• Jan 9, 2007
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Dodge officially took the wraps off a number of new cars at its press conference here at the Detroit show, including the new Magnum SRT-8, the beefed-up Viper and the Avenger R/T, plus the Avenger "stock car of tomorrow", accompanied by Dodge's NASCAR stars.

The new Avenger shares its platform with the Chrysler Sebring and slots below the Magnum and Charger in the Dodge line-up. Earlier we brought you the images and details on the Avenger, which followed closely along the lines of the pre-production show car unveiled at the Paris show. The range-topping R/T spec shown will be available with either front or all-wheel-drive channeling 235 HP and 232 lb-ft of torque through a six-speed AutoStick transmission.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Any word on the cailber SRT-4?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I wish Chrysler/Dodge would do us all a favor and get out of the automobile industry. There is absolutely nothing that this company has to offer. Terrible resale value, dependability, etc. Plus they masquerade as an American company when they are really a German owned, Mercedes influenced, Mitsubishi blooded, and more and more Mexican built mongrel. If you want some horrendous stories from actual owners of these pieces of crap, type Chrysler Sucks into Google and learn why I can't believe they haven't been banned from the auto market place. Go visit the Hemi factory in Mexico where EVERY engine of this type is built.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Damn foolish looking car. But do also realize after we've bellyached that it's 2007 and JAPAN IS STILL THE MOST PROTECTIONIST MARKET IN THE WORLD! Toyota says is will pass GM in worlwide sales, but GM can't sell any cars in Japan. Now you may say that's because they suck but many of their latest cars don't and even such hail and hearty marques as

      BMW, MERCEDES, VW/AUDI, and VOLVO

      can't sell but a pinch of cars, literally a couple thousand a YEAR over in Japan! So you see, Toyota and Honda have free reign in a HUGE MARKET, one where Toyota and Mitsubishi, among others have been lambasted by their PRIME MINISTER for covering up recalls by calling them 'service bulletins'.

      JUST LIKE THEY'VE DONE HERE FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS.

      And even when they did call them recalls, the MEDIA SAID NOTHING!

      So those in the know can't bring themselves to buy a Japanese car. They sit and wait patiently for salvation
      to come but Toyota gains 10% each year. Well, go to Consumer Reports website and look up RECALL HISTORIES
      and what you will see will shock you.

      http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/consumer-protection/recalls/cars/index.htm

      Oldsmobile Achievas had better histories than the vaunted Camry and ES300!! Their steering wheels 'COULD COME OFF'!!!!!! Anyone ever told you that before???

      Just because of this great manipulation, you should go out and buy and American car the next time, giving Dteroit Iron one last shot. Copy this and blast it it to everyone you know.

      And by the way, research what happened to Hyundai/ kia cars in NHTSA and IIHS crash tests over the past 9 years. The fuel tank ruptures and detachments, and the SECOND CHANCES GIVEN TO THE COMPANIES WITHOUT TELLING THE PUBLIC will astonish you.

      'NUFF SAID!

      http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/consumer-protection/recalls/cars/index.htm
      • 8 Years Ago
      How odd. Thats the exact same picture that the Merriam-Webster Dictionary used next to the word "Generic".

      Is this the future of domestic design for domestic brand?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I like the R/T but damn the econ-o be ugly any yes it will be a rental which will make it not cool. Damn bad ass SRT-6 would be cool.......
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks better than the Sebring IMO. The "C" pillar is strange, but less so than the painted mess of a "C" pillar on the Chrysler version. Looks like a baby Charger which is OK.

      Visibility to the side-rear must be awful.

      This car is no match for the Accord, Camry, Altima, etc., but surely an improvement over the Stratus.

      The red Avenger would look much better without that silly, useless wing on the trunk--phooey on those plastic add-ons that do nothing.

      Wheels look good, though.

      The Avenger in its entry-level form will be the darling of rental car fleets.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The new Malibu is way better than this.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Great wrapper, like most Chryslers, but horrible drivetrains and overall delivery. That's why they are in such trouble. It's like the 300C I rented last week that had a bad tranny with 6200 miles on it. This company is a joke!
      • 8 Years Ago
      It'll sell, wait till the numbers come in.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I like it. Now someone explain to me why the "range topping model" has a V6 instead of caliber SRT4's turbo I4. Think how much better receved this would be with AWD and 300hp.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think they will sell really well. Remember what this car is up against ... boring boring boring. Everyone makes fun of Chrysler but their designs have so much more character then the competitions. I like the styling and dash better then the Sebring. Also it has a very good sized interior.

      I agree though that GM is doing a good job in this segnment too.

      I like it actually -- not that they could not have done better, but he have to remember who you are marketing to and that is a crowd that does not want anything too fancy or "high tech" looking.
      Jim Gilliland
      • 8 Years Ago
      Oh, BTW, if you are to lazy to check out the link, it states the 2006 Dodge Charger was the most popular 2006 vehicle on cars.com...
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