I have only had it a few days. I seems to drive well. It has great handling and a smooth ride. I have always owned Mitsubishi cars I was shoping for an Eclipse and I changed my mind because the 2 door coupe Stratus has the same Mitsubishi built drive train as the Eclipse. I like the body better than the Eclipe because it has more room in the back seat. I really am enjoying my car.
Power sunroof, 4 disc in dash changer, power leather seats, 5 speed is fun to drive and shifts easy.
Dashboard is starting to fold up around the heater vents near the front windshild. Spare tire cover in the trunk is cheaply made and is warping. The quality of those parts can be made better in future models.
Purchased used with 26,000 miles have 36,000 now with no problems mine is a 2.7l flex fuel. Very comfortable and quiet ride. Transmission seems to lose fluid slowly over a long period of time but find no leaks had a few rough gear changes but other wise flawless . Plan to keep and have no regrets so far.
Flex fuel option , style and comfort of ride sold me, love driving it.
Transmission has had a few as in 4 rough gear changes and fluid seems to go down after a long period of time with no signs of a leak anywhere. Fix these problems and car is perfect. Plan to keep.
I searched all over the Sacramento area to find my 4 door 2.7L V6 Stratus in the midnight blue. I drove it home and instantly fell in love. Wonderfully reliable, a nice aggresive acceleration, and so roomy inside. My husband was reluctant to buy it since he has a mustang but after about 2 weeks was totally smitten!
I love the look and how I feel when driving my car. People do not expect my car to blow out the power it does and that makes my ride so fun.
I've had this car for 11 months and it is currently at the dealership because I need a new engine at 20,000 miles. I am very disapointed since this is the first American car I have bought. I owned a 2003 Honda Civic prior to this, and I regret that I ever got rid of it to buy an American car. I wasn't even given a rental by the dealer. I wouldn't recommend this car to anyone. The worst part of it all, I am already upside down on my loan after 1 year. The depreciation of the value is astronomical. I just checked online and my 2003 Civic is worth more today than my '05 Stratus per Kelly Blue Book, go figure.