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2001 Dodge Stratus

Dodge Stratus Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 147 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 Dodge Stratus

  • A bit behind its Japanese competitors in terms of refinement, but ahead of them in pricing and the fun-to-drive factor.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Exceptional value, attractive shape, fun to drive.

  • Cons

    Coupe doesn't offer rear-wheel drive, no manual transmission in the ES sedan.

  • What's New for 2001

    The Avenger nameplate has been dropped from the Dodge lineup, replaced by the all-new Stratus coupe. The Stratus sedan continues with a full redesign but retains many of its predecessor's body lines. A new engine debuts along with additional safety features that make the Stratus a family sedan in the truest sense. Last year we marveled at the list of standard options on this moderately priced sedan; this year we're rechecking our numbers again as more features debut for 2001.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Fair mechanically, bad cosmetically

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

I have owned mine since new. I read the other review of the black paint, and I have the same problem. The top coat of paint just flakes off over time and makes your car look like it has dry skin. I have givin up washing it. Very disappointing. And also the dash is cracked in 4 places along the defrost vent. I have replaced the exhaust manifold because of cracks also. The car performs well and kicks but when you mash on the pedal. It gets reasonable mileage for a 4 banger. Even at 141000 miles. If Dodge would have put their own drive train in this car it would have been like the Vega. Mitzu makes a good engine. Also, if your 6' 2" or more, this car is too small for you.




Good while it lasted.

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

This car (the coupe) is just a Mitsubishi Eclipse with a different outer body. It's fun to drive and I still got complements even though its an '01. I traded it about a month ago with 80K miles. The transmission went without any warning whatsoever, the interior was falling apart (dash cracking in sun, door handle breaking) and paint on the door was chipping. This was upseting because I felt like I was fighting a loosing battle in tring to keep it nice, by the end it looked like I treated it like crap which was not the case. It was fun to drive with good performance from the Eclipse 3.0 200hp v6. It however kind of stunk in the winter even though it was front wheel drive and had decent tires.




I would recommend this to

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

I Bought my 2001 Stratus SE Coupe last year at 100,000 miles for $7,000. It runs still to this day with no problems. Sure there are oil changes every 3,000 miles, but nothing else! Runs beautiful still to this day, and now has 203,000 miles Wow!




Stay away

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

Do not buy this car. My AC went out after 3 years and it was no minor problem -- it was a $2,700 problem. Also had to completely replace my brakes and one part unique to the coupe was hard to find. The shop had to special order it and I was without a car for a week.




Stratus review

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

Excellent performance from a reasonably priced package. Design that gets many positive comments, even with the car being now 4 years old. Good sound system. Excellent reliability.




Fun to own; fun to

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

I've enjoyed this car so far. Good performance, good gas mileage. Very comfortable on long trips; it drives smoothly and has no trouble at all with interstate on-ramps or passing. Haven't had to have any work done on it. Only downside is the 205/55R16 tires, which could be expensive depending on where you go. (I had the OEM Goodyears put on and it was over $400. Other than that, great car.



Full 2001 Dodge Stratus Review

What's New for 2001

The Avenger nameplate has been dropped from the Dodge lineup, replaced by the all-new Stratus coupe. The Stratus sedan continues with a full redesign but retains many of its predecessor's body lines. A new engine debuts along with additional safety features that make the Stratus a family sedan in the truest sense. Last year we marveled at the list of standard options on this moderately priced sedan; this year we're rechecking our numbers again as more features debut for 2001.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
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  • 27
  • highway
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