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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shawn11648 writes:
1998 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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still running great -

Cons

The check engine light wouldnt stop coming on

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Dodge Stratuse — The car runs great but the only problem was that the check engin light wouldnt stop coming on for no reason. other then that the car was awsome looked good and handeled great.

Owner for 4 years, 5 months

Miles Driven per Year:20,000

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Randee writes:
1998 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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stuff

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stuff

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Stuff — Let's face it, it has 230,000 miles on it... what else is there to say about it besides it gets me from point A to point B with really good gas mileage. It has decent performance for a four cylinder. And thats about all i got for you. i typed in fifty words already...

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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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Fabrizio writes:
1998 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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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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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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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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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

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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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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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1995 Dodge Stratus Reviews

A Nice Ecomonical Car, Relatively Easy To Work On. By James

Had this car for 2 years and put 35,000km on it. One summer it blew the water pump and timing belt. Did the head gasket at the same time. Always got me 25-30MPG in city and 40-45 MPG on the HWY. Awes... Read More

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The stratus is not a bad looking car overall but you can not judge a book by it's cover....The car handles great but lacks the power to actually take the car through the whole corner,and if i half too... Read More

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1996 Dodge Stratus Reviews

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1997 Dodge Stratus Reviews

Famtastic!!!!!!!!!!! By Mary Ann

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 th... Read More

This Model Was A Good Car In Its Prime; I Wouldn't Buy One With More Than 90,000 Miles. By JayQue

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 ye... Read More

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1999 Dodge Stratus Reviews

Don't Bother Buying One By L_R

I only keep the car because I can fix it myself. I keep it running with minimum maintenance, having security in mind. It almost looks like this car was designed so you need to the dealership now an... Read More

Great Car By Dustin

I currently own a white '99 Dodge Stratus with the 2.4L DOHC 4 cylinder engine. This is the second '99 stratus I've owner (I still have the original for a parts car). The 2.4 engine is the only Mopar... Read More

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2000 Dodge Stratus Reviews

Eh, Not The Greatest Ever. By mnazgirl88

The Stratus handles pretty well and has a good amount of power behind it (so I think) it would be nice if it held up a little better. The body on mine is decent but everything started going bad all at... Read More

Pos By Robert

In the two years I owned this car it was in the shop about every third day. Its major faults were the wheel barrings, brakes, and transmission. To make it better my insurance co called it a sports ... Read More

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