by CheekyWeeSarah on Apr 30, 2010 Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Stratus 4dr Sedan
Hi there! I bought this car after my crappy old van died and left me and my BABY stranded in the creepy part of town. I was nervous about getting another used car for fear that this would happen to us again, but low and behold---this Dodge Stratus turned out to be my DREAM CAR! Not only does this car completely suit me both as a college student, graphic designer, and single mom, but it's SO FAST and yet SAFE at the same time. I can't even tell you how many times I've had to slam those reliable brakes to avoid some jerk on the road or how often I've just barely started to proceed from a red light to a green when my Stratus GUNS forward like it's got an EIGHT cylinder under the hood! LOVE!
by first time dodge car on Jul 17, 2009 Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Stratus 4dr Sedan
I have had this car for over 13 years, and I hate parting with it. It has been very reliable, but, since I am getting older, and my knee joints ache, I will have to part with it for a vehicle that has higher seats, such as an SUV. However, if they were still making them, I would buy another one in a second.
by tylerpalti on Sep 28, 2004 Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Stratus 4dr Sedan
I have had my car for nearly six years
now. The car has remained very
responsive over the years, and
reliable. I have been able to to most
work on it myself although it has been
extremely tight under the hood at
times. I love my car, and I would and
have recommended it to anyone who will
by FIrstnicecar on May 15, 2004 Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Stratus 4dr Sedan
Bought it in 98' with 24,000 miles.
It's been fairly reliable, except we've
had to replace the Steering Rack 3
times, yes 3 times. And everytime we do
that, you need a new Steering Pump, as
well as Ti-rods. Car has now about
120,000 miles and we just put the 3rd
Steering rack in February, and it's
started making a funny noise that may
be the struts or the steering. Just
waiting for something major to happen,
and this car is done for.
by hoeun on Mar 25, 2004 Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Stratus 4dr Sedan
got it brand new back in 96. ive been
driving this car for 4 years. my mom
had it before me. before i started
driving, it was taken goodcare of and
was driven very softly (never over
3000 rpm). when i took over, i abused
the 2.4lt engine. i put it throught
alot of tests and trials. i do give
it regualr oil changes, but my average
peak rpm when im accelerating is
4500. i get bad gas milage only due
to my driving style. we had to
replace the head gasket, transmission
twice, and whole lot of brake jobs.
but considering my driving style, it
was reasonable. right now it has
little ove 150000miles, and its still
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