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2003 Dodge Stratus - Consumer Reviews

2003 Dodge Stratus

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It's Just Great!!!
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By Yogi4
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2003 Dodge Stratus SE 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This is just a great vehicle. I just
have the SE model, so I don't have all
the goodies, but nontheless it performes
great. The gas mileage is good, runs
quiet with just a little road noise. It
handles well and the 4 cylinder is peppy
and made for the do-it-yourself
tune-ups. The engine warms up
unbelievably fast and the heater will
blow you away. But the A/C could be a
little colder. You can use your cup
holders without your cup getting in the
way of anything. The seats are
comfortable even on long trips. Use
semi-synthetic oil, I find that it
improves mileage and smoothness in this
engine. Don't use high priced brake
pads. Just use the cheap semi metallic
pads or it will eat your rotors.


Best Features

The looks, the ride, the comfort, the dimming interior light and the speakers sound awesome. Not to mention the good gas mileage. The trunk is HUGE!!! The triger like button on the gear shift leaver.


Worst Features

Brakes. Colder A/C (it'll keep you cool though). Window deflectors, if you wash your windshield or if it's raining and your window is cracked or down.... it's coming in.


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We like it!
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By Susan Kirton
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2003 Dodge Stratus SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


Review

We just bought it and paid 10,000 for
it.
I didn't want a sedan initially, but I
am very happy with the styling and
solidity of the car.It could use a few
more amonites, but other than that we
are happy wih our purchase.


Best Features

Color, interior and out. I like the power of the engine. It has a lot of pickup and go . Granted, we are new owners, so I can't yet respond to reliability. But the engine is quiet and the ride is too. I am 5"4, so I really like that the seat belts in the front are adjustable.


Worst Features

Added cup holders, lighter in an easier to reach place, ABS, side airbags.


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WOW
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By Dan Wall
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2003 Dodge Stratus SXT 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I went looking for a Extended Cab
fullsize pick-up when I saw this baby
sitting in the showroom floor. I
couldn't help but look it over. I
didn't really know that Stratus came in
a 2 door, but had to have it well
before I even drove it. After driving
it, there was no way I could leave with
out the car. It's a large enough car
to not feel cramped inside, and still a
very sporty car that gets some serious
attention all passer-bys.


Best Features

Sporty Style; peppy, yet fuel efficient, 2.4L engine; Automatic shifter is great. I traded a 98 Escort 5 speed on it, and I'm still trying to change gears in this one.


Worst Features

I think with out many changes, putting aside a larger engine, this could be Dodge's competition the Ford Mustang.


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03 R/T Coupe
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By StratusOwner
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2003 Dodge Stratus R/T 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I love my stratus. It looks great,
rides great, and there are so many
aftermarket modifications available due
to its common engine with the sebring
and eclipse.


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Smooth Operator
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By CLDone
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2003 Dodge Stratus SXT 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I bought this SXT for interstate
commute (mpg) and was't dissapointed.
Handling is crisp, passing is
effortless,and cruising at 3,000 rpm
could get you a ticket. Short throw
shifter is excellant. My car is black
with 5 spoke alloys and never fails to
get those appreciative stares.


Best Features

Short throw shifter, 4 disc cd changer, cavernous trunk space, and great looking body style.


Worst Features

Slightly stiffer front suspension, better placement of front cupholder, and this car would have no drawbacks.


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