1999 Avenger ES V-6 TIMING BELT (Orig. looks brand new!) My 1999 Avenger has 81K miles and I was going to go by the manual and not replace it 'til about 95K miles. I only drive it about 2-3K miles/yr. Well, several people thought I was CRAZY not to replace it with it being 17 yrs. old and having an "interference engine" so I finally "caved" but had my mechanic keep the original belt and it looks BRAND NEW ! It's made of rubber (NOT a chain) and covered but WOW. I guess it was a gamble though and now it's replaced. Cost was $900.00. Ugh.