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2004 Dodge Stratus

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Nice car
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By Andy
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2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Very nice looking car. Even with the 4cyl car has good power. For a small car is very comfortable on a trip.


Best Features

With the price of gas car gets great gas mileage. Sharp looking, nice sound system.


Worst Features

Improve entry and exit of car.Even though it is a nice car, the new car price seems to be a bit high since you lose over 50% of the sale price after just a few months.


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Love It So Far ...
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By argus
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2004 Dodge Stratus R/T 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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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


Best Features

The Infinity sound system is just incredible for a stock system. Steering wheel audio controls are outstanding.


Worst Features

Throttle tip-in is a bit abrupt in my opinion. Power steering a bit over- assisted. Feels a tad disconnected.


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Quality Car
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By Gary85741
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2004 Dodge Stratus R/T 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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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.)


Best Features

I opted for a combination casette/CD player, leather seats, and automatic transmission.


Worst Features

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.


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Okay car for the price
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By Rob
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2004 Dodge Stratus 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 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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