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2004 Dodge Stratus

Dodge Stratus Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 142 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2004 Dodge Stratus

  • The Stratus is a stylish and affordable alternative to the mainstream models that dominate this segment.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Exceptional value, attractive shape, fun to drive.

  • Cons

    Doesn't have the build quality or reliability reputation of its Japanese competition.

  • What's New for 2004

    Chrysler and Dodge have restyled most vehicles this year to bring out similarities and cohesiveness among the Chrysler group cars. To that end, the Stratus sedan receives a new front fascia, and R/T sedans get a monochromatic grille. Sedan interior changes include the addition of steering wheel-mounted audio controls and an auto-dimming rearview mirror, along with new door panels, new seat fabric and three new interior choices. Two new 16-inch wheel options, plus two new exterior colors have been added as well. Also this year, Stratus sedans without optional antilock brakes receive a downgraded braking system with rear drums in place of discs. On the plus side, traction control is now available when combined with antilock brakes. A manual transmission is no longer available. Changes to the coupe are minimal. The interior features a new "Satin Silver" finish on the center stack bezels, and door accents.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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6 of 24 people found this review helpful

Great car for great value

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Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

This was my first car and I didn't buy it too long ago. Has 84,000 miles and in good condition! Only cost me $4,500. Also came with a fresh set of tires. The car is an overall very good buy. It rides smoothly and has that "low" feeling. There is a limited amount of body roll while turning due to a stiffer suspension. Even though it's a coupe, the back seat is rather large and very comfortable. The trunk space is also pretty large, it managed to fit over $160 worth of groceries. Though the car is cheap, reliable, and sporty, the build quality isn't spot on. The front and rear bumper is made of cheap plastic, which is a little flimsy. The dashboard is rubber and bulges out when hot.



5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Great car, what's with the

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Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I have had my car for two years and love it! But I have had the roof painted and now and going to have to have the hood painted. The paint is just fading right off my pretty black car!




Love my dodge stratus coupe!

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Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I bought my Dodge Stratus Coupe brand spanking new! It was one of the best decisions I've made! Those who have had problems with theirs are probably driving it like its a four wheeler. Mine always gets regular oil changes & etc. I heard after 60,000 miles the transmission goes out...uh NO, NOT TRUE AT ALL. You should keep an eye on it after that amount of miles but as long as you TAKE CARE OF YOUR CAR like you should you shouldn't have any problems! I have 106,000 miles on mine and its still running great!As far as the appearance some paint damage from too much sun exposure.




I love this car!!

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Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

is there really anything not to love about this car? I get so many compliments on this car, the color is gorgeous! (pearly light blue)



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Dodge stratus sxt 2 door

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Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

It is so much fun to drive. They look very nice, and they turn a few heads. The sound system that comes stock, is very good as well. It is very easily upgradeable. I love it and would recommend it to anyone.




Just bought a dodge stratus

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Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

The 2004 Dodge Stratus is very comfortable and stylist. It is also very affordable and it comes with a really hard-to-beat warrenty. There wasnt any other automobile that was offering that kind of warrenty; not even the foreign ones.



Full 2004 Dodge Stratus Review

What's New for 2004

Chrysler and Dodge have restyled most vehicles this year to bring out similarities and cohesiveness among the Chrysler group cars. To that end, the Stratus sedan receives a new front fascia, and R/T sedans get a monochromatic grille. Sedan interior changes include the addition of steering wheel-mounted audio controls and an auto-dimming rearview mirror, along with new door panels, new seat fabric and three new interior choices. Two new 16-inch wheel options, plus two new exterior colors have been added as well. Also this year, Stratus sedans without optional antilock brakes receive a downgraded braking system with rear drums in place of discs. On the plus side, traction control is now available when combined with antilock brakes. A manual transmission is no longer available. Changes to the coupe are minimal. The interior features a new "Satin Silver" finish on the center stack bezels, and door accents.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
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