We bought the car used in Feb. '01 (94K
mi). By July we needed to replace the
water pump. Around the same time it
started leaking a lot of oil and then
suddenly stopped. Don't know why. My
husband hates the placement of things
under the hood. VERY awkward! A few
months ago, something around the rear
left tire started rattling (it sounds
like the car is going to fall apart or
something is going to fall off). The
air conditioning doesn't work if it's
hot outside. The light on the clock
works and then it won't. One of the air
vents is broken. It's getting to be a
lot of little things that adds up to a
lot of pain and money. I can't wait to
get rid of it!
The interior is comfortable. Big trunk.
An improvement to this car would be the
The first years of my ownership were
great. No problems were encountered,
that came out of pocket, except the
Catalytic convertor. Gas mileage was
terrific, friends love the roomy
backseat. My car has 130k miles,the
last 20k miles have been terrible.
Brakes are eaten like candy (especially
front ones) and Dodge wouldn't fix them
although there was a recall. Head
gasket replaced and the oil has leaked
for the past 60k miles. To many other
problems to mention. I would not buy
another Chrysler or Dodge, unless it
was a truck. Where is the battery
placed, terrible ideal..
Roominess is terrific, so is gas
mileage still at 130k miles.
Placement of the battery. Rearview
mirror placement. Better brakes.
Interior material needs to be better -
I bought this car used with 50k. It
was purchased to make a daily trip of
about 125 miles for one year until
college grad. That year went well. The
car was smooth and fit us well. I'm
6'3" and this was the only small car
that I fit comfortably in. There is
something bad wrong with the electrical
system. For a while the radio wouldn't
work one day, then another day work
fine, now it doesn't ever work. The
check engine light has been on over a
year, dealer can't find anything.
Brake wear is horrible, at least once a
year replacment. Rear end squeaks.
The rpm gauge has quit working.
Transmission started slipping at 85k.
Can't wait to sell!
Fuel economy, small car with comfort
for bigger people, quick car and easy
Suspension is good but still feels
tight in corners. Don't use mitsubishi
We have put over 127,000 miles on this
dependable car in over 8 years of fun
driving. It is the base model so
there are not many features on it, but
it is still fun to drive. We have not
put any money into it except for the
usual (brakes, tires). It is been
used by our teenagers for the last two
years and even with them driving it,
it has held up well.
Just yesterday someone who was driving
a 2002 Stratus asked us if our 1995
Stratus was a 1999 model. It is still
lokking good. I just hope it makes it
through my teenage kids.