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Sometimes what you don't know can't hurt you, but that's not the case when buying a used car. As an independent vehicle history provider, at CARFAX we've made it our mission to tell you everything you need to know by uncovering as many events as possible from the previous life of a used car. Our primary goal is to help you get to know your next car from the inside out before deciding to make an investment that will be part of you and your family's everyday life. We believe your next car shouldn't be hiding anything from you.
CARFAX Vehicle History Reports contain over 28 billion historical records from 20 European countries, the US and Canada, which are updated daily with new information.
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Let's be clear: Although we strive to find every detail of a vehicle's life so far, we are focused only on the vehicle's history, and do not collect any information on previous owners. The information we provide relates solely to the vehicle, its odometer reading, any accidents that have been covered up, where the vehicle comes from and much more — it never gets personal. We've uncovered irreparable damage several times in the past, but other times our vehicle history checks draw a blank — and sometimes that's actually a good thing.
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Did you know that considerably more used cars are sold than new cars? We think this second-hand system is nothing short of fantastic. However, it goes without saying that it gives rise to different methods and tactics: Some sellers will disguise a car that's been in an accident under a fresh coat of paint, tamper with the odometer or conceal theft. This is one of the less appealing aspects of buying second hand. Our goal is to establish trusting relationships between buyers and sellers, since this is the best way to help customers make the right decision. Your new car should be reliable and make you feel safe, as well as make you feel like you haven't paid too much.
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CARFAX — 35+ Years of Experience in Vehicle Histories
CARFAX was founded in the US in 1984 and expanded into Europe in 2007. Around 100 team members spread across six European offices process vehicle information from 22 countries.
Fostering strategic partnerships with registration authorities, law enforcement agencies, government departments, insurance companies, inspection centers and numerous other leading companies around the world has enabled us to compile a unique international database for vehicle histories. We use this database to help make the used car market more transparent. We give everyone in the process of buying a used car access to what is currently the world's most comprehensive source for vehicle history reports, and is growing day by day.
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Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Sebring and 200 vehicles manufactured June 28, 2011, through December 13, 2012; model year 2011-2013 Dodge Avenger vehicles manufactured June 25, 2011, through January 14, 2013; model year 2011-2012 Dodge Nitro vehicles manufactured June 17, 2011, through December 15, 2011; and model year 2011-2012 Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured June 17, 2011, through August 15, 2012. Electrical over-stress of a resistor in the occupant restraint control module may lead to the non-deployment of the active head restraints during a rear impact collision.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will flash the Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) or replace the occupant restraint control module, as needed, free of charge. The recall began on November 19, 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N38.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V282000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 442320
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The Dodge Avenger is a front-wheel drive, mid-sizedsedan that was marketed by Dodge. The Avenger made its North American debut in 1994 as a two-door coupe that was produced until 2000. The model name was reintroduced to the market as a four-door sports sedan starting in 2007.
The 2014 model year marked the end of Avenger production as the mid-sized models for both the Dodge and Chrysler brands were consolidated into the new 2015 Chrysler 200 while Dodge received the new compact Dart.
Dodge Avenger Coupe (1995–2000)
|Dodge Avenger Coupe|
|Also called||Chrysler Sebring coupe|
|Assembly||Normal, Illinois, United States (DSM)|
|Designer||Daniel Sims (1991)|
|Body style||2-door coupe|
|Layout||Transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive|
|Platform||Chrysler FJ platform|
|Engine||2.0 L 420AI4|
2.5 L 6G73V6
4-speed Ultradrive 41TE automatic
|Wheelbase||103.7 in (2,634 mm)|
|Length||190.2 in (4,831 mm) (1998–2000)|
187.2 in (4,755 mm) (1994–97)
|Width||69.1 in (1,755 mm) (1998–2000)|
68.5 in (1,740 mm) (1994–97)
|Height||53.0 in (1,346 mm) (1998–2000)|
51 in (1,295 mm) (1994–97)
|Predecessor||Dodge Stealth, Dodge Daytona|
|Successor||Dodge Stratus coupe|
Introduced as a two-door coupe in North America, the Dodge Avenger was built from 1994 to 2000 in a similar size and price class as the Dodge Daytona, which was discontinued in 1994.
