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1998 Dodge Stratus - Consumer Reviews

1998 Dodge Stratus

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Always a mechanical problem
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By dodgeowner
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1998 Dodge Stratus 4dr Sedan


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We've had this car for 5 years and there has always been some mechanical problem that just won't go away or is easy to fix: faulty fuel pump (was replaced under warranty and still faulty); CV joint broken; blown head gasket in 2004;not as quiet to road noise as before; some interior light features broken; power lock doors from key entry never worked; speaker system wires faulty; radio control panel difficult size to replace with new system; for home repairs, the parts are all not easily accessible at all.


Best Features

Comfortable seats


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Love It!!
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By Carla
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1998 Dodge Stratus ES 4dr Sedan


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I have 168,000 miles and I'm still getting 28 mpg. First 80,000 miles were city commute but last 88,000 have been all highway. I commute 140 miles to work (M-F). I have kept up on my preventative maintenance (not religiously) which has helped. I love the way it handles in any weather. I am concerned about the miles and how much longer my car will last.


Worst Features

Cup holder needs to be a little bigger and deeper for water bottles.


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Poorly designed
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By joseph
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1998 Dodge Stratus 4dr Sedan


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This vehicle looks nice and is fun to drive. The problem with the vehicle is that Dodge designed it to fall apart and then be so difficult to fix that you would be required to bring it to a dealership so they can make more money. For example; the battery is not accessible from engine compartment, must remove tire to access it, drain plug for radiator inside of bumper, brake caliper made out of plastic so it fails every 2-3 brake changes. everything requires special tools to repair it. not an easy car to fix despite many problems with it, gaskets failing, etc. I would not recommend this vehicle to anyone.


Best Features

Comfortable ride


Worst Features

Design it with the consumer in mind instead of thinking about making money on the repairs.


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Satisfied so far
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By sabrina
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1998 Dodge Stratus 4dr Sedan


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I bought my 98 Dodge Stratus 3 years ago and have had slim to no problems with it. I have had to have the fan belt tightened, and at around 90k miles I had to have new spark plugs and wires, thats it. It is good on gas and is a smooth ride. I will probabaly get another Dodge.


Best Features

DOHC and roomy back seat


Worst Features

Not much head room for tall people in the front


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Great car
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By Dean
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1998 Dodge Stratus 4dr Sedan


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I now have 90k miles on my Stratus and have had only one problem so far, and that's the head gasket leaking oil, which seems to be the norm for this car. It's fun to drive and looks good. I love this car, and am thinking about getting a new one.


Best Features

It has good pickup and is fun to drive.


Worst Features

Stop the head gasket leaking oil.


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