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2004 Dodge Stratus Sedan

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By Lugo
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2004 Dodge Stratus Sedan R/T 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 5M)


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In the past 12 years I have 4 Chevys, 2 Pontiac, 1 Toyota and 2 Nissan cars and this Dodge Straus is the best. I like to drive on the highway Ensenada to Tijuana because it's a great adventure. You can feel the power of the motor, and the great response to the curves. You have total control of the car, practically "glued to the road" and dont hear a noise. Its' a quiet car, off road, the suspension is fantastic!! The fuel economy is very good. The brake system is good. You can stop the car very fast with the 4 disc brake system. The system sound is OK. I love this car!


Best Features

The exterior design. The suspension, and the turbo power. I like the tacometer.


Worst Features

The sound system needs automatic volume control with the speed. Automatic on/off exterior lights. Better look for the central console, something more modern!


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Me & My Dodge
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By plegal_101
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2004 Dodge Stratus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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I was going to write a review weeks after I got my car, but decided that wouldn't be the right thing to do because I hadn't "broken it in" by then. So now I write almost 3 months later and I am SO glad I waited! Car was fine until about a month ago. I started hearing weird things with the brakes and took it in (better safe than sorry) and got the "nothing's wrong, these are brand new brakes" ordeal. That's fine, but why do they squeak like they are old as dirt? I don't like how my seat belt (the little clicker part) is all the way down on the floor and I have to reach in a really ackward way to get to it. The interior is also cheap looking but I needed a car badly!


Best Features

I like the CD and tape player. Remote entry is great for when I've got thousands of things in my hand.


Worst Features

Anything mechanical. I've got a feeling I'm going to run into problems. They dont' give you that 7/75 for nothing! And oh yeah, sometimes when I sit in the car and just let it run, it kind of bounces...weird.


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Okay car for the price
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By Rob
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2004 Dodge Stratus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought this car in Oct ober, 2004 for $12k
w/12k miles. I find the sedan fun to
drive and comfortable, acceleration
adequate with the 6 cylinder. Have already
put about 6K miles on car. Kids
complain on longer trips that the back
seat is 'flat' but I think the impressive
crash tests override that. However, I
have had problems with clicking and
clunking sounds from the brakes and
suspension. Dealership mechanics can
never find it and I have heard the "'We
couldn't hear it" to "it's not a
problem" excuses although they have changed
the rack and pinion steering. Also had
a stalling issue that was corrected by
a service bulletin. I feel these
inconveniences are the price I pay for
the lower sale price.


Best Features

Overall drive feel, styling, decent CD player/radio. Attractive pricing, these baby's drop in price dramatically so you can get a good deal on a low mile used model.


Worst Features

There is a reason the price drops; they need to correct the flaws. I have overheard similar complaints on other Chrysler vehicles while sitting in the service waiting area. Stay on top of problems before warranty is up!


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By towerman78
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2004 Dodge Stratus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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At first I thought this might be a good
car for the price but, then problems.
As they say there is never a good deal,
you get what you pay for. I have a
stalling and acceleration problem that
Bartow Dodge and Fort Myers Dodge can't
seem to fix. I even have the full
warranty extended to 72/72,000
but what good is it if they cant fix the car huh! This is my second
Stratus and one Intrepid and I'm done
with Dodge...PERIOD.


Best Features

Sound system


Worst Features

Loose some of the computer wiring. it seems to cause more problems than perfection.


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so far so good........
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By lovemystratus03/04
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2004 Dodge Stratus Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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So far so good. I bought my Stratus in
March 2004 and I love it. It is fun to
drive and has great handling. The V6
engine has a lot of get up and go. It
is also pretty good on gas. The
interior is spacious and the rear can
hold my three kids (2 that are in
booster seats) comfortably. The only
thing that I would change is the
console design and storage. Everything
else I love!


Best Features

Exterior design, interior space, 16 inch alloy wheels, V6 engine


Worst Features

new console design, standard side curtain air-bags, more storage


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