This car isn't really reliable. I am at 83k miles, and I'm running into all sorts of issues. Broken shifter cable, alternator problems, air conditioner has a musty smell, and now the tranny/engine are having some serious issues. I really don't care about anything in a car except reliability so I would NOT recommend this vehicle.
This car has pretty decent gas mileage (about 23 - 25 MPG), which is only a little less I was getting with my previous vehicle (2004 Dodge Neon, 212,000 miles). Difference is that when I step on the gas something actually happens. The better pickup took a little getting used to, but is great in Interstate traffic when you need it.
Terrible! Horrible! Problematic!
2012 Dodge AvengerHerr Mal - Austin, TX01/10/2017
Had Check Engine Light come on, turned out cylinder 6 was defective and had to be replaced. Luckily, Fiat-Chrysler put an extended warranty on it 10yr/150k and got replaced for free. But what about the other 5 cylinders? Google this phrase "Chrysler replacing cylinder heads on select Pentastar V6 powered models"
Water goes into the trunk lid, then into trunk via spoiler.
Heater core got clogged, so, very poor heat in the cabin during winter times. This is not under any warranty, up to $1200 to fix.
Had to have Heater Actuator replaced multiple times.
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