BTW, Powered Toast Man bought an '08 Magnum, and plymouth1 bought the new AvengerStratuscaster said:It's also a 5-year-old car with a 2-year-old refresh, based on an even older design, against cars that have all been redesigned in that same 5-year period.
I will not deny there are better vehicles in the mid-size class today.
Now, put your consumer hat on. Tell me which other mid-size vehicle can provide the same level of VALUE the Avenger can?
Consider our forum member, Powered Toast Man. He just picked up a decently equipped Avenger with the 3.6L engine and Rallye package and got out the door for ~$21K. Is there another mid-size car that would fit that bill and that price? And if so, would PTM have even LIKED the car anyway? We can't say, because we aren't him.
Yes, there are those that feel fleet sales are a bad thing. They can be, if they are mismanaged. Properly managed, it can be a profitable business.
I read a good number of articles and reviews from critics and journalists. Ultimately, the decision is mine, and even if every review is glowing and praise-filled, I'm still going to go put my own butt in the seat and judge it for myself by my own needs and wants. Some guy writing web articles for Yahoo doesn't know what mine requirements are.