and gray)? The damn road noise at freeway speeds!!
This car has not given us a lot of trouble. Some, but not a lot. 6 months after we bought it, it had lifter noise -- turned out it had to have the rear main seal replaced. No major problems since. We have had on and off annoyances that irritate me alot: the air conditioning belt whines, and the darn alarm goes off in the slightest breeze (a TSB said to have a shim installed; that only solved the problem for about a year, so now I leave the car unlocked). We are still on our original break pads and rotors, so so much for the break issue thing that so many other Avenger owners have been plauged with. (Of course, I drive my vehicles nicely: I don't go rushing up to stop signs at light speed like every other idiot in a cool looking car seems to love to do!)
The other thing I am sorry about is it's low, low, low resale value. Oh, well. At least when our son turns sixteen next year, he'll be driving a pretty darn cool looking car with airbags, and a 4-banger that won't let him get too out of control.
I like the car, and unless the cost of a repair is more than the thing is worth, I don't think we'll ever sell it.
#48 of 198 Re: hi im in need of info [ilikemycar]
Jun 07, 2005 (1:59 pm)
Every car has a different vin number...
Jun 07, 2005 (2:05 pm)
Does any one else have a noise coming from the dash or firewall on the passenger
side of 96 avenger? Sounds like a big loose nut and bolt or something like that. Also, I need a headlight assembly on the passenger side, got one for sale?
#50 of 198 any difference between avenger 95 and 97-2000?
Jun 07, 2005 (4:01 pm)
Hi, I have just bought 95 avenger, 2.0L 5speed and I'm very satisfied but I have poor headlamps and my friend found a pair but he sad that those headlamps are for avenger 97-2000 only????
Is there realy any diffrence in design 95 to 2000???
I saw a picture of the headlamps and I can not see the diffrence.
PLS I need answer fast!!! Greetings and THANKS
#51 of 198 Re: any difference between avenger 95 and 97-2000? [ki_boy]
Jul 07, 2005 (7:14 am)
yes there is a difference
#52 of 198 95 avenger/mitsubishi GSX engine swap
Jul 07, 2005 (8:43 am)
I have a 1995 Avenger with the I4 engine and have been researching engine rebuilds and/or engine swaps. the engine currently has 190,000 miles on it. If anyone has done this (rebuild that is) could you send me some info? I have also talked to a mechanic that works on and rebuilds Mitsubishis exclusively, and he says the mitsubishi eclipse GSX engine will do a direct swapout with my car. Any info and/or has anyone ever thought of this before?
I have put a short ram air filter and a racing muffler on it, and it sounds great but wont go faster than 105mph! Which i am sorry isnt fast enough. the speedo goes up to 150, the car should to I think!
#53 of 198 98 avenger 4 cyl
Jul 07, 2005 (6:42 pm)
What do I do?!
My low beams point right into the ground. I have to use my high beams in order to drive at night. My headlights have always been really cloudy. Two years ago the car was in a wreck and I had the headlights replaced. There were still many problems with them. The dealer said that the headlights were just too low and so they couldn't be fixed. Then, they attempted to fix them by "adjusting" them. NOw it looks like i have a spotlight hitting the ground around 5 feet before me. NO better at all. Now they are telling me that I have to take the chances of getting them replaced AGAIN, but this still may not fix the problem. I'm really really really really sick of this.
what can i do, where else can i go, i do not have a fortune to try and fix this problem again.
#54 of 198 Re: Remote entry module location [macruadhi]
Jul 17, 2005 (11:42 am)
I believe it is under the seat.? Not for sure though. When I first purchased my 96, I thought the remote didn't work too, I even changed the batteries in it. Turned out that you have to push the buttons in pretty good to get it to work, the other thing is when the alarm is set it makes no chirp noise it is a silent arm/disarm thing.