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Quick Spin: 2011 Dodge Avenger

An Old Dog Learns A Few New Tricks Chrysler has chosen vastly different fates for its Sebring and the Dodge Avenger, despite the two essentially being identical vehicles. While the Sebring underwent a complete personality makeover for 2011 and emerged with new sheetmetal and a new nameplate to match, the Avenger was left to soldier on with more conservative tweaks. The Dodge version of Chrysler's midsize sedan still wears the same basic body lines as before, masking over the significant adjustments to the vehicle's interior, drivetrain and suspension. While the Chrysler 200 may be... Read More

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    Quick Spin: 2011 Dodge Avenger
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    An Old Dog Learns A Few New Tricks Chrysler has chosen vastly different fates for its Sebring and the Dodge Avenger, despite the two essentially being identical vehicles. While the Sebring underwent a complete personality makeover for 2011 and emerged with new sheetmetal and a new nameplate to match, the Avenger was left to soldier on with more ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #202 - SEMA, reliability, Chrysler interiors and the Cadillac ATS
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    It's time for Episode #202 of the Autoblog Podcast, and the cast of characters keeps on revolving as auto show season starts ramping up. Steven Ewing joins Chris and Dan this week to kck the ball around about SEMA, the Consumer Reports Reliability survey for 2010, the refreshed Dodge Grand Caravan and Avenger and the Cadillac ATS. We wrap it up with your ...

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    Chrysler announces pricing for refreshed 2011 Dodge vehicles
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    Chrysler has bombarded us recently with a huge onslaught of changes for the 2011 model year. In addition to the updated Sebring 200 and Town & Country that wear the Pentastar badge, nearly the entire Dodge model line has been reworked for 2011. To recap, the Avenger, Challenger, Charger, Durango, Grand Caravan and Journey are either all-new or ...

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    Officially Official: This is your 2011 Dodge Avenger
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    It certainly seems that not a week goes by without Chrysler unveiling a substantially refreshed 2011 model, but if any automaker needs to do a full-line makeover, it's the Pentastar. Take this 2011 Dodge Avenger, for example – its new interior, better powertrain choices and more aggressive suspension are greatly needed, especially since it is ...

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    Report: Fiat moving planned production of Chrysler Sebring back to U.S.
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    Following the recent news that Chrysler will re-hire 900 workers and add a second shift back at its Sterling Heights, MI assembly plant comes word that the next-generation replacements for the Sebring and Dodge Avenger will be produced there. Supposedly, Fiat had plans to build the cars in Turin, Italy along with the Alfa Romeo Giulia, but could not ...

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    Spy Shots: Dodge Avenger facelift caught
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    We've yet to glean any hard facts about what Chrysler has planned for an Avenger/Sebring replacement. While a few scant rumors have cropped up that hint to the possibility of a partnership with Nissan, we simply haven't heard anything substantial. You'll find few souls out there who argue that the malaise twins aren't in serious need of some updating, and ...

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    Chrysler reportedly confirms second shift, 900 hires at Sebring/Avenger plant
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    Chrysler is so confident that you're going to go for the upcoming Sebring and Dodge Avenger that it's reportedly adding 900 workers and another shift to the Sterling Heights where the models are assembled. That's quite a turnaround, seeing how the factory was one of the eight slated for closure during Chrysler's bankruptcy. The updates for both cars ...

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    Marchionne: Chrysler's Fiat infusion may come earlier than expected
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    Fiat/Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne appears to be a fairly optimistic chap, and recent news coming out of Auburn Hills shows that he may have reason to begin seeing the Pentastar's glass as half full. Marchionne said in a conference call Monday that improved finances and a surprise first quarter profit mean that an IPO is coming soon, and upgraded ...

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    Report: Chrysler's Sebring replacement to be named Nassau
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    Flash back to the 2007 Detroit Auto Show and sitting on the Chrysler stand was the Nassau concept. Nothing ever came of the angular five-door, but some of the elements that debuted on the show car eventually worked their way onto the Sebring. That connection stands to be revived with a report by the Detroit Free Press that the Sebring's replacement will ...

