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2004 Dodge Stratus

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By towerman78
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2004 Dodge Stratus SE 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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At first I thought this might be a good car for the price but, then problems. As they say there is never a good deal, you get what you pay for. I have a stalling and acceleration problem that Bartow Dodge and Fort Myers Dodge can't seem to fix. I even have the full warranty extended to 72/72,000 but what good is it if they cant fix the car huh! This is my second Stratus and one Intrepid and I'm done with Dodge...PERIOD.


Favorite Features

Sound system


Suggested Improvements

Loose some of the computer wiring. it seems to cause more problems than perfection.


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so far so good........
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By lovemystratus03/04
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2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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So far so good. I bought my Stratus in March 2004 and I love it. It is fun to drive and has great handling. The V6 engine has a lot of get up and go. It is also pretty good on gas. The interior is spacious and the rear can hold my three kids (2 that are in booster seats) comfortably. The only thing that I would change is the console design and storage. Everything else I love!


Favorite Features

Exterior design, interior space, 16 inch alloy wheels, V6 engine


Suggested Improvements

new console design, standard side curtain air-bags, more storage


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Stratus Beats Taurus
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By dhermesc
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2004 Dodge Stratus SE 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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Started out looking for a 2003 or 2004 Ford Taurus (to replace 99 Taurus as family car). Had not had good experience with Ford dealerships in my area (lousy service, ever wonder where the term "stealership" came from?). Had Impala for company car - only drive it because its free. Test drove the Stratus - quieter then the Taurus, more back seat room for the 2 & 5 year old but just a little narrower. Good power for passing on the two lane roads in my area (especially compared to the Vulcan engine the Taurus). The interior of SE seemed a little plain but good enough to haul (and clean up after) the curtain climbers. Otherwise well equipped with keyless entry, CD and power seat.


Favorite Features

PRICE!!!! Purchased a 2004 with only 11K for $10,500, couldn't get an 04 Taurus that low. The 2.7L has excellant power for this size of car.


Suggested Improvements

Just learned of the 2.7L "sludge" problem, am using synthetic oil which seems to correct the problem. Also having it changed at the dealer to ensure warranty. Did they really need to mount the light switch on the blicker arm too?


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More Chrysler Garbage
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By GIBill
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2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I owned this vehicle for less than 6 months before trading it in on an Accord. The only reason I bought it was the cheap price. But like the last Chrysler product I owned this car suffered from underpowered air conditioning (sounds loud, hardly cools the car), a jerky automatic transmission with weird gear ratios, and a ride like the shocks were made of oak. NEVER AGAIN!!!


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Fun Car, Great Price
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By Silky
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2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Pros: the attractive looks, the power, and the value. I went from a 4 cyl 2001 Accord with lthr seats to this, and it was no step down. These cloth seats are the most comfortable I've ever sat on in a car. This car is a great value with a heck of a lot of giddyup. The downside is the headroom is atrocious & with the curvature of the door/window I smack my head all the time when trying to check my blind spot. Next, the transmission is rough..stalls under hard braking occasionally and shifts very rough, especially down. Last, the gas mileage is terrible. I'm lucky to get 20 mpg on my short daily drives. Overall, though, a great car to drive to its death since resale value stinks.


Favorite Features

Sexy looks, great acceleration, good value


Suggested Improvements

Transmission should be smoother, increase the headroom slightly without losing sleek looks, ABS should be standard in this day and age on a car in this class


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