In my family, we now have two
Stratuses, both '97's, both 2.0L and
five-speed stick. Mine is Forest
Green Metallic and my father's is
Light Silver Fern Clearcoat.
They are great little cars, cheap,
peppy and safe. My father has 230,000
miles on his, and he's only replaced
the infamous head gasket, the rear
main seal (and consequently the
clutch), and a left wheel bearing
His car still gets 35-37 MPG on the
I just bought mine today, we'll see if
mine turns out as well as his has.
Strong, weighty clutch
Offer the same five-speed manual with
Find a better place for the rear
Fix the head gaskets!