I purchased my Stratus used Jan 2001, since then I have put 250,000 miles on it. I have had very few problems and have put a total of 4000 into upkeep and repairs over the last 6 1/2 years. Even with all this mileage I still get 25 mpg highway. Yes it does need some more work but what vehicle wouldnt that has been a real work horse for 42,000 miles a year.
The large trunk, the sport suspension and the Auto Shift 4 speed transmission. This car is really fun to drive on country roads.
The only thing I would change is the engine compartment, you almost have to remove the engine to change the oil.