Easily one of the most unreliable vehicles of the 1990s. From 1994-2000 Dodge Avenger models were repeatedly bought back on lemon laws, especially first and second year models (model in the pic is a 1995 Avenger ES). Both the base 5-speed manual and 4-speed UltraDrive 41TE (automatic) were paper transmissions, famously known for breaking and were at the time used in Mitsubishi cars (Chrysler and Mitsubishi were joint operated throughout the late 70s, 80s, 90s and early 2000s). Mitsubishi has never been known for reliability past making TVs and household appliances, so it comes as no surprise these Mitsubishi powered cars fucked up so often. The 2.0 liter 420A In-line 4 is to this day named the 4th most unreliable motor ever made and the optional 2.5 liter 6G73 V6 was even more of a failure, both known for severe cooling system issues. At a cheap price, you got a decently quick car that could keep up with sports cars at the time such as V6 model Mustangs, Camaros, Firebirds and even some of the earlier model Corvettes, but at this price and for $4-7 grand more you could have the much quicker, and equally unreliable Dodge Stealth (rebadged Mitsubishi 3000GT). Been noticing these cars have been for sale a lot more often lately, and I don’t advise anyone past a collector to ever buy one of these, the amount of brake failures and death rates that follow these first gen Avengers alone should scare people away. Same with the outrageous amount of airbag issues these cars endured. Definitely would advise anyone to stay away from these old Avengers. Just not a good deal. Most car people understand the severity of these old Avengers and the damn near life-threatening amount of issues these cars actually had and still have.
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