2004 Dodge Stratus Consumer Review: Great car for great value

2004 Dodge Stratus - Consumer Review

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Great car for great value
By rj45 on


2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


This was my first car and I didn't buy it too long ago.
Has 84,000 miles and in good condition! Only cost me $4,500. Also came with a fresh set of tires.
The car is an overall very good buy.
It rides smoothly and has that "low" feeling.
There is a limited amount of body roll while turning due to a stiffer suspension.
Even though it's a coupe, the back seat is rather large and very comfortable.
The trunk space is also pretty large, it managed to fit over $160 worth of groceries.
Though the car is cheap, reliable, and sporty, the build quality isn't spot on.
The front and rear bumper is made of cheap plastic, which is a little flimsy.
The dashboard is rubber and bulges out when hot.

Best Features

The interior of the car is spacious along with the trunk. The back seats fold down. Power windows, locks, and mirrors, cruise control. Has a chip key so nobody can make a copy and start the car with it. Soft seats. Excellent around turns. Gas mileage is decent (28-30). Has a lot of power for a 4-cylinder. Looks, feels, and acts likes a sports car. Comparable to the Mitsubishi Eclipse (which is actually the sister vehicle). HAS a Mitsubishi motor.

Worst Features

Replace the cheap plastic bumpers with metal. Use better materials for the dashboard, rubber swells under heat and the whole dashboard will push up about an inch. The check engine light seems to come on for no reason at all.
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By bobmanco
on 01/14/12 09:27 AM (PST)

Take care of the car and it will last 175000 miles or more Mine is still running at 181000

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