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 Reazonz on May 25, 2009 Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Stratus ES 4dr Sedan
Bought it in 1997 ive only had to replance the radiator, water pump and radiator hose everything else is still great I just hit 140,000 miles and im still goin strong I get the oil changed every 3,500 miles the a/c compresser just wen out this summer and its lookin at about $300 to fix I never really used it often so I wont get it fixed until I need to.
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 sam t on Jul 1, 2004 Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Stratus ES 4dr Sedan
The Stratus was my dad's first car. At
about 3-,--- miles it needed a new
head gasket, needed another head
gasket at 66,000. nearly everything
started needing replacement at 60,000.
It is noisy. We had the 2.4l and it
only got 20city/29 high. that's pretty
bad. There is a lot of torque in the
engine and so so horsepower, 150 to be
exact. The catalytic converter went
bad at 66,000. steering column and
wheel bearings needed replacement at
around 64,000. iterior plastics were
hard and cheap. steering wheel
vibrated when idling.
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