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Great Value Midsize Sedan
By jklag11 on 05/27/13 07:27 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Dodge Stratus SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

Review

Bought my 2005 Dodge Stratus SXT Sedan 2 years ago with 64,000 miles on it. Just passing 85,000 miles now and have not had a single repair yet. Bought the car for about $5,000 less than a same-year Camry or Accord, and have not regretted that decision once. Besides the fact that the Stratus is far and away more attractive than either, it has a much more spacious interior and has very good handling for a mid-2000s midsize sedan. My only complaint to date has been that I tend to drive more city than highway, and have never been able to meet either the EPA (22 mpg) or Edmunds predicted (19 mpg) city ratings. Otherwise, very happy with my Stratus!
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A Great Purchase
By mason_mm on 02/10/13 18:11 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Dodge Stratus SXT 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

Review

This is my 5th car in 3 years; needless to say, I have terrible luck with cars. However, this puppy was the best decision I've ever made with cars. The engine has good get up and go, the clutch is pleasantly shallow and the performance overall is great for a 4-cyl. The interior is great- the special edition with 2-tone leather is a great touch. The exterior design is the best Dodge/Chrysler had done in a long time, and I dont think any of their newer vehicles even look as good. If they still made these, I would buy one again and again.
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Dependable
By kristee1 on 09/09/12 06:27 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Dodge Stratus SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

Review

I bought this car new in Jan 2006, since have raised 3 kids in it and it currently has 200,000 miles. It has had a few issues, the front right passenger floor board leaks, dealer said that wasnt under warranty, and they wanted 1500 to fix it. So its always leaked! Then I went over some train tracks and the belt came off, took 10 different shops and about a yr to get the belt and pulley on together so they ran as a unit, cause it was eating about a belt a week. Trans and motor, never had not one issue, though Im a stickler about preventative maintaince.
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An excellent American car!
By leprof on 05/25/12 15:32 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Dodge Stratus SXT 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I have driven this car since I drove it off the lot in Oct. 2005. A former rental car, it had a couple stains in the back seat and around 27k miles on it. Since then I have driven it around 80k miles with no problems at all whatsoever except regular maintenance. One bit of advice - be careful of curbs and potholes because I have ruined some tires/control arms doing this. It is quite low to the ground. Having been told "don't buy American" I was hesitant to buy it, but I am so pleased with this car! I will drive it until it dies.
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Love At First Sight!
By liber_jr on 04/12/12 09:46 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Dodge Stratus R/T 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

Review

I recently bought my first car, a 2005 Dodge Stratus R/T coupe (No Automatic Option On Website) with the 4 speed auto with the auto-stick option. When I bought it there were only 109,100 miles. The performance is great and you can even spin the tires in the manual mode. One minor flaw I noticed was that if you have long legs like I do, when you make a turn the cruse control setup hits your leg. Other than that it was the best possible car for me and haven't had and issues with it besides a few burned out bulbs. I highly recommend this car to anyone.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Not what I expected
By slindom on 08/09/11 18:12 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Dodge Stratus SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

Review

We have owned this car since it had 21,000 miles and was a good car till about 30,000 then the injectors started going one at a time. It was under warrenty so took it to local dealer to be fixed they would only change one at a time as they went out so was back four times before it was done. Now car has about 70,000 and is having shifting problems it will downshift for no reason even at highway speeds which can't be good for the engine or trans. Have had it to dealer not under warrenty anymore so costs 99.95 every time for them to test it only to tell me nothings is wrong. What a joke my advice is if you have this car dump it before you reach 70,000
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful
What a pile of junk!
By 4starks on 06/06/11 16:38 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Dodge Stratus SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

Review

Bought this car with 36k on it from Hertz Car Sales in Pasco. They say they have a money back guarentee for 7 days...I call BS on that. I took it back to them as it was making a noise, they couldn't hear it so they wouldn't honor it. It has had nothing but problems since day 1!! Bad mileage, small breakdowns etc and NOW, my crank is bad and it is going to cost me a new engine. Just turned 100k. I hate this freaking car, and I hate Hertz Car Sales.
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6 of 6 people found this review helpful
After 5 years worth of abuse, it's still a fun car...
By wy_themoparguy on 02/11/11 12:58 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Dodge Stratus R/T 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)

Review

Mine's actually an SXT 2.7 V6, not an R/T V6, but Edmunds didn't have an entry for SXT 2.7 V6... Anyway, I bought this car used in June of '06, and have enjoyed it every day since. It has a very sporty feel, handles well, and is built pretty well overall.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Beware buying Dodge
By dld06981 on 10/13/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Dodge Stratus SXT 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I've been recently looking up the paint that Dodge/Chrysler uses to paint their vehicles and it seems that there is a pretty good shot that you will have paint bubbling and/or fading. My black car got so bad with the Gray spots that I finally took a can of black spray paint and filled in the spots. It looks bad now but not as terrible as it was. When I asked my dealership to fix the problem they said it was my problem, that the vehicle had to be buffed out. What a joke, it seems like this error in paint happens all the time with this company. They are aware of their faulty paint and continually use it; the most recent vehicle I read about with this problem was a 2008. Please beware when buying Dodge
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LOVE IT!
By StratRT on 07/11/10 16:30 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Dodge Stratus R/T 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

Review

Let me start by saying I love this car. I have a 2005 Dodge Stratus coup RT that I bought used, and it is a fantastic car. It came with just under 13000 miles on it. I am now up to about 60,000 and haven't had to fix anything on this car, outside of breaks and tires. I get compliments on my car all the time. People love the aggressive and sporty look. I have had people who work at the dealers ask multiple times when I am going to trade because they would like to take it off my hands for me. In short the best car that I have owned! I have not had to do fix anything on this car outside of breaks and tires.
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