1999 Dodge Stratus User Reviews

1999 Dodge Stratus Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 reviews

  • Performance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 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:3.6 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
  • 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
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"cheap car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews
"quality" 2 reviews

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Tony writes:
1999 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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4

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Runs like a dream, handles great

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Just seems a little bit lower quality than something older

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Fun, Attractive Car... — Very nice car to drive, feels like driving a cloud. Very smooth acceleration. Takes corners at high speeds with NO loss of grip. Handles like a smaller car than it is. Runs amazing, sounds mean and accelerates great for being just a 4cyl. Build could be a little sturdier, I think my car (an older Taurus) is actually built more solid, of course most older cars are. Nice looking car, easy on the eyes and definitely has a "cool factor" to it. Cost of ownership to my knowledge is fairly low...gets good gas mileage and the only problem I've seen it have since she got it cost me a buck to fix (roll of electrical tape). Overall a fun car that has plenty of years left in it.

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L_R writes:
1999 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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3

Pros

Powerful engine
Spacious trunk,
Smooth ride

Cons

Unrelieable engine.
Every now and then, something is failing.
Parts are often badly located.
Painful and costly maintenance.
Bad handling.
Even if the car is big, it doesn't have space overhead if you're above 5' 8'. Seats are small for me (5' 8")

L_R
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Don't Bother Buying One — 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 and then for maintenance that does not occur with other cars/manufacturers. If you can fix cars, want a powerful engine, don't mind fuel mileage and want a cheap car, this one is for you. Otherwise, don't buy this.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Doug writes:
1999 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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its indestructible

Cons

it always has something wrong with it

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Poop — It breaks weekly, I'm always putting money into it, the gas does not seem to last very long, it used to be a roadtripping machine, now it is deemed undrivable for one week due to the fact the back windshield broke and i have no side mirror cuz they are not very sturdy.

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

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Spencer661 writes:
1999 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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MPG, turning circle

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acceleration, transmission, ride, comfort, styling, interior quality, lack of  features, ease of acess, engine

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My Dodge Stratus.... — Like the gas mileage.. 28-30 (25 with a lead foot) but needs bigger engine and i'm desperate for horsepower/torque 4 cylinder just isn't cutting it for me.. It's okay to drive around, but i am wanting something way more sporty. Despite high gas prices, I'd kill for an SUV right now

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Allyson writes:
1999 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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Power window, power locks and decent engine

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The weather stripping on the windshield is coming off.

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Dodge's Are Decent. — The perofrmance is good, brakes need replaced every once in a while. The build quality is excellent, deals with door slamming all the time. The appearance is extremely aeordynamic without looking like a car tree huggers would drive. The cost is reasonable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michelle writes:
1999 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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gas

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nothing

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?? — i loved the car, only got rid of it because my family grew. makes me sad when i see the new owner driving it. but it was a nice and reliable car and would refer anyone to buy another one. i am going to buy a rt next

Primary Use: Family transportation

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LiteWerk writes:
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Peppy engine with 5-spped offering great fuel economy for size of car

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Original brakes could have been better, yet diddn't wear prematurely

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Outstanding Value For A Dependable, Reliable, Economical Sedan Offering Great Interior Space — Base model w/2.0L 5-speed. Extremely dependable and reliable. Great fuel economy of 35.5 comined city/hwy, mostly hwy. Great useable interior and trunk space. Above average factory stereo. Sharp, sporty-looking sedan. Great factory original Michelin tires contribute to a great smooth ride and lasted 85,000 miles. Car still going strong at 160K miles.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jesse writes:
1999 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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The amount of mods you can do to it

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Do it wrong and get laughed at

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Done Right And It Is Amazing — its a sedan so ppl can ride comfy but it still got up and go and if you drove it right you would be amazed at what it could do

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Dustin writes:
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4

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Great gas mileage, very reliable, fairly easy to work on

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It is a Dodge so it does have a transmission made by Chrysler which you can never trust. Battery is located in the wheel well which means you have to take the tire off to remove the battery.

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Great Car — 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 motor I'd ever recommend to someone looking to buy a Dodge or Chrysler. This motor produces about 150hp, which really gets up and goes since its such a light car, and gets excellent gas mileage. The previous Stratus I drove has about 170k and still runs like it just drove off the lot but has a rear main seal leak which is something that just eventually goes out in any car. The only thing I've even had to replace in that car was the started and I got a used one from the junk yard for $13 and it still works to this day. If you are looking for reliability and a cheap economical car I'd highly recommend getting a Stratus...just make sure you get one with the 2.4L because the 2.0L 4 cylinder and 2.5L v6 are both junk!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
1999 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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School, work, and fun

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the paint is starting to fade

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Great Fuel Economy Car — I love this car!! it gets way good gas milage and runs great. The only thing that i dont like about the car is the paint is slightly faded on the passengers side, and the back and front bumpers are a little bit scared

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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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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1998 Dodge Stratus Reviews

Reliable Car To Zip Around Town By Melissa

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 r... Read More

Good Car All Around By Andy

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 ... 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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