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2004 Dodge Stratus

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Think again before buying this nightmare
2 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By estella2
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2004 Dodge Stratus SE 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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Dodge Stratus SE V6 2.7L. Bought this car in 2004 and within two years it needed a new transmission and battery. The battery is difficult to change yourself because it's placed behind the driverside tire underneath the panel. The "recommended spark plugs" not so good, causes to many misfires. The anti-freeze reservior is of poor quality and needed replacing because it started to melt with the recommended antifreeze. The fule filter needed replacing twice. Very poor performance driving this car uphill not a lot of power uphill. With all the problems I had with this car I will never buy another dodge vehicle again.


Suggested Improvements

Reservior needs improvement along with placement of the battery. Fule filter needs work. Quality of spark plugs need work as well.


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I will miss this car!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By bgoodrich
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2004 Dodge Stratus R/T 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I owned this car for 7 years and put 165,000 miles on it. I never had a mechanical problem with it ever. It was fast enough, but what I liked the most was the handling. I never thought there was a curve I couldn't take without minimal braking. This car alo had exceptional top-end passing ability. If you ever neede to go from 70-80 mph quickly, you could depend on the Stratus R/T to do it. I got a lot of compliments on the car's appearance and it was nice to be the only person I know to have one. I can't believe they didn't sell more of these. I really can't put into words how much I enjoyed this car. I will miss her greatly.


Favorite Features

Handling, top-end acceleration, Styling


Suggested Improvements

Seats could get uncomfortable during long drives of more than 2 hours. I also would've liked to have seen more side bolstering in the bucket seats also.


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I loved my Stratus
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By texan65
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2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I just traded in my 2004 Stratus after 7 years and 130,000 miles. I never had any major mechanical failure, just regular maintenance. It was a very reliable car. It was hands-down the best car I've ever had. I only traded it in because my family just needed something a little bigger.


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When I bought it, I was a single mom with a 5 year old. It was the perfect size for us. I'm a little on the short side, and I had a better view in this car than most.


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Eight years and still glad I bought it!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By 04stratusrt
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2004 Dodge Stratus R/T 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought a 2004 Stratus R/T coupe brand new and have not regretted it. The V6 provides plenty of power and I get 28 to 30 mpg on the highway! Great looking car with zero mechanical issues.


Favorite Features

Styling, V6 engine, gas mileage and Infinity stereo


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Love My Stratus
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By davinshi
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2004 Dodge Stratus SE 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought this car used with less than 70,000 miles on it. It has TONS of power, hugs the curves, and rides smooth. I might say it has too much power-I'm always having to slow it down on the freeway, because it's up to 80mph and over without even feeling like it. Looks sporty and gets alot of compliments. It does make a bit of a whining noise on hills, but there's no decrease in power at all. My only issue with it is the cab forward design makes stop lights hard to see sometimes-I have to lean forward. But a small inconvenience compared to how amazing this car drives and handles. And I got my first speeding ticket in it!


Favorite Features

Lots of power, handles great, holds the road well, even in bad driving conditions.


Suggested Improvements

Cup holders are a bit awkward to use, especially with tall containers.


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