The Avenger, along with the similar Chrysler Sebring coupe, was built by Diamond Star Motors (DSM), a joint venture between Chrysler Corporation and Mitsubishi Motors, on a version of the Mitsubishi Galant platform (which also spawned the similar Mitsubishi Eclipse). Chrysler sold its equity stake to Mitsubishi in 1993, and Diamond-Star Motors was renamed to Mitsubishi Motors Manufacturing America (MMMA) on July 1, 1995. Avengers and Sebring coupes built from 1994 to 1996 both have DSM markings in their engine compartments.
The Avenger was built on a 103.7 in (2,634 mm) wheelbase and used either a 2.0 L inline-four engine (the Chrysler 420A) or a Mitsubishi-designed 2.5 L V6. The four-cylinder was coupled to either a five-speed manual transmission, shared with the Mitsubishi Eclipse and Eagle Talon, or a four-speed automatic. The V6 engine was only available with the A604 automatic transmission. The Avengers featured a fully independent double wishbone suspension and variable-speed rack-and-pinion steering.
Trims included the Highline base model (V6 among other options made standard in 2000) and the ES.
Model year changes
A DOHC 16-valve 2.0 L I4 engine (140 hp, 130 lb⋅ft (176 N⋅m) of torque) is standard. A SOHC 24-valve 2.5 L V6 engine and an automatic transmission (155 hp, 160 lb⋅ft (217 N⋅m) of torque) are made optional on the ES. Fog lamps and ABS are optional on the ES.
Power and torque ratings for the V6 are increased (163 horsepower, 170 lb⋅ft (230 N⋅m). torque), and the ES coupes had new seat fabric.
Standard were 16-inch wheels and the license plate was moved from the decklid to the rear bumper. The front and rear fasciae were redesigned. A Sport model was introduced (in addition to the base and ES). The Avenger Sport package consisted of exclusive 16-inch aluminum wheels and a body-color spoiler. This appearance package was available on the base model.
A body-color rear spoiler, P215/50HR17 tires, and 17-inch cast-aluminum wheels were added for the ES. The V6 is also standard for the ES, as well as rear disc brakes.
An on-board recycling vapor recovery system, cafe latte exterior color, and a black and gray interior color combination are added.
Next-generation driver and front passenger airbags are added, as well as a new exterior color: Shark Blue. The V6 engine and automatic transmission are standard on all models in mid-year, as well as several options. An antilock braking system (ABS) was used in all ES models to 1999.
In 2000, the V6 and automatic transmission combination was made standard on all Avengers, and ABS was made an "option" for ES models. The four-cylinder engine was discontinued for 2000. Standard features, that had previously been optional, included power windows and locks. Base models added cruise control and 4-wheel disc brakes. ES coupes now come with standard leather upholstery, keyless remote entry, and a power driver's seat.
The coupe did not achieve high sales numbers, so in 2000 the Avenger was discontinued. It was replaced by the Dodge Stratus coupe for 2001. This model was also made at the former Diamond Star plant by Mitsubishi, using the Eclipse platform and architecture, though the Stratus sedan was engineered and built by Chrysler.
Dodge Avenger sedan (2007–2014)
The Dodge Avenger nameplate was reused in February 2007 as a 2008 model year sedan to replace the Dodge Stratus, whose coupe version had replaced the original Avenger in 2001.
Like its Dodge Journey stablemate, the Avenger's exterior was styled by Chrysler's Ryan Nagode. The interior was styled by Ben S. Chang.
The Avenger was officially unveiled at the Paris Motor Show on September 28, 2006, as a concept car. It was launched in Europe and was sold in the United Kingdom, filling a gap in the Chrysler range that was left by the Neon's demise four years earlier. It was also launched in Australia, although with only the 2.4 L engine. The Avenger was discontinued in that market in 2010 due to slow sales. The 2007-2014 models were sold widely in New Zealand.
