2005 Dodge Stratus Sedan User Reviews
- $4,197 - $4,514
- No trim specified for this review
- great highway economy, lasts forever, wonderful car, fun to drive, comfy!
- dashboard short (in my car's year, anyway)
I have loved, actually loved, two cars: my 1980 Chrysler LeBaron (my first), and my 1999 Dodge Stratus (my current). There is a common theme here, of course. Chrysler and Dodge are the same people.
I got my Stratus new, and eight years later I'm still very much in love with it. Here's a list of problems I've had with it in that time:
Short in the headlight switch causes the dash to go out (meaning you don't know how fast you're going, how much gas you have, etc.). It's an easy fix, I've been told - I just haven't been bothered enough by it to take it in yet.
In the middle of a road trip it sputtered and died while going 70 mph. There was a little water in the gas. Not the car's fault. Mechanic said he never gets Stratus' in because people just don't have problems with them.
Hideous sound when turning sharply. Added a little steering fluid - problem solved.
And that's it. Eight years, over 100,000 miles, and I've had three little problems. Not bad, eh? I'm looking at new cars now, only because I've breached the 100,000 mile mark, but I don't think I want anything other than another Stratus. I love it just as much now as I did the day I got it. I've gotten up to 33mpg with this thing on the highway, and it's so comfortable that even 12 straight hours of driving isn't painful... well, not physically.
To summarize: I love my Stratus, and my Stratus loves me too.
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