Bought my ES used from original owner. It is the top of the line for the year and the only problem I had is with brakes, changed twice in 3 months one year, but it was due to defective brakes. Engine has 151,000 miles. The car handles well and runs soundly. Never had an engine problem or anything major happen. Starts up every time, doesn't leak a single drop of oil, still gets 26 mpg highway. I have always had good luck with Dodge and my next car (picking up tomorrow) is the 2008 Avenger SXT, which is replacing the Stratus. The Stratus is a well made vehicle, at least mine is, anyway!
Leather interior, good handling, great stereo, lots of trunk space, low maintenance.
Lousy cup holders, right under the shifter! Whoever designed that surely never drank a soda or bottle of water while driving! Thankfully my new Avenger has shown a great improvement in that area.