1997 Dodge Stratus User Reviews

1997 Dodge Stratus Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Overall: 3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5

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"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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printer writes:
1997 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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reliable,runs good, handles good

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rust on the hood, cd player dont work

printer
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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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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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Mary Ann writes:
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5

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

Cons

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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Erik writes:
1997 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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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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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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Jason writes:
1997 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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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:
1997 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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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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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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ccowan writes:
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Dependable — this is my second stratus and i am very satisfied. the gas mileage was good and i could depend on the car. this was important since i drive a lot for my job.

Owner for 1 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,500

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coptrdoctr writes:
1997 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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A Fun Car That Gets Great Gas Mileage. — I have the base Stratus with the 2.0 and 5 speed that has been a very good car (I am the second owner)142,000 miles. The previous owner was meticulous about maintenance and it shows...the car has had no major repairs needed and still looks and drives like new. I am averaging 35mpg with probably 75% highway driving and am very happy with these numbers (check out the new Honda's and Toyota's...not much better). So overall i would recommend this car it has good acceleration, drives somewhat sporty and gets great mileage. What else can you really ask for?

Owner for 2 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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