In the US, the Avenger was launched with a 30-second television advertisement, "Tuned Up", that debuted Sunday, March 4, 2007, during NHL hockey, an ad in which a lab technician discovers he can play "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple on the Avenger's transmission. Another television spot likened the Avenger to the "superhero" vehicle for the everyman, depicting a driver piloting his Avenger through Gotham-like streets and alleys, speaking to the MyGig entertainment system in distinctly Batman-reminiscent tones, to arrive home, pull into a two-car garage, and open the rear door to a sleeping child in the rear car seat.
According to some reports, the Avenger, along with the redesigned Chrysler Sebring, shares a DaimlerChrysler/Mitsubishi Motors platform called JS, which used the Mitsubishi GS as a starting point. The base engine in the SE and SXT trim levels was the 2.4 L GEMA I4 naturally aspirated "World Engine", a joint venture between DaimlerChrysler, Mitsubishi, and Hyundai. Additional engines included an optional 2.7 L V6 in the SXT and a standard 3.5 L V6 in the R/T trim level. In addition to the 2.4 L World Engine and the V6s, export vehicles were offered with the 2.0 L naturally aspirated World Engine, as well as a 2.0 L turbocharged diesel (Pumpe-Düse) made by Volkswagen. As a 2008 model, the Dodge Avenger came to showrooms in February 2007.
Features on the new Avenger included optional heated/cooled cup holders and Dodge's new "Chill Zone", a feature that comes standard on all Avenger models, which can store up to four 12-US-fl oz cans in the glove box and chill them to 40°F.
The Avenger competed directly with the Chevrolet Malibu and Ford Fusion, with the 2007 and later Chrysler Sebring being aimed at the higher-priced American cars such as the Mercury Milan, Pontiac G6, and Saturn Aura.
In the 2009 model year, like its Caliber, Charger, Grand Caravan, Journey, and Nitro models, the "AVENGER" badge at the trunk lid's left was repositioned to the right side to make way for "DODGE" at the left.
Following Fiat's takeover of Chrysler Group, marketing of the Avenger was discontinued in the United Kingdom, but sales continued in the Republic of Ireland and Western Europe until late 2009. This new version continued with SE and SXT trim levels and is not badged the same way as North American or the South American versions, although sales continued there until late 2009 following Fiat's takeover of Chrysler Group.
For the 2011 model year, the Avenger received its first major overhaul since its 2008 reintroduction. Exterior changes include slightly revised sheet metal with a new crosshair grille displaying the new Dodge logo on the lower right corner of the grille, a sleeker bumper cut design, and standard LED combination taillights. Changes to the interior are more noticeable with a completely redesigned dashboard and instrument panel featuring an available 6.5-inch navigation/media center screen. Higher-quality soft-touch plastics for dashboard, door, and trim panels replace the old materials, which were criticized for their poor fit and finish quality, as well as being unpleasant to the touch. The seats receive better cushioning and higher-grade upholstery. Two-tone interior color combinations were available.
Mechanically, the 2011 Avenger came standard with the existing 173 hp (129 kW) 2.4 L GEMA I4, although it was now paired with a six-speed automatic, as well as the option of the previous four-speed. Also available was the new 3.6 L Pentastar V6, which generates 283 hp (211 kW) and 260 lb⋅ft (350 N⋅m) of torque. The suspension was revised to improve handling and ride quality. Trim level designations were replaced by Express, Mainstreet, Lux, and Heat models.
The Dodge Avenger was ranked the "Most American Made" sedan by the American University's Kogod School of Business 2013 Made in America Auto Index. The Dodge Avenger also has an overall rating of 6.7.
- SE: (2007–2009, 2012–2013) The "base" trim level from 2007-2009, and then again from 2012-2013.
- 2.4 L GEMA I4 DOHC 16V Dual VVT 4-speed automatic
- SXT: (2007–2010, 2012–2013) The "volume" trim level from 2007-2010, and again from 2012-2013.
- 2.4 L GEMA I4 DOHC 16V Dual VVT 4-speed automatic
- 2.7 L EER V6 DOHC 24-valve MPI 4-speed automatic
- 2.4 L GEMA I4 DOHC 16V Dual VVT 6-speed automatic
- SXT Plus: (2012) One of the more "uplevel" trim levels in 2012. Discontinued after 2012.
