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Pros: V6 engine and stability
Cons: Nothing yet
Advice: Make sure you get the new Stratus SXT with the V6 engine.I recently had problems with a 2004 Stratus SXT purchased in May of 2003. This vehicle had the Mitsubishi 4cyl engine and transmission. I developed leaks in the transfer case seal and other issues. The dealer was very accomodating and treaded me into a redesigned 2004 SXT that was assembled in Feb. 2004. The new Stratus SXT has the 6cyl engine and transmission made in the U.S. Power seat, Sun Roof and sports suspension. What a tremendous difference in the performance of the vehicle. I am averaging 23mpg in the city and have not had a test with highway driving yet. The interior seems a little smaller, but the overall feel of the car is much better. We actually feel safer in this Stratus the previous ones. I woul not be afraid to recommend the new Stratus SXT.
Cons: the seats aren't all leather, but are two-toned w/leather and cloth, I prefer all leather, but the seats comfort is 10 out of 10, they're Viper Seats
Advice: go get one now!Best car under $21,000.... easily!!!
Cons: shifts vague from second to third.
Advice: Put in a short throw shifter. I plan to.Pure sports car. Very spartan inside. You get what you need,no bells, no whistles. Great sound system though.I love the way it handles and it is very forgiving if you don't floor it in a curve.Otherwise you get wheel hop and loss of control.
Pros: Awesome torque and class!
Cons: A sunvisor that is eclipsed by the one in my PT Cruiser.
Advice: Get one before they are gone! It will keep you young!I purchased the first one (which is bright silver) to arrive in SLC. I was was originally going to buy a black one arriving this December. This is the best color by far. I totally love this vehicle. It is more exciting and pure fun than I have had in years! My last four sportscars were a 2001 red Z06, a 2002 black Z06, and two 2003 Z06 corvettes, one was electron blue and one was millennium yellow. I greatly respect and love the corvettes, but this viper is clearly the 'King of the Hill' now! The corvettes are the best daily drivers though. The viper drive always requires a few hours of recovery time to regain my composure, check my pulse and debrief my experience to myself. P. S. I came real close to buying a new Porsche 911 Turbo X50, but this viper exceeds even the GT2! My heart's still pounding from my first 780 miles! Seriously, you must check this car out!
Cons: high back out rear window hard to see
Advice: test drive get onehad 02 se nice car.now i have 03 sxt about one of the best cars i've owened.great ride.great power.look'es great.very happey.now when an inport pull's up next to me at a light i don't have to look away. now i can smile.great car.
Cons: transmission problems
Advice: transmission is the weakest linkGreat handling, sure footed in all kinds of weather, 3.3l engine has had no problems in 184k mi, except water pump ($28.00), but I'm on transmission #3.
Pros: looks, power
Advice: Buy it!this is an awesome car, really cute I like red myself. Definatly a buy if you love sporty cars.