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By ahhitsanathony
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1999 Dodge Stratus Sedan ES 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car with 134 k miles on it, it now has 174 k miles. It has been the most reliable car I have ever owned. It has never left me stranded. It does have a sensor problem though. If you don't let it up shift to 4th the check engine light comes on and when it shifts down to second that's the highest you can go till you turn the car off and back on and it resets. It is very annoying but if you know to let off the gas and let it shift you're fine. It's also really good in the snow but the v6 sucks on gas.


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205,000 Near Perfect and going still....
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By 2004_mustang
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1999 Dodge Stratus Sedan ES 4dr Sedan


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I got this car in Sept 2005 with 93k miles on it. 3rd owner. It has alomst 205,000k miles on it in Nov 2011. I have almost all the original parts still working fine on this. It has always started up, doesn't make noises, shakes or leaks. At 140k I changed the shocks, struts, fuel cleaning and all the fluids and filters. I do regular maintaince on this so that is why it has done so well. I did have to replace the AC unit, EGR valve, tie rod, fuel pump, water pump and that was about it other than regular tires, brakes and stuff like that. This is a basic, simple car that when maintained. Runs as good as the day it was created, most people dont maintain there cars. All pluses here.


Favorite Features

Easy to take apart on the inside to replace speakers, add additional inside parts, engine is easy to replace things, spare tire in trunk easy as well. It has a huge trunk especially when the back seats fold down. The parts are easy to find at a salvage yard and cheap rather it is new or used.


Suggested Improvements

The only Issue with this car is the power. The 4 cyliner does move once up to speed. I have the 2.4 instead of the 2.0 but getting on a busier Interstate is hard, once your up to speed it is fine. The V6 is slighly faster though. I didn't see many 4 door sedans with a sunroof. I don't think that was an option with the 4 doors, I see it in many of the 2 doors. Would be nice to have that. I guess if you added too many improvements then the car would be too high of a cost. It is really a simple easy car to work with. I do plan on retireing it for a slightly faster V6 or tubo V4 but it is hard considering how well it has been and how long I have had it. I only paid $3000 for it.


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99 Stratus ES
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By J. Anderson
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1999 Dodge Stratus Sedan ES 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car when it was about 3yrs old with about 98,000 on it. It was my first car and not knowing a whole lot about cars back then, I haven't done any of the required maintenance but it is still going strong! I did do regular oil changes! It has really been a great car! I'm surprised it has lasted this long without the suggested maintenance! It has only been within the last 4yrs (about 12,000 miles ago) that the repairs have been costly. The car has 147+k miles and still gets me here and there with a few long trips. 6 disc cd player skips, that is about the only annoying part.


Favorite Features

Leather! Love it! 6 disc changer in dash, roomy, comfortable ride. V6 engine.


Suggested Improvements

Newer models could have this, a latch system for car seats.


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Lemon Car In My Opinion
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By CaptDoc
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1999 Dodge Stratus Sedan ES 4dr Sedan


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I purchased this car Oct., 2009. It only had 82,000 miles on it then. It now has approx. 85,000. In the past 4 months I have put an additional $1,400 plus into this car replacing the following: starter, Oxygen Sensor (2), Distributor that had already been replaced a year ago by previous owner, fuel pump and fuel filter, some type of fan sensor as the the heat/air would only run in high (replaced twice in past year), and the catalytic converter. The car now makes a humming noise nobody can figure out and continues to sputter and die off and on which no body in the area can seem to figure out. I would not recommend this car to anyone or take it on long trips.


Favorite Features

interior


Suggested Improvements

Engine, transmission, electrical, and fuel system definitely needs to be redesigned and needs to be a lot more reliable.


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Problems!
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By Danny
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1999 Dodge Stratus Sedan ES 4dr Sedan


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So many problems with it. Dashboard randomly went out and none of the gauges worked for a period of time. All four tie rods went bad at 83,000. Has not been generally reliable


Favorite Features

Not too much to get excited about!


Suggested Improvements

Make it a more reliable car!


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Terrible transmission
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By Laura Furko
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1999 Dodge Stratus Sedan ES 4dr Sedan


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Tie rod failure at 51,000 miles. Almost got killed. Transmission failure at 56,000 miles. What is up with that?


Favorite Features

seats


Suggested Improvements

good transmission.


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Could have done better
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By pcotrash
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1999 Dodge Stratus Sedan ES 4dr Sedan


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My Dodge Status still gets me back and forth to work but I have had several problems with it that shouldnt happen when you buy a brand new vehicle. Gas gauge stopped working and left me stranded in the middle of nowhere at 1130pm. Also have had to replace speed sensor, had the rotors turned 6 months ago and they alreadly need turning again. Several other problems also.


Favorite Features

The car does get up and go and my son constantly wants to drive it. So to a 16 year old its a hip car.


Suggested Improvements

Seats need to be more adjustable. They are too high up for tall people. Also the above problems need to be looked into.


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AWESOME!
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By coo coo
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1999 Dodge Stratus Sedan ES 4dr Sedan


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I REALLY LIKE THAT DODGE STRATUS IT IS A VERY NICE LOOKING CAR THAT IS VERY EASY TO DRIVE... IT WAS MY FIRST CAR... AND I LOVED IT!


Favorite Features

LEATHER AND THE BODY


Suggested Improvements

NOTHING!


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Dodgie
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By Dodgie
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1999 Dodge Stratus Sedan ES 4dr Sedan


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Poor handling in snow! If you plan on driving this in snow, then I'd reconsider. Traction is poor and has difficulty stopping. Airconditioning is weak, but if you plan on being up in the front, it's ok. If you are going to having rear passengers, this could be a problem.


Favorite Features

Comfort and roomy. Stereo is of high quality sound. Very good on Gas.


Suggested Improvements

Traction and improve AC Unit.


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Mom, can I take the STRATUS?!?!?!
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By mee-moo
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1999 Dodge Stratus Sedan ES 4dr Sedan


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My Stratus ES (1999 w/ Autostick) has been a very good car. I only had one, minor problem with it; the alternator cable to the battery came loose, which resulted in some arching and a bad smell. Nothing serious at all. It took no time to fix and was covered by warranty. One other problem--very, very minor--the print on the radio buttons seems to be wearing off way too early, and those shouldn't wear at all...ever.


Favorite Features

My favorite features about the car are the VERY COMFY seats (ES model w/ leather). Many people have said that those are possibly the most-comfortable seats they've ever sat in. I, for one, think they are the most-comfy seats I've ever sat on in a car to date!


Suggested Improvements

It needs more HP and a available, sporty manual (both taken care of in the 2002 R/T model). The head restraints NEED TO BE ABLE TO BE POSTIONED HIGHER UP, lock at a desired angle to the head, and there NEEDS to be head restraints in the back seat.


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