- 3.6 L Pentastar V6 DOHC 24V MPI 6-speed automatic
- R/T: (2007–2010, 2012–2013) At first the "top-of-the-line" trim level from 2007-2010, and then the "performance-oriented" trim level from 2012-2013.
- 3.5 L EGF V6 24V MPI 6-speed automatic
- 3.6 L Pentastar V6 DOHC 24V MPI 6-speed automatic
- R/T AWD: (2007–2009)
- 3.5 L EGF High Output V6 24V MPI 6-speed automatic
- Express: (2010-2011) Replaces SE as basic trim level from 2010-2011. Discontinued after 2011.
- 2.4 L GEMA I4 DOHC 16V MPI 4-speed automatic
- Mainstreet: (2011) Replaces SXT as one of the more "basic" trim levels in 2011, and then discontinued after 2011.
- 2.4 L GEMA I4 DOHC 16V MPI 6-speed automatic
- Lux: (2011) Replaces SXT Plus as one of the "uplevel" trims in 2011, and then discontinued after 2011.
- 2.4 L GEMA I4 DOHC 16V MPI 6-speed automatic
- 3.6 L Pentastar V6 DOHC 24V MPI 6-speed automatic
- Heat: (2011) Replaces SXT Plus as one of the "uplevel" trim levels in 2011, and then discontinued after 2011.
- 3.6 L Pentastar V6 DOHC 24V MPI 6-speed automatic
|Sales Total 618,232|
The 2008 to 2013 Avenger, also sold as the Chrysler Sebring from 2008 to 2010, and the Chrysler 200 from 2011 to 2013, received an overall "Good" rating by the IIHS indicating no significant injuries. In the small overlap test, the car received an overall "Acceptable" rating due to marginal dummy kinematics and slight intrusion into the passenger compartment. In the side test, the Avenger earns a "Good" rating, however, rib fractures would be possible for the driver. In the roof strength evaluation, it earns a "Good" rating, as well as its head restraints and seats.
The Avenger earned the "Top Safety Pick" award in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014 as well as earned the "Top Safety Pick+" award in 2013.
The discontinuation of the Dodge Avenger was announced by the automaker in early 2014, along with the end of the Chrysler 200 convertible model. The final 2014 model year Avengers were produced during first quarter 2014.
The first-generation Dodge Avenger body style was widely used in the National Hot Rod Association and earned the most prominence driven by Darrell Alderman and Scott Geoffrion from 1994 to 2000 as the Dodge Boys.
The coupe was used for the 1994 and 1995 incarnations of the International Race of Champions. Although Dodge was IROC's car of choice since 1990, Dodge dropped out of this racing series after the 1995 season.
Avenger sheet metal was also used on race cars by several ARCA race teams from 1995 to 2000.
The Avenger replaced the Charger as Dodge's car for the 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup Season. It appeared in Dodge Avenger grille, headlights, and taillights as the standard "spec" Car of Tomorrow (CoT) model. It got its first win with former Formula One driver Juan Pablo Montoya in the 2007 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at the Infineon Raceway.
In 2008, the Dodge CoT appearance was changed back to the Charger model.
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2012 dodge avenger
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Dodge Avenger Expert Review
Since its debut in 2008 as a replacement for the Stratus, the best way to sum up the Dodge Avenger was (and still is) that it's getting better every year, but the 2012 Avenger still isn't quite where it needs to be in the midsize sedan class.
Last year the Avenger got its most thorough update yet with the addition of the very good 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 under the hood, which produces a healthy 283 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, and powers the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. The new V-6 not only gave the Avenger performance that matched its sporty-looks (taking 6.1 seconds to hit 60 mph from a standstill), but it also offers improved fuel economy over the old 3.5-liter V-6 that it replaced, achieving an EPA-estimated 19/29 mpg city/highway.
Dodge has continued to update the Avenger for the 2012 model year. This year Dodge goes back to its traditional SE, SXT and R/T trim levels, and further updates the R/T to be worthy of the name. Available only with the Pentastar, the Avenger R/T gets a sport-tuned suspension, unique 18-inch wheels, and a sport-oriented interior featuring a center-mounted tachometer, and performance seats--among other upgrades. The rest of the Avenger lineup stays mostly the same for 2012.
