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Very good vehicle
Cons: Mileagegood vehicle, could get better mileage, has great power, get up and go.
Pros: ComfertThis car is really comfy
Pros: the looks
Advice: buy it new; don't let your teenagers drive your carI bought this car new. I've had it now for three years and it was running great until my 17 year old got a hold of it and has been using it for awhile. I never had to do any maintenance on it, yet.
Cons: Engine cutting out
Advice: Run !!!!We bought the car with 30,000 miles on it in February of 2005. We have it had it 4 months and been in shop 3 times. The engine cuts out and the dealership can not tell us why, because the engine light doesn't come on. I do not recommend this car to anyone. This is second dodge we have owned and have had problems with both.I will never buy another Dodge vechicle. If anyone knows what makes the car cut out, please e-mail me @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cons: the light switch position
Advice: Consider it when looking at any midsize 4 doorBought this car with 11,000 miles in November 2004, paid only $10,500. Well equipped with keyless entry, power seats, V6, CD, AC, wish it had the alloy wheels. Very tight responsive car, the 200hp V6 gives it plenty of pickup for passing. The interior does feel somewhat cheap but is reasonably comfortable, no wind noise at highway speeds (actually at 100 mph still quiet). Only wish I had researched the 2.7 engine a little more, apparently it has some reliability problems that can be taken care of by using synthetic oil, but it jacks up the price of each oil change.
Pros: the body style
Cons: NO power,no passing power, and the 6 cylinder drives worse than the 4 cylinder.
Advice: Do not buy this car. you will be very unhappy with it!I bought a 2004 stratus and since 3 days after I bought it (I have only owned it for 4 months!) I have had it in the shop 16 times for the same reason. The car will shut off while waiting at drive thrus and at stop and go lights. It also looses all power when it shifts into 3rd gear! Dodge dealers can't tell me whats wrong with it. They have no clue. I have troubles with most cars I buy but this by far has been the worst one. The car only has 16,000 miles on it.I would not recomend this car to anyone!! I have already raplaced the breaks and rotors also. This car sucks!I will trade it in very soon! Do not buy without the extended warrenty!
Cons: the 2.4 cyl. engine
Advice: purchase a better engineI purchased my stratus sxt in november of 2003 and i am comletely dissatisfied, with the engine and the fact that my power control module has went bad. The car cut off when I was on the highway in the middle of rush hour traffic. I wish I would had taken more time to choose my features like a better engine that the 2.4 4 cyl. I would shop around for other midsize cars before purchasing this one.