by mc_stratus on Jun 26, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Stratus R/T 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
I just purchased my stratus about a month ago.
I have had absolutely no problems with it.
it rides like a dream and has plenty of power all though the rpm band.
if you are looking at one i was skeptical if i would adjust to the smaller windshield and sportier feel, but i did very quickly.
I read many of these before finally buying a car.
For the money i don't think you will find a better car.
my only complaint although small is that if you like to drive with mirrors the blindspots can be tricky, but easily remedied by physically looking or blindspot mirrors.
If considering one, they are worth it.
by G. Mag on Sep 15, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Stratus R/T 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
Overall has been a pretty solid car. Handles well and has good acceleration. Had to get rid of the Goodyear Eagles, replaced with Potenzas and hydroplaning and winter driving vastly improved. Had to replace EGR solenoid at 50,000, rt front wheel bearing at 100,000 and rear sway bar links but has been very reliable throughout my 6 yrs with it. Paint and body have held up very well. Took it to the Dodge dealership for the EGR light and they had no idea what to do w it. Drove over to the Mitsu dealer and they fixed it in 30 min.
by Greg J. on Aug 19, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Stratus R/T 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
Car is a looker, that is the only upside. Reading other consumer reviews it seems I may have the only crappy dodge stratus. Ok, here we go. Transmission jerks for some mysterious reason, ALOT of electrical issues (interior lights, blinking head lights, faint turning signals, horn loves to go out, fluctuating gas hand, radio and clock resets when I turn the car off then back on), bumper sits too low therefore it oftens hits while going over dips and speed bumps even when speed is low. 3.0 engine sounds good but doesn't accelerate all that well, and parts are expensive. I plan to sell car or salvage parts and get a NON AMERICAN CAR. Sorry USA.
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.