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Low cost to own and fun to drive as 4 cyl. eco cars go
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By billman2
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2003 Dodge Stratus Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Bought new in 03 4 cyl auto good value and to our surprize it's cost to operate has been lower than our japanese car our mother drives, not as well refined but still fun to drive and quieter ride. No issues yet with 140,000 miles except rear struts were replaced. 4 cyl engine not real fast but simple to service and reliable.


Best Features

Style..no econo box look. drives strait down the road.


Worst Features

offer a 4 cyl turbo version or make the 6 cyl more reliable.


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206,000 miles a good solid car
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By mopar350
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2003 Dodge Stratus Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought this car with 50,000 miles on it six years ago. so far I have only done some normal maintance. changed timing belt twice and front brake pads once. now at 206,000 mile mark i have had to change one front wheel bearing. and the transmission is slipping. would have lasted longer if i had changed the fluid and filter like i should have. i have beat this car into the ground and it is still going. i put 36,000 to 40,000 miles a year on this car for the last three years. so i will be putting a transmission in it and keep on driveing it. and i plan on driveing it till the body rusts away. i live in south carolina and there is no rust on it yet so i will be driveing this car for a long time


Best Features

stereo system,reliability, 30mpg, easy to repair when needed.


Worst Features

larger opening for trunk to make loading and unloading easier. better front seat design.


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1st new car, worst car I ever owned
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By sharky65
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2003 Dodge Stratus Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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This car was built cheaply. Here is all the things that have gone wrong with it in the 8 years and 89,000 miles. year 2 new brakes and rotors year 3 drivers side window came off the track $300 year 4 new brakes and rotors, gas gauge stopped working causing $300 bill to replace gas pump, heater fan will only work on high year 5 engine blew up, I had oil change every 3 months, it was under warranty year 6 new brakes and rotors, all windows rattle inside doors year 7 transmission had to be rebuilt year 8 rear strut mounts totally disintergrated because they were made out of cheap aluminum, new brakes and rotors I can finally get rid of it this year. My wife and I alternate buying cars.


Best Features

styling


Worst Features

Mopar really went cheap with this car. Maybe they should get out of the car making business.


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Kira the Killer
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By Cody
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2003 Dodge Stratus Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought this car used because it was such a great deal compared to other cars. It has been very dependable, and is overall a wonderful car to own. This is the 2.4 liter SXT model. I would really recommend this car to anyone on a budget. Just remember to buy from a private party.


Best Features

Sound System! Best I've heard stock. Handling. Seems better than most midsized, even now.


Worst Features

Interior design. Lacks any sort of unique qualities. Power, though always enough, never gets the blood pumping.


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its a c+ rating at best
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By essexville
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2003 Dodge Stratus Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Fun to put it in corners w/ 16" wheels the road ride is stiff like sporty vehicle, nice. Glass all around few blind spots. I have problems with it that Dodge can't find to fix.


Best Features

stereo is pretty good, no


Worst Features

this car does not hold value and its crash test rating is not very good so expect to pay more for insurance company.


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