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Good Car for the Money
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By 12220adc
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2005 Dodge Stratus Sedan R/T 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought my 2005 R/T sedan new in early 2006. It was the last of the 05's on the lot so got a significant discount from the sticker. Overall it's been a good car for the money. It's sporty looking, comfortable, versatile and fun to drive. After nearly 10 years of ownership and 116K miles later, the engine runs very strong. I've had to put money primarily into suspension components like the control arms and ball joints which has been a bit irritating.


Best Features

Fun to drive. Sporty looks.


Worst Features

Better front and suspension and steering components.


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After 5 years worth of abuse, it's still a fun car...
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By wy_themoparguy
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2005 Dodge Stratus Sedan R/T 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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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.


Best Features

Factory sound is amazing - it sounds like you have a 8 inch sub in the trunk.


Worst Features

Cupholder location and materials quality could use help; the interior looks like plastic no matter how you dress it up.


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Disappointed
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By bran222
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2005 Dodge Stratus Sedan R/T 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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We bought this car with 18 miles. It was our first 'New' car. The second day we owned it the engine light came on. We had to have the emissions system replaced. Since then the driver's power window has had to be fixed, I have taken it to the dealer 3 times about the brakes and transmission and they say everything is okay. Now that it's just out of warranty (we hit 40,000 last month) I am told the front wheel bearings both need to be replaced! I know the transmission still slips and is very jerky or slow to shift into gear. The brakes have been loud for months. Trade in is 8,000 and I have the V6 engine! Very disappointed, nothing but problems from the start!


Best Features

Space in trunk


Worst Features

Don't ignore problems, build cars to last!


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Great Car
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By George Noble
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2005 Dodge Stratus Sedan R/T 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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I have owned Chrysler's in the past and just traded my 2000 Stratus for a 2005. The price was surpisingly good, the looks and performance are great. I have owned Chrysler products in the past and have never been sorry. Dependable and fun to drive. I would not want another brand of car.


Best Features

Sunroof, CD player


Worst Features

Needs no improvements, just keep making them and I will always buy a Chrysler product.


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RT is a Hot Rod
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By kevin
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2005 Dodge Stratus Sedan R/T 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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The RT Sedan 2.7L Magnum is an excellent choice if you want sharp handling, a lively engine (think fast), and firm ride (avoid the truck lanes). It comes with 17's, fog lights, and the automatic version has a +/- shifter, which works really well. Four wheel disc brakes, and traction control, keep the shiny side up. A mid console display provides temperature, real time gas mileage and average MPG, metric, etc. and the gauges are very easy to read. It's a fun, top of the line subluxury, sedan able to handle the most spirited driving.


Best Features

Engine, no blind spots, brakes, 17's, and stereo.


Worst Features

Needs a new center dash area, cup holders should be behind shifter, and seats need more upper body (lumbar?) support for such a fine handling car.


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