I have 168,000 miles and I'm still getting 28 mpg. First 80,000 miles were city commute but last 88,000 have been all highway. I commute 140 miles to work (M-F). I have kept up on my preventative maintenance (not religiously) which has helped. I love the way it handles in any weather. I am concerned about the miles and how much longer my car will last.
I bought this 15 year old car for $1500. It had 180K on it but still runs smoothly. It handles great and should last anyone a long time so long as they keep up the maintenance and do repairs as needed. Before when I thought of the brand "Dodge", the first thing that came to mind was gas guzzling trucks. To my surprise this car gets pretty good gas mileage. I've had it over a month now and I love it. My goal is to get it to last me through this winter with out having any major problems.
I see a lot of negative reviews for this car , so I might have just got lucky. Without any doubt this was the best car I have ever owned and would not hesitate to buy another one . I quit buying Chrysler a long time ago.( I am 50 yrs old) But couldn't pass this one up. Paid $1000 with 135,000 miles on it. It now has 280,000 miles and engine and tranny are still strong.Never one problem. Only changed normal wear parts.(brakes,belts,etc.)
I traded my 1997 Isuzu Rodeo for this car back when gas was almost $4 and I really wish I hadn't!! My rodeo got better gas mileage than this car does! I got this car used and obviously the people who had it before me didn't take very good care of it. I've had it for a year and it's been to the mechanics 5 different times. I've had it stop running while I was driving down the road. It has oil leaks everywhere, the belts all squeal, it brakes for crap, it doesn't want to accelerate, the headlights are dim at best, and it slides when it rains. I can't hardly fit anything into this car and now the entire front interior of the car is wet. The seats have held up well, so there's that...I'm trying to buy a new car and this car has crap for trade-in value.
I have 107,511 miles on my 1998 Stratus. I bought it before it even had the chance to even hit the lot and have put every mile on it. I haven't had any mechanical problems at all except for the oil mixing with the antifreeze. All I've had done to it, besides routine maintenance was change the timing belt at 100,000 miles. I must admit that even with the head gasket problem, It has not been a bad car. I would recomend it. Plus it look's great.