Not bad, but explore the alternatives
By kevinap2 on
2004 Dodge Stratus SE 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
This is no doubt a fun car to drive, especially for a family sedan. However, I've had to do a lot of work to it. New trans (I bought it at 53k, it now has 79k), new head gasket, new water pump, brake switch, all 4 power window regulators, an alternator, a weather strip on the top side of the windshield that came loose and flopped around, the blower motor resistor, and an intermittent rough idle that 3 new sets of plugs and two new sets of wires never fixed and is apparently unexplainable. I also have a control arm making noise right now. That said, I do enjoy driving this car... just not the frequent trips to the shop.
Driving dynamics, interior ergonomics. You WILL fall in love with the way it drives,
More durable parts. With cars like this, there's no doubt why Chrysler is where it is right now.