Stratus R/T coupe
By Starvin' on
2002 Dodge Stratus R/T 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
This car is a fun car to drive. The 5 speed manual is smooth and precise. The 3.0 has a broad powerband and you don't have to be constantly shifting down to keep it in it power range. It will suprise 5.0 mustangs. The car is nice to look at from the outside. I am not crazy about the interior I feel it has to much plastic. I drive 75 miles one way to work mostly driven at 75MPH and get ~27MPG. The R/T is not a family vehicle can get very cramped with 2 adults and a child seat in the back.
Broad powerband. Nice looks from the outside. Smooth manual tranny. Handles well with the right tire. Toyo tires seem to work best for me. Starts and runs dependably everyday. Great bang for the buck.
Improved front rotors. I had to replace them at 68000 miles. Both fronts warped. Road noise from the 17" wheels and tires. Better quality plastic in the interior.