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 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.)
by Raymond on Mar 24, 2008 Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Stratus ES 4dr Sedan
i purchased this strats ES used with 92,000 on it. It's been a fairly reliable car as i have driven it to Danville,VA from Jamestown, NY. I feel safe to travel in this car but the battery gave me very little warning that it was about to die. then to my surprise the batt. is located in front driver side bumper. you have to remove the wheel to get too it. the same goes for the Chrysler cirrus and plymouth breeze. sneaky of chrysler to do this. i now have 140,000 miles on the car and my check engine light keeps popping on. i took it to the shop and i find out that its the transmission and im not replaceing it. i would buy another stratus but make sure you get a warranty with the car.
by JimW8 on Jul 16, 2007 Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Stratus ES 4dr Sedan
My experience with my 1998 Dodge Stratus (2.4 liter 4 cylinder engine) was very good. The car was completely reliable and gave me only one problem at about 40K miles (transmission cooler hose leaked and was quickly and inexpensively repaired) until it hit 143,800 miles. Then the transmission went bad, so I sold it rather than spend the $1800 to have a rebuilt transmission put into it.
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