Bought the V6 2.7L 2002 Stratus SE.
Love its powerful engine and
acceleration. Its AT is not as
smooth as my GM car. The paint job is
poor. The plastic interior looks
cheap. The battery is at a very
odd position (not viewable under the
hood). The work room under the hood is
very tight, which makes many
maintenance job more difficult. The
headroom for the front folks is too
small, regarding the size of this
vehicle. It has a huge blind spot at
the drive side. Have to be very careful
when change lanes. Fuel economy is
about 21-22 mpg for mostly highway
driving. The trunk is narrow, but quite
deep. Reliability: after 8000 miles, no
any problem so far.
Power. Look. Value. Braking.
More headroom for the driver (increase
the height to give a bigger car
feeling); refinement of the build
quality; more cloth material, less
cheap plastics for the interior;
lowering the seat's height to reduce
the blind spot
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