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Love my Stratus
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By Lori
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2003 Dodge Stratus SXT 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car about 5 months ago. I was looking for something descent on gas since I was driving a 2001 Ford Explorer. I found the Stratus (mine is black) and I had to have it. I love the interior and the way it drives. The only problem I have is I need to get new rotors because since I bought the car my front end shakes when I apply the brakes. I guess that will only cost me around $200. I have taken my car on a few road trips and I love the stereo and my sunroof.


Best Features

Sunroof. CD changer and the smooth ride


Worst Features

Not to have the cupholders in such weird spots.


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By KSD
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2003 Dodge Stratus SE 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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The '96 was much more enjoyable. The transmission has had trouble since day 1 in the 2003 model, and I've had nothing but trouble dealing with the Dodge dealerships to fix it. Even though the transmission was replaced 6 months after I bought it, it has had problems the whole time of ownership. I've had the car for 3 years. It has left me stranded on more than one occassion. I've never been so disappointed in a car in all my life. I know one thing, my next car won't be a Dodge of any kind, ever again.


Best Features

Good sound system, and nice highway riding.


Worst Features

Engine overhaul. Not sure if it was just the one I had but this has been a very bad experience so I'm keeping it on the low side. I won't buy another Dodge because of this one. It's not so much as having to have the car fixed, although you want dependability, but Dodge does not back up their cars.


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I love my car
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By I love this Car
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2003 Dodge Stratus SXT 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I've had this car 18 months. It's fun to drive and beautiful. Mine is red and got me two tickets shortly after purchase. Since the warranty expired I have noticed quite a bit of wobbling in the front end, and during a traffic jam it over heated. Not sure it's going to be economical in the long run. But maaaaaaaaan I love this car.


Best Features

Body style, MPG, 4 cd changer, plenty of space in the back for kids (If your not 6 ft tall)


Worst Features

Longer lasting reliability, longer waranty.


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How it handled in an accident.
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By Al
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2003 Dodge Stratus SE 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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I was in an accident last week in my 2003 Stratus SE because a fool on a four-lane highway decided to turn left from the right lane, and while I was traveling in that left lane. (He said I was in his blind spot. Guess he never took driver's ed.!) He nearly t-boned me, but I have lived to tell the story. The car was totalled. Both airbags went off, the windshield broke, the front right side sustained much damage, but I was able to get it stopped in a field, not tip over, and pretty much got control as soon as possible. His car was about the size of mine, which helped, but I now have enough faith in the car to buy a 2005 version, which we did just tonight.


Best Features

Easy to drive and control.


Worst Features

Make a CD player standard. Who uses a cassette these days? Also, things dropped in the middle go into a "no man's land". They are very hard to remove. I have to get in the back and look under the seat. Don't know if the 2005 will be exactly like that since we don't pick it up until tomorrow.


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Great Little Car
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By KAB
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2003 Dodge Stratus SXT 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I have the Stratus SXT Coupe. I purchased it 1.5 years ago and I love it! I have the ocean blue color. I am always getting comments on how "pretty" my car is! My only complaint is that it is very small. I definitely do not recommend it for someone who has children. Car sits a little too low to the ground. The trunk is huge and mine came with a 4 disc CD player which is very nice.


Best Features

Love the color. Very, very unique! CD player Large trunk.


Worst Features

Sits to low to the ground. Wish it was a little bigger. Back seat area is very small.


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