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#18 of 32 When is a car broken in?
Dec 18, 2011 (6:16 pm)
I have a 2012 4 cylinder Avenger with 6 speeds and after 2,200 miles I am only getting 16-18 city, 28 highway.
My old 2010 Avenger used to get 22 city and 37.6 highway 65 mph.
Both cars have 18.5 gallon tanks, and 4 cylinder. Even in cold weather like we are getting now, I still got 20 mpg city.
#19 of 32 Re: When is a car broken in? [dodgeman23]
Feb 11, 2012 (6:47 pm)
My last tank show a worsening of Gas Mileage. Mixed driving I am getting 17.0. I have never gotten over 18 in city driving or 29 highway. The car has over 4300 miles on it and not showing any sign of improvement. I recently put full synthetic in the car and it has not helped at all.
I recently read elsewhere that some cars are having issues with dragging brakes with 4 wheel disc with abs and traction control.
I plan to take it back to the dealer to check that out.
#20 of 32 Re: When is a car broken in? [dodgeman23]
Feb 15, 2012 (8:36 am)
Im considering buying an Avenger.. after reading your post. i think i'll be looking for a 2010 model. 37 mpg i'm not sure why i'd buy a new car. Most posts in here seem to be getting much worse mpg with the new model. Out of curiosity, why did you switch cars when your 2010 was only 2 yrs old. ?
#21 of 32 Re: When is a car broken in? [caaz]
Feb 15, 2012 (10:12 am)
I almost regret buying the 2012. I thought based on EPA ratings and 6 speed trans, I would top 37 on the highway. So far, I have gotten 29 mpg. I am still getting 18 around town. I have 4,400 on it now. I do like the interior upgrade and overall, its seems to be a better car. The Gas mileage is only complaint.
BTW, The 2010 that I had was 100% trouble free from the 1st day I had it. I bought it new.
#22 of 32 2012 Dodge Avenger
Aug 17, 2012 (10:54 am)
I have a 2012 Avenger with 11,000 miles on it. So far, its been perfect except for gas mileage which has been poor in City driving 18-21 mpg but pretty good on the highway so far. I get as high as 33 mpg highway. Mixed driving seems to fall in the 23-25 range.
This car has a 6-speed Auto trans. I use to get better mpg with a 2010 Avenger I had.
Anyone have similar or better experience?
#23 of 32 2010 Dodge Avenger
Jan 01, 2010 (6:33 pm)
Anyone else have one? I just got mine with a 2.4 engine.
MPG is between 18-22 city so far. I only have 500 miles on the car.
#24 of 32 Re: 2010 Dodge Avenger [jmech]
Jul 20, 2010 (11:34 am)
Just left dealer thinking of buying one. How do you like it so far
#25 of 32 Re: 2010 Dodge Avenger [jlo7]
Oct 11, 2010 (1:45 pm)
The 2010 Dodge Avenger is closely related to the Chrysler Sebring. but its styling leaves the impression of a scaled-down Dodge Charger, with prominent creases at the back fenders. However, the proportions don't carry the same zing in the front-wheel-drive Avenger.
Reviewers are split on the styling of the 2010 Dodge Avenger, but most agree it stands out from the crowd of usually bland mid-size sedans. Cars.com says "the Avenger's design is its greatest appeal," while reviewers at Edmunds point out that the external differences are few between the SXT and the R/T. All three versions feature styling similar to the Dodge Charger, leading Car and Driver reviewers to christen the Avenger the "Chargerette" and note its "Charger-like stance." MotherProof reviewers also love this 2010 Dodge, claiming that "the Avenger makes a statement. It isn't dippy; it's sharp and aggressive." However, on the negative side, Autoblog comments that the "rear quarter panel is an utter mess of shapes," while Car and Driver feels that it "fails to be either menacing or inviting."
#26 of 32 Re: 2010 Dodge Avenger [daman92]
Nov 05, 2010 (5:22 pm)
Due to a recent car wreck we are currently renting a 2010 Dodge Avenger. I have to say that I am very impressed with this car. I have not been this comfortable driving a car in a long time. I generally drive SUVs or Trucks...I am used to being higher off the ground, feeling a little more "power" when I step on the gas... the Avenger, while not high enough off the ground in my opinion is comfortable, powerful and I actually feel "safe" in it...
#27 of 32 Re: 2010 Dodge Avenger
Jul 20, 2010 (12:16 pm)
I now have 9,800 on the car and it has been fantastic. No problems at all. Gas mileage has been great especially on the highway. I have been getting 22-23 around town and 33-35 mpg on the highway. Many times with the A/C going.
Seats are comfortable.Lots of room including a very large trunk. Car is fairly quiet with very little wind noise even at highway speeds. It has a smooth ride and handles very well with excellent brakes.
The dashboard controls are easy to use and are contrasted nice for easy viewing in the daytime as well as at night,.
The only thing I would like see changed is the indicator lights for the A/C, recirculating and rear defroster switches. These are hard to see and not bright enough during the daytime and while wearing sunglasses. They need to placed higher and made with a blue glow indicator rather than yellow.
The heat and A/C work great. The A/C gets ice cold even on a 90 degree day.
I have to say, so far its the best Chrysler product I have had.