2001 Dodge Stratus Consumer Review: Good Car until 85K

2001 Dodge Stratus Sedan - Consumer Review

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Good Car until 85K
By redbird on


2001 Dodge Stratus SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


Bought it used with 30K, and didn't have any major problems until 85K...then it seemed like every month something else went wrong. It started small with a short in the radio which led to several blown fuses. Then the fan motor speeds and rear defrost began to fail. 90K, cracked head gasket. 100K transmission began leaking. Replaced shift pack, started leaking again at 120K. I drove it hard, but it didn't hold up like I expected. Traded it in at 130K.

Best Features

It got great gas mileage throughout. Liked the fold down rear seats and large trunk. I could replace the headlights myself.

Worst Features

Resolve expensive electrical issues. Easier access to replace brake lights.
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