• Nov 10, 2008
Click above for high-res gallery of the 2008 Dodge Avenger R/T

The Dodge Avenger wasn't exactly selling like hotcakes here in the US, even before the auto market took a nosedive. We can't imagine the Avenger ever sold well overseas as an export to the UK, and the under-developed Dodge's newest incentive supports our assertion. Car-buyers in the Kingdom can pick up a nicely equipped Avenger SXT 2.4 saloon at the MSRP of £18,255. As a reward for taking the Avenger off the dealer's hands, they'll get a second Avenger free of charge. Broadspeed.com is offering the buy one, get one sale with the aim of easing the massive amounts of stock dealers are carrying right now. The problem isn't exclusive to the Avenger, though, as many dealers are sitting on six month inventories due to slow sales on the island. Given the massive problems selling cars in the UK, the deals on the Avenger still stand out as incredible. Maybe Dodge dealers here in the US will take note, though we're sure there are plenty of people that think the only thing worse than owning an Avenger would be having two. Thanks for the tip, everyone!


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      Mike
      • 6 Years Ago
      Even if the "big 3" went completely out of business, it doesn't mean that all of those people would be out of work. What magical power to remain an employer at a loss do you people think these companies have? There are many, many other current and potential employers out there. If several hundred thousand cars stopped being manufactured by a company that can't produce them efficiently, do you REALLY believe that the demand for automoblies will instantly drop by the exact same amount? Don't be so rediculously short sighted as to think that somebody else wouldn't start a new company to fill that gap immediately. Why not somebody who already works in that trade starting a better company instead of mooching this one out of business and then blaming them. Start your own car company and focus on profit (by producing what people want) like a good company should, with a business model that makes sense and no body will be able take your market share away from you. (by the way, I hear Toyota and even KIA are hiring in the US).
      • 6 Years Ago
      Remember the ridiculous deals at the Daewoo dealerships before they shut down?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why would a person want TWO headaches? Let alone pay for TWO headaches?
      • 6 Years Ago
      At $29K (US), they're getting two for the price of two.
        • 6 Years Ago
        but youve gotta remember, the euro is doing better than the U.S. dollar at the moment, so this is a steal to them, while its more of a "get one, get the other at the same exact price" offer for us.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Travis, it was a joke.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Jeez, how long have you been posting on here??? You can't just do straight-up currency conversions between Euro and US sales, as the prices never, EVER line up.
      Dennis
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is the Avenger that bad of car? I would think that a small compact sedan would sell well with gas prices being high.
      Wendy
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think the us needs to stop buying anything from other countries and start making all our own stuff and open more companies here in the states so there be jobs here and we could get out of debt and start depending on ourselves not others.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Wendy
        I agree whole heartedly
      • 6 Years Ago
      I remember a Kia dealer here in Atlanta doing something like this once. If you bought any Kia Sedona, you'd get a a Kia Sorento (base Model), or if you bought a Kia Sorento you'd get a Kia Sportage (base) but still really good deal, all you'd pay was sales tax (7%).

      Good old days.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I mean a Kia sorento was like 20k (and you got a 15k Sportage for free) and the Sedona was like 21k I think and you got a car basicly the same value free, you don't need two new cars, but having two new cars which of one was free and a 10year 100,000 mile warranty is aways good, (not saying the 2 avengers are good, but hey its a free car, if youre in the market its worth checking out)
      • 6 Years Ago
      The owner reviews on Edmunds.com has the Avenger at an 8.6 out of 10. That is in the same ball park as other vehicles like Camry, Accord, Altima and others. The Avenger is an inexpensive basic mode of trnsportation that can deliver features found in other cars for less. Having the Big 3 go bankrupt is a good idea, hundreds of thousands of people out of work is a great way for economic recovery. And articles like this just just helps out that much more. The same people who are brainwashed into buying foreign brands are the same people who complain about the economy but do nothing to help American companies through the tough times.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Cars reviewed only by people who were fans enough of the crap to pay good money for it. Ya that's real credible.

        When all those union workers get kicked to the curb and go on unemployment/welfare, how will that be any different than putting the whole company on welfare, with the lions share of the payments going to CEOs.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Good post. I have had to drive a few Avengers (and a Convertible Sebring) and i have to say, while they are VERY VERY VERY far from being good cars, their are worse cars out there. The Avenger has some odd styling but if you can get over it, grab an SXT with the 2.4 and you have a cheap mode of travel. Mind you while renting it, the ac vents all broke.

        You can pick one of these cars with relatively low miles up used for around 10k.

        I have a buddy of mine, in fact, he is my closest friend who says he would never buy an American car because they are "lower class" than foreign cars (he loved my Aurora) and now does nothing but complain about how far his stocks have gone.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The Avenger ranked 8.6 with 80 people writing a review. The Camry only ranked 8.0 with 83 reviews. Accord only finished .2 higher than Avenger with a 8.8. The Altima had a 9.1. So I checked the Pontiac G6 which also rated a 9.1
        The biggest complaints from the Avenger owners is a blind spot from the c pillar, performance from the 4 cylinder and an interior that could have been better appointed. Complements range from the exterior looks, reliability, good fuel economy, amenities for the price and surprised owners who bought it for the price and found a car better than most people give it credit for.
        So the Avenger ranks ahead of Camry and just behind Accord in owners reiews. Even if I wrote one of the reviews and scored the car a perfect 10 it would only raise the review average to 8.61.
        Even the proffesional reviews state the Avenger rides, well and handles good. Most of their complaints is due to the low budget interior and not actually the cars performance or reliability.
          • 6 Years Ago
          Is that the instant customer satisfaction? Ask them how satisfied they are with their car in 5-7 years.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Ok tankd0g. This is one I REALLY don't understand.

        Why is the evaluation of the people who actually own and drive the cars less credible than those of people like you who have spent very little time with the cars, if any time at all?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Anonymous reviews on a website? That is stretching it a bit. I'd wager that one of those reviewers is someone you know... closely
      tony
      • 6 Years Ago
      I dont believe we should bail out the big three. We cannot afford to keep bailing out each individual big company that is in trouble, where will it end if we do this ? They just need to file bankruptcy and restructure their companies and pay attention to the economy and not over build cars that we dont want or need. If joe the worker cant even afford to pay his bills at home how can he afford to buy a new car?? How can we afford to bail them out when nobody can afford to bail us out?? Its hard all over folks not just with the big three!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      f.y.i. when chrysler was lent money which they paid back and some called it a bail out the u.s. government made 300 million. i guess visa and mastercard can say they bail everybody out even when we pay our cards of every month and still get charged interest if you don't send the payment in three to five days before the deadline even though the money comes out of your account right away. what drivel bailing them out
      • 6 Years Ago
      Some of you peoples anti-American remarks would have shocked me 25 years ago, but as much as so many of you hate America today, nothing shocks me. Wishing that the big 3 fail is so disgusting, and is just disgraceful. If we had pride in America and American made products we would be a lot stronger nation. united we stand, divided we fall. And fall we are doing!! I wish the American nay-sayers would remember the history books and remember the American revolution, many people thought we wold fail then also.
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