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Fun car to drive-excellent value
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By 2002 Stratus SXT
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2002 Dodge Stratus SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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The Stratus SXT is a fun car to drive with excellent pick up when accelerating. Very comfortable and handles very well on snowy and wet pavement. Some very minor repairs required during warranty period but were promptly repaired by dealer.


Best Features

Good sound system-excellent acceleration-handles well in bad weather-27 mpg highway


Worst Features

Constant brake dust on front rims is brutal-gas mileage in city driving is not great-intermittent whine noise at 65 to 70 mph that has stumped dealer


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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)


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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.


Best Features

Very smooth shifting transmission


Worst Features

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.


Best Features

Keyless entry


Worst Features

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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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)


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


Best Features

Power everything!


Worst Features

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


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