Body Style: Sedan
Engines: 2.4L I-4, 3.6L V-6
Transmissions: 4-speed automatic, 6-speed automatic
Models: Dodge Avenger SE, Dodge Avenger SXT, Dodge Avenger SXT Plus, Dodge Avenger R/T
Dodge has continuously tweaked the Avenger for the 2012 model year. Last year the Avenger got Chrysler's new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, producing 283 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. This year, Dodge has renamed all of its trim levels and given one of them a sporty edge. The Avenger Express becomes the SE, the Mainstreet becomes the SXT, the LUX becomes the SXT Plus, and the Heat becomes the R/T. The Avenger R/T is the one that gets the sportiest touches. Available only with the Pentastar V-6, the R/T gets a sport-tuned suspension, unique 18-inch wheels, and a sport-oriented interior featuring a center-mounted tachometer, and performance seats, among other upgrades. The rest of the Avenger lineup stays mostly the same, with minor packaging changes. All 2012 Avengers are now available in two new colors: Copperhead Pearl Coat and Blue Streak Pearl Coat.
The exterior of the masculine-looking Avenger is mostly unchanged for the 2012 model year. The 2012 Dodge Avenger lineup gets two new exterior colors for 2012: Copperhead Pearl Coat, and Blue Streak Pearl Coat. The other exterior changes for 2012 pertain solely to the sporty Avenger R/T. The Avenger R/T gets a monochromatic exterior, 18-inch aluminum "Rallye design" wheels, and black headlight backgrounds that give the headlights a "smoked" appearance, and ultimate gives the Avenger R/T a decidedly more aggressive look.
The Avenger's bargain-bin interior received an extensive update last year, which was noted to be a "drastic improvement" during our 2012 Car of the Year program. Interior changes for 2012 are strictly for the new Avenger R/T model. 2012 Avenger R/Ts gets a sport-oriented interior which includes heated "sport performance" seats which feature leather-trimmed bolsters and an "R/T" graphic stitched in red on the headrests. The interior also gets a unique "Aunde" fabric interior with a "Z stripe" accent and red stitching. R/T interiors also get a unique gauge cluster with a center-mounted tachometer.
Hands down the best thing about the 2012 Dodge Avenger is its 3.6-liter 283 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque V-6 and six-speed automatic transmission. The combination is good for a 6.1-second 0-60 time, and gets surprisingly decent fuel economy--rated at 19/29 mpg city/highway. While the engine and transmission combo is great, many editors found it to be "too good for the car" during our Car of the Year testing, noting massive torque steer and that, "the transmission was easily confused" during any-sort of performance driving. The other engine option is the base 2.4-liter 173-hp and 166 lb-ft I-4 which is bolted to either an antiquated four-speed automatic transmission, or a more modern six-speed automatic transmission. With the four-speed, the I-4 is good for 21/30 mpg city/highway, and with the six-speed 20/31 mpg city/highway. 0-60 mph takes 9.3 seconds with the four-speed auto. Our take? For the added power of the V-6 is well worth the minor fuel-economy penalty.
An Insurance Institute for Highway Safety "Top Safety Pick" for 2011, the 2012 Dodge Avenger includes many safety features you'd expect to find in a modern midsize sedan. The 2012 Avenger comes standard with traction control, electronic stability control, tire pressure monitoring system and an anti-lock braking system. The Avenger also comes standard with six airbags; two front, and four side-air curtain airbags for both front and rear passengers. The Avenger also comes standard with a theft deterrent system.
Avenger SE: 21 mpg city/30 mpg highway
Avenger SXT: 20 mpg city/31 mpg highway
Avenger SXT Plus: 19 mpg city/29 mpg highway
Avenger R/T: 19 mpg city/29 mpg highway
- Pentastar V-6 power and fuel economy
- Sporty Avenger R/T
- Base I-4
- Four-speed automatic transmission
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Some vehicles have specific recommendations regarding winter tires and their usage; always check and follow the vehicle tire placard and/or the vehicle owner’s manual.
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