Used 2003 Dodge Stratus

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2003 Dodge Stratus
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Pros

  • Exceptional value, attractive shape, fun to drive.

Cons

  • Doesn't have the build quality or reliability reputation of Japanese competition.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

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Read what other owners think about the 2003 Dodge Stratus.

this car is garbage worst investment ever
whitesoxman61, 6/8/2013
this car has been nothing but a nightmare to own i am a person that likes to do maintenance on my own but that's pretty much impossible. the water pump is on the inside of the engine and costed me $800 to get replaced, the thermostat is on the bottom of the engine and requires you to remove the alternator, battery is located inside the wheel well and you have to remove the tire and splash guard to get to it, just about anything you work on with this car will take 2 times longer than a normal car it was built A$$ backwards i would not tell anyone to buy this car unless they have a LOT of time and money on their hands to fix it.
Car shuts down on freeway
sarahleigh, 10/4/2010
I have had my stratus for four years. I have had to replace the cold air intake, transmission parts, fuses, water pump, timing belt, and starter. Every few months something else is wrong with this car. The latest episode was the car engine shut off in the middle of th freeway going 70 leaving me without power steering or braking. My car did not give any warning signs before this. no smells, sounds or rough handling. Not only did this car almost kill me but has often left me stranded.
206,000 miles a good solid car
mopar350, 10/25/2012
I bought this car with 50,000 miles on it six years ago. so far I have only done some normal maintance. changed timing belt twice and front brake pads once. now at 206,000 mile mark i have had to change one front wheel bearing. and the transmission is slipping. would have lasted longer if i had changed the fluid and filter like i should have. i have beat this car into the ground and it is still going. i put 36,000 to 40,000 miles a year on this car for the last three years. so i will be putting a transmission in it and keep on driveing it. and i plan on driveing it till the body rusts away. i live in south carolina and there is no rust on it yet so i will be driveing this car for a long time
I miss my Stratus
abby258, 2/1/2011
I purchased my 2003 stratus brand new.. I loved it, the only reason I no longer own it is because I traded it for an SUV, becuse 3rd baby was not going to fit in the stratus.. I NEVER had any problems with the vehicle, beside normal wear and tear, and regular maintenance. I HATE the BUICK RENDEZVOUS I ended upo trading in for... My review for that is up too! I am thinking about purchasing another stratus, 2006 model. I loved the stratus!!!
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Features & Specs

MPG
19 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
200 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
20 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
142 hp @ 5500 rpm
MPG
19 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
200 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
200 hp @ 5800 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Poor
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Acceptable

More about the 2003 Dodge Stratus
Used 2003 Dodge Stratus Overview

The Used 2003 Dodge Stratus is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include SE 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A), SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A), ES 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A), R/T 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M), SXT 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M), and R/T 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 5M).

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