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2002 Dodge Stratus

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Stratus RT 2dr coupe
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By Gregory Pappas
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2002 Dodge Stratus R/T 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

After the 36,000 mile warranty expired it had 10 problems including motor mount, air pressure engine sensor, trottle position sensor, starter motor, cam belt tensioner, 3 gear syncro, 5th gear synchro, A/C, battery, electric rear view mirror (twice), before reaching 66,000 miles. The front brake pads and clutch ($1,400) were replaced due to wear. I am 59 years old and drive mostly highway miles. This car has had more problems than the combined problems of the previous 6 Chrysler product cars I have owned over a 24 year period.


Favorite Features

Very smooth shifting transmission


Suggested Improvements

Reliablity


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Stratus V6 sedan
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By chuck diggs
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2002 Dodge Stratus SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Have some brake issues such as warped rotors and a little shakey on stops. Other than that the car has been a good car with no other problems.


Favorite Features

Keyless entry


Suggested Improvements

Better brakes, better gas mileage in the v6 model


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Never Again
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By notagain
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2002 Dodge Stratus SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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This car is the least reliable of any I have owned. At less than 40,000 miles a rear wheel bearing had to be replaced. At 69500 miles the transmission suddenly failed with no prior warning, leaving me and my family stranded 300 miles from home. I had to leave the car at a dealership 300 miles from home for two weeks to get it repaired. The Chrysler dealership- rebuilt tranny failed within one mile of leaving the dealership. Now the check engine light comes on once every couple of weeks, each time for a different problem. Responses to my complaints to Daimler-Chrysler indicate that they are unconcerned.


Favorite Features

Fuel economy, if trips to the service department are discounted.


Suggested Improvements

A reliable transmission and drive train is required. Customer satisfaction is not a priority with Daimler-Chrysler. Follow their advice, find a better car and buy it. It won't be hard to do.


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Good fun for the buck.
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By anthjaco
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2002 Dodge Stratus R/T 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Dodge hit a triple with this car! Good road feel and lots of get up! Good spacious interior and great sport look.


Favorite Features

Power everything!


Suggested Improvements

Make it rear-wheel drive and up the horsepower to at least 250! Make the spoiler standard. Deep tinted windows.


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2002 Stratus SXT a good value
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By cdf
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2002 Dodge Stratus SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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This is my 2nd Stratus, and for the money it is a great deal. I had only one minor electrical problem with the A/C unit and the dealer fixed it promptly. The car should come standard with window guards as the roofline will leak the water in without them. The seating is very comfy as well as the ride. The sound system is more than adequate for a base vehicle. Fuel economy is reasonable at 25 city/30 highway. it's a nice vehicle for the money. Chrysler cars will be parked in my driveway for a long time if they keep this price/value relationship


Favorite Features

Smooth ride, nice looks, and dependability


Suggested Improvements

Brake dust...only issue...I, like others, keep my car clean and the design of the wheels is an issue.


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