1997 Dodge Stratus User Reviews

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Mary Ann writes:
1997 Dodge Stratus Review
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5

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it's my fav color and gets me to a-b

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their is noting i hate about my car

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Famtastic!!!!!!!!!!! — my car handels great the breaks are awesome,very good on gas and its my fav thing right now..And hell ya it's fun to drive..it has quite a bit of km but its good enough for me got for a great price that no one can beat!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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James writes:
1997 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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5

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Reliable, functional, and still kinda fun when pushed

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have to stay on top of maintenance

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Love It, Gonna Be Sad When I Get Rid Of It — got over 230,000 miles on it and it still runs like a dream. Take care of it and it will take care of you. 2.4 engine is torquey for a four banger, still gets over 30mpg highway. Been a great car for the time I have owned it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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printer writes:
1997 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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4

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reliable,runs good, handles good

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rust on the hood, cd player dont work

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Great Car, Good For The Money — I have 165000 miles on mine. Ive put 3 timing belts on.Only normal maintance.tune ups, brakes etc. Starts every time. Never left me stranded. I get 30-33 miles a gallon. This many miles would be a good first car for my daughter.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Amanda writes:
1997 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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if your old

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everything

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This Car Sucks — little car sounded like a bee buzzing down the road. stalled ever time you drove through a puddle. couldnt beat an old man in an electric wheel chair. cheap to own but not fun at all..pretty humilating. ugly egg shaped car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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JayQue writes:
1997 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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4

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Comfort, great acceleration, good brakes

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Low gas mileage

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This Model Was A Good Car In Its Prime; I Wouldn't Buy One With More Than 90,000 Miles. — My Stratus was a former rental car, which I bought at 55,000 miles in 2002. I had some transmission work done in the first year, but I could afford it then. It was a great, dependable car for eight years, until the starter and distributor went in the last two months. I replaced the starter, but I'm drawing the line. (If I was a car, I'd blow my parts after 126,000 miles of driving, too.) If I'd kept up the suggested maintenance, it would have been an EXCELLENT car. I'm passing it on to my son, since he needs a car and doesn't mind replacing the distributor and valve cover gasket.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brandon writes:
1997 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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Great gas millage.

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40mpg Highway!! — standard 4 door sedan with manual trans axle.

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Erik writes:
1997 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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4

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looks ok, solid, great gas mileage

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performs ok but doesnt throw you back in seat

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Dodge Stratus 2.0 5 Speed Manual — its a solid car, i been in several wrecks where nothing is wrong, it performs ok when you get on the gas, since its a 5 speed, i imagine if it was auto it would be completely gutless. its not a bad looking car, its 12 years old and still gets 31 mpg, low maintenance, overall its a decent car.

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Jason writes:
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3

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Low profile. Could use in robbery or bank heist.

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a chrysler

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Stratus? Not Us! — What started as a well meaning commuter car turned into mechanical disaster. New engine, new transmission, car's general parts were inferior to import competitors. Was totally fine up until 160k miles. Have fun while you can, then drop it like a hot potato.

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Chris writes:
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3

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Comfortable and roomy interior

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a wrangler has a better crash test safety rating.

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Decent Car, — First car I ever owned. Had it for a year after my sisters had it before i rear ended someone and totaled it. Turns out it was a total death trap according to the IIHS.

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Jessica writes:
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3

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Drove well and comfortable for a mid sized car.

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Constantly breaking down and in the shop for days at a time.

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My Stratus Was A Lemon From Day One. — I bought this car off the lot new. I had to replace the head gasket and serpentine belt in the first 15000 miles. Later the front passenger side half shaft had to be replaced under warranty. I had continuous problems, none of them the same one twice so I couldn't do anything under lemon law in the state I lived in.

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