1998 Dodge Stratus User Reviews

1998 Dodge Stratus Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5

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PROS
"handling" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"ignition" 2 reviews

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Melissa writes:
1998 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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4

Pros

Great gas mileage, excellent handling, and high rpms.

Cons

Ignition fuse, paint

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Reliable Car To Zip Around Town — I used to own a 2003 Stratus, now I own a 1998 Stratus. My 03 had a v6 and my 98 has a 4 cylinder. The 1998 gets better gas mileage, it's still comfortable up front and back...there's plenty of foot room in the back seat, which is nice. The driver's side has an adjustment on the seat where it can make the chair go up or down which I thought was nice. The controls on the panel on the stereo & the AC are easy to see and easy to control. The cup holders on both the 03 and the 98 are the same. They suck. You can only fit like a soda can in them. The paint chips and fades. Also, I've never experienced this with my 03, but only with my 98...the ignition fuse is faulty. This is a widespread problem among Stratuses. My tranny on my 98 would have to be "special ordered"...pricey fix. Stratus is a nice car...it's fast, it zips me around curves easily, gets really good gas mileage, my tank is still sitting just below full tank after running errands around town and driving 10 miles coming home.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Zach writes:
1998 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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Looks Good

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Nothing

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Nice Car — Runs well, Looks really good, rides nice, good interior, great sound, i love driving this car, it makes no rattling or any noises, the car is nice for the price, with over one hundred thousand miles on it it still runs like it is a brand new car, i love it

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Fabrizio writes:
1998 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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5

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the engine.

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no one-

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Perfect — dodge stratus is a good car, i love the engine... DOHC 2.4L 24 valves :D the interiors are perfect for this car. Perfect handling! I really really love it :D Specially the old line: 96, 97,98,99. Great! About the performance, the acceleration is good, perfect for a normal car, the breaking is excelent and the handling too.the appearance of this car is cool it´s like angry :D hahaha . the gas mileage is 15-17 kilometers by liter

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Vitaliy writes:
1998 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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Low stance = good handling, has AC, You have fun driving it like you stole it. 37 MPG

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Automatic, drum brakes (rear), FWD

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Just A Dd Driver Till I Can Afford An ///m Car — [Performance] -140 bhp @ 5200 -160 lb-ft @ 4000 [Build Quality] -Its pretty rigid which gives it the ability to tackle tight corners [Appearance] -Not the best but it really doesn't affect the speed. [Fun Factor] -For a 4 door car with a 4-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission, its pretty darn fun. lol [Modifications] -Stock....not for long

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Emad writes:
1998 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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Luxury and spacious interior
The Feel of an American car
A powerful V6 2.5 L engine

Cons

The mileage but its really not a problem coz petrol is really cheap in Saudi Arabia

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A Pleasure To Own And Drive — So far, this car has been a pleasure to own and drive. The engine is quite possibly the tightest engine I've ever owned First year of ownership 1998 Most recent year of ownership 2002 Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 Automatic Performance marks 9/10 Reliability marks 9/10 Comfort marks 9/10 Dealer Service marks 10/10 Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7/10

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Andrew writes:
1998 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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Looks

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Power

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2.4l Fun Little 4-cylinder — The car looks great and feels good to sit in, but the 150hp engine takes away from its appeal. The overall design of the car flows beautifully, but the raised rear deck takes away some of the rear view. 115,000+ miles and she's still going strong :-)

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Tyler writes:
1998 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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reliable
easy maintainence.

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ignition switch fuse goes out a lot.

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Good, Solid Car. Easy Maintainence. — great car. 13-17 mpg. long lasting (i got about 145,000 miles). interior is kind of old, but, its an old car.

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Julian writes:
1998 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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extremely good looks, cold-ice a/c, variety of standard equipment, space in the trunk, enormous back seat, quietness in the cabin, superior audio system, powerful I-4, but most important, MADE IN AMERICA.

Cons

gas guzzler, repairs are hard, visibility in the rear, no standard CD player, no manual transmission

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Amazing — Welcome to the Stratus!! Designed by Chrysler, this car features the cab forward design based in the 1987 Lamborghini Portofino, a 4-door sedan. This car, along with its bigger cousins like the dodge Intrepid, Chrsyler Concorde, Chrysler LHS, Chrysler Cirrus, Plymouth Breeze, were very succesful in the market, yet they encountered some problems. For example, the 2.4L engine suffered premature head gasket failure and many other reliability problems that hindered the sales of the vehicle. In addition, any simple repair seems to be a nightmare due to the lack of space and placement of basic parts, like the battery. However, Chrsyler impressed the public with this car as it has a cavernous trunk and a spacious back seat. Acceleration seems to be good, but could be improved with a bigger and more powerful V6 and th ability to have a manual transmission. Car has standard arbags, a/c, power windows/mirrors/locks and it's a car that would last for years

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stratus98 writes:
1998 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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good gas mileage, dependable, gets up in high RPM's really quick    

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hardly any engine mods, not that popular, hard to find any mods for the car

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Pretty Good Car — i have a 1998 dodge stratus es sedan with multi-point fuel injection, performance chip, and a 4 in. performance muffler, and lowered suspension. it runs pretty good looks good with neons, i have red neon, nice looking car

Owner for 3 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:1,000

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Andy writes:
1998 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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quick little car

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nothing

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Good Car All Around — good car all around baught for 350 dollars had to put another 100 dollars into it for brake pads and rotors and new sticker it also needed a little rust repair on the rocker panels. the car is fun to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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It's Really Good Car In General. By CalebG1996

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