Suprising Good Car
By tarfman on
2000 Dodge Stratus ES 4dr Sedan
Very cheap to buy. I bought for $4000 under NADA retail 4 years ago. The 2.5 V6 is far better then the 4 cyl. No major problems and very reliable. I have made no repairs to engine or transmission in 60k miles. Although the side cover on the tranny has leaked the entire time and required about a quart every year. I have replaced the outer tie-rod ends twice. I enjoy driving the car and the fuel economy is OK. The leather seats are falling apart. I apply conditioner regularly but they are cracked and tearing. Overall I am very happy. I bought it cheap and it has been very reliable. I did not expect to be so happy with a Dodge.
Autostick, 2.5 V6, fold down rear seat, five spoke wheels, CD changer in console.
The body is cheaply built. Better leather. Tie rod ends should last longer than 20k. Rear ball joints hard to grease.