Bought an auto. Would've likely bought a 5spd had I found one. Transmission shifts just fine though-- I'm impressed and overall extremely happy. Deep Red color is really beautiful--this car gets plenty of looks. It has more power than I need and not so much that I'd get myself in trouble. Good job, Dodge
The Infinity sound system is just incredible for a stock system. Steering wheel audio controls are outstanding.
Throttle tip-in is a bit abrupt in my opinion. Power steering a bit over- assisted. Feels a tad disconnected.
This was my first new car in eighteen years. I researched my desired factors and options on the internet and arrived at a Dodge Stratus. I rather like having a car in which you don't see yourself coming and going on the highway (eg., not half the people are driving one.)
I opted for a combination casette/CD player, leather seats, and automatic transmission.
Threar view through the mirror is a little limited due to height of the rear as well as the spoiler. The ashtray accessory needs improvement. It's too lightweight and rather small. I've inadvertendly knocked it out of its cupholder once so far.
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.
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.
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!
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
Loose some of the computer wiring. it
seems to cause more problems than