by cj95 on Sep 20, 2013 Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Stratus 4dr Sedan
my stepbrother has owned a 98 for about a year and is constantly bringing it to me asking me to fix this and that, the things rides like a hotwheels on concrete, you can feel every bump in the road,
and when you hit the throttle first of all, it feels like your going no where and second the pathetic, noisy 4 cyl can wake the dead! I hate dodge! Ford all the way!
by michaela96 on Jul 3, 2013 Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Stratus ES 4dr Sedan
I bought this 15 year old car for $1500. It had 180K on it but still runs smoothly. It handles great and should last anyone a long time so long as they keep up the maintenance and do repairs as needed. Before when I thought of the brand "Dodge", the first thing that came to mind was gas guzzling trucks. To my surprise this car gets pretty good gas mileage. I've had it over a month now and I love it. My goal is to get it to last me through this winter with out having any major problems.
by clintonanthony on Mar 9, 2013 Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Stratus ES 4dr Sedan
I bought my car in 2006 with 80k on it.
Needed to immediately replace water pump and deal with leaking oil pan.
It is now 2013, so it's been a fairly okay car for me to get it over 150,000 miles.
I need to 'junk' the car now, because it's no good.
I live in PA and the bottom of the car is completely rusted out, rocker panels are covered up with rivits and tin.
I've tried to frequently wash the car to avoid this, but it was inevitable. My frame is 'soft' and won't pass another inspection.
I would have liked to of got more than 150k out of the car, but it's not going to happen.
by dsilvestri on Jun 21, 2012 Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Stratus 4dr Sedan
I got this car because it was a cheap manual transmission car with nice cold working AC and with gas prices at around 3.50 a gallon and the car being only $800 bucks i bought it even if i got a few months out of it i wouldnt lose, but honestly being skeptical of it at first because it was a 14yr old DODGE and i figured i would drive it until i could afford to get into a car payment again on a brand new car honestly now im so in love with this old car that i figured why would i even need a car pymnt when this car is paid 4, super dependable, and the gas mileage i get out of it is ridiculous its over 30mpg easy ha even the stock radio is sounds good, 127k and im the 2nd owner, mine was a deal!
by RR50 on Apr 16, 2010 Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Stratus ES 4dr Sedan
I see a lot of negative reviews for this car , so I might have just got lucky. Without any doubt this was the best car I have ever owned and would not hesitate to buy another one . I quit buying Chrysler a long time ago.( I am 50 yrs old) But couldn't pass this one up. Paid $1000 with 135,000 miles on it. It now has 280,000 miles and engine and tranny are still strong.Never one problem. Only changed normal wear parts.(brakes,belts,etc.)