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The 2.4L Mopar disaster
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By Jimmie
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1995 Dodge Stratus 4dr Sedan


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This was the first year for the Chrysler made 2.4L engine and the head gaskets had to be replaced every 20 - 30K miles. Don't check the oil and you lose the engine. Head gaskets were scarce in '99 and my engine burned out at 90K miles and had to be replaced with a used one which was almost impossible to find. It took over a month to find a good replacement engine. It just had it's second head gasket replaced approx. 50K mi. The dealer didn't even question the request; in and out in 8 hrs. and $800; thank you very much!


Favorite Features

Like the cab forward design.


Suggested Improvements

Better engine head gasket seal design. If this was corrected later I don't know about it.


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NOT happy
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By NOT happy
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1995 Dodge Stratus ES 4dr Sedan


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Nothing but problems since the purchase date. The thing can eat brakes more than anything, crap transmission, and who thought to put the battery under the fender? Looks great, runs horribly.


Favorite Features

Semi sporty looking, but practical.


Suggested Improvements

Everything under the hood, and interior leather.


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ups and downs
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By jojm
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1995 Dodge Stratus ES 4dr Sedan


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very good first few years. main problem is dodge...they simply are unwilling or unable to fix problems.


Favorite Features

economy and pep


Suggested Improvements

have ford or gm do warranty work and repairs....no mor chrysler products for me...too bad as a pretty good car


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Designed fast, fast is not always good.
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By gbelo
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1995 Dodge Stratus 4dr Sedan


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I bought the car the 1st year it came out . It was attrative and cheap. problem is that the designers designed it so fast they did not pay attention to the engine. $800 head gasket replacement. Would I buy another Stratus, maybe ..A couple of drinks would help with the decision.


Favorite Features

Design, peppy engine


Suggested Improvements

Engine, engine, interior fabrics and interior materials


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jinxed?
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By Beth
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1995 Dodge Stratus ES 4dr Sedan


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I've had nothing but problems since purchase. Luckily I got an extended warranty, which Chrysler has lost A LOT of money on. The powertrain control module was replaced twice, and took six trips to the dealership to be completed properly. Keyless entry unit has not worked since just after purchase. Apparently the computer will not respond. The body control module was just replaced last month (NOT under warranty) and transmission soleniod replaced this week. I would enjoy the car if not for the almost monthly trips to the mechanic(milage is 80k-not 100's) Wish could recommend a Stratus to other buyers, but would be VERY wary at this point.


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