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    Report: Next Chrysler Sebring to be built in Italy?
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    If ever there was a model in the Chrysler line up that needs updating, it's the Sebring. While the car was a perfectly capable competitor when it debuted way back in 1995, subsequent generations have left it as nothing more than rental-fleet fodder. But if a report from Automotive News is to be believed, that may change significantly when the next ...

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    That'll Fix It: Chrysler may drop Sebring name at next refresh
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    New products seem to be a scarce commodity at Chrysler, but a recent raft of reports emanating from Auburn Hills and, perhaps more importantly Turin, Italy, shows that storm clouds are gathering near The Pentastar's new product desert. Chrysler brass recently gave members of the Economic Club of Chicago luncheon a sneak peak at the new Chrysler 300 ...

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    Recall issued for potential brake failure on 2010 Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep vehicles
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    The problem in question involves a retaining clip for the brake booster input rod – part of the brake hydraulics – which could be either be deformed or missing entirely. In such cases, the brakes could fail entirely and, suffice it to say, cause a crash. If you own one of these 24,000 vehicles, the government agency advises that you contact ...

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    Dodge announces upgraded lineup for 2010 including Nitro Detonator
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    A few weeks ago, everyone, including us, was wondering when The Chrysler Group was going to have anything new to show us at next week's Detroit Auto Show. You can look at the latest news about potential Ram models, Chrysler's special editions and Dodge's just-unveiled offerings either as wheezing gasps, or signs of pointing in the right direction. Since ...

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    Stayin' Alive? Chrysler Sebring/Dodge Avenger reportedly off death row until 2012
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    Great news, midsize sedan buyers! The Italian/American brain trust at the helm of the Pentastar has decided to keep the Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Avenger around for another two models years. Previously, past owners Cerberus had signaled its intentions to cull the slow selling duo after the 2010 model year, but according to reports, Fiat says that there ...

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    Subaru Legacy and Outback, Dodge Avenger and Chrysler Sebring new IIHS Top Safety Picks
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    Four 2010 model year vehicles have just been awarded Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: Subaru's Outback and Legacy, the Dodge Avenger and Chrysler's Sebring. Top Safety Picks are given to those vehicles that come equipped with electronic stability control and receive front, side, and rear crash test ratings of 'Good' in IIHS ...

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    Chrysler pondering whether Sebring/Avenger replacements should go rear-wheel drive?
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    Setting the Challenger and 300 aside, what Chrysler needs now most of all is a C/D segment car that moves more metal than the pitiful performance of its current offerings. According to Automotive News, Chrysler shifted just 133,626 of its Sebring and Dodge Avenger platform-mates, a number that pales in comparison to class leaders like the Toyota Camry ...

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    Chrysler to restart seven North American plants by end of month
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    Hot on the heels of news that the Dodge Viper's Conner Avenue facility would be the first Chrysler plant to fire up after the company's bankruptcy proceedings/Fiat tie-up comes official word that the automaker will resume production at seven plants the week of June 29. In addition, Chrysler will bring the supporting powertrain and stamping plants online ...

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    Could Chrysler's "Project D" be a Nissan?
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    Chrysler has been eerily silent about what, if anything, is in the works to replace the Avenger/Sebring twins, other than giving the replacement plan a cryptic "Project D" moniker. The pair are still relative newcomers to the scene, but the competition has delivered Chrysler's midsizers a sound drubbing both in the press and on the sales charts. The problem ...

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    Classified Follies: Reader spots Dodge concept in Avenger ad
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    There's nothing unusual about seeing a product in an advertisement that doesn't look anything like the real thing. Have you ever gotten a Big Mac that looks like the one in commercials? Classified ads for cars are no exception and are usually assembled by low paid copy editors using stock photos. One of our readers spotted this ad for WestBorn Chrysler in ...

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    Chrysler hasn't killed future product plans... yet
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    As you'd imagine, it's pretty tough to run a successful auto company if there's no viable product in the pipeline. Chrysler has seen its fair share of negative press for not announcing a clear strategy to rebuild the heart of its line-up, namely the Chrysler Sebring and the Dodge Avenger, and it's unclear how much life the aging 300C and Charger platform ...

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