Bought this car with 50K miles on it.
I've had to replace the oxygen sensor 3
times (engine light stays on), and the
electical system goes out where the
radio, heat/ac and lights don't work.
If I stop and turn the car off and then
back on, it's restored. Otherwise, it's
been a great car. It was cheap and
great in-between car. It looks great,
people always think it's newer than it
When i bought the car it had a blown
head gasket, but the dealor replaced
it with a new redesigned head gaske to
fix the old faulty ones, not a problem
since,if you'r head gasket ever goes
out make sure you get the new
The Style for its age,
The 2.4L engine
Interior / trunk space
The first years of my ownership were
great. No problems were encountered,
that came out of pocket, except the
Catalytic convertor. Gas mileage was
terrific, friends love the roomy
backseat. My car has 130k miles,the
last 20k miles have been terrible.
Brakes are eaten like candy (especially
front ones) and Dodge wouldn't fix them
although there was a recall. Head
gasket replaced and the oil has leaked
for the past 60k miles. To many other
problems to mention. I would not buy
another Chrysler or Dodge, unless it
was a truck. Where is the battery
placed, terrible ideal..
Roominess is terrific, so is gas
mileage still at 130k miles.
Placement of the battery. Rearview
mirror placement. Better brakes.
Interior material needs to be better -
We have put over 127,000 miles on this
dependable car in over 8 years of fun
driving. It is the base model so
there are not many features on it, but
it is still fun to drive. We have not
put any money into it except for the
usual (brakes, tires). It is been
used by our teenagers for the last two
years and even with them driving it,
it has held up well.
Just yesterday someone who was driving
a 2002 Stratus asked us if our 1995
Stratus was a 1999 model. It is still
lokking good. I just hope it makes it
through my teenage kids.
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.
Design, peppy engine
Engine, engine, interior fabrics and