2002 Dodge Stratus User Reviews

2002 Dodge Stratus Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 18 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 13 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews

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Dave writes:
2002 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe Review
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Very fun, when it's in a stick.  Large trunk.  Attractive. comfortabe and accomodating to passengers

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although it has a big trunk, the trunk lid could be bigger.  cup holders aren't the most ergenomic, for a manual configuration.  small mirors.

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I Wish They Still Made A Car Like This. — i bought this car with only 48000 miles on it for only $8K and i love it. it is more fun to drive than any other car i've ever driven thanks, in part to the 5-speed manual tranny. It's also a really nice car in it's own right; with leather seats and a 4 disc CD changer. It is based a a 4 door sedan so there is acctually alot of room in the back seat, unlike other sport, compact coupes. In addition is also has a very large trunk, even in comparison to some full sized sedans, like my step dads infiniti M45.

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Bruce writes:
2002 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe Review
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quick, tight suspension, short throw between gears

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heavy car, hard to find parts for it

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Fun Car To Drive — accelerates fast, hugs the road on turns, the 3.0L V6 puts out enough power to run through all the gears quick.

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Elizabeth writes:
2002 Dodge Stratus Review
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reliable, roomy, good gas mileage

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engine light always on!!! oh well.
Not unique - a lot of other dodge stratuses are on the road, and I'd love to have a car that fits my personality better.

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It Drives, That's All I Need. — I got this car from my parents for my 18th birthday. They got a really great deal, which is good for me since I have to pay for half of it. They got it at auction with electrical problems and rock bottom price, then my stepdad got it fixed. It is very reliable and drives pretty good now that it's fixed. There are a lot of cosmetic problems (scratches, front bumper, etc.) that are the fault of the previous owner, but besides that, I think it's a pretty good-looking car, just not very unique.

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Josh writes:
2002 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe Review
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Everything

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back seat room

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Quick And Reliable — Gorgeous interior as well as exterior. Quick 3.0L V6 engine w/ 5 sp. Very reliable.

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Greg writes:
2002 Dodge Stratus SE Review
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Cool mature vehicle, perfect for families that like to drive the speed limit, or sometimes not at all.

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Wasn't "fast", not alot of aftermarket options, so you basically have to stick with whatever it came with.  The car started falling apart after only 3 years!

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Its A Roomy 4 Door, 4 Cylinder Car That Runs Smoother Than Dodge's Current 4 Door, 4 Cylinder Car. — This was my first official car. The 2002 Dodge Stratus SE had alot of room for 5 people to sit comfortably. Under the hood was a 2.4 4 cylinder engine with less electronic control than the newer Dodge Avenger, which left the ride in the driver's hands. After a few short years and most maintenance being met on time, the car slowly started to die. Beginning with a problem with the spark plugs, to needing a brand new brake drum replacement, to the fuel injection giving out while trying to shift out of park or neutral. The Dodge Stratus SE gave all it could during our 3 year companionship.

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Brent writes:
2002 Dodge Stratus R/T Review
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fast loud and looks damn good

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the transmision and shifting is hard

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This Car Acts Like A Camero With Personalitly — this car is fast and loud what more can u ask for but you have to know what your doing to drive it and with manual transmission

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phyggie writes:
2002 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe Review
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5

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Fantastic Speedster and so much fun to drive! I love the big wheels and the power it has - a 3.0L engine 6 cylinder

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Stinky water-pump timing-belt repair is a bummer! What is it with Chrysler-Dodge products having this very big issue?

phyggie
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I Really Like This Car! — I like everything about this car including the classy design. I dislike the repair costs. I cannot recommend this car to a friend because repairs are just too costly and dealership costs are way over the top - who has $1,000.00 just to fix a water-pump just sitting around?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jesse writes:
2002 Dodge Stratus SXT Coupe Review
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5

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drive it becouse you want to call your self a mopar guy with out waisting the money on a viper.

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i have no reason to avoid this car unless you only drive rear wheel drive cars.

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Its A Car And Id Like To Call Myself A Mopar Fan. — Amazing grocery getter with a kick only when in stick how ever. I owned an 02 stratus as a automatic and hated it. its eliable and as for most manual cars has decent gas milage i beleave the sticker sais 28 highway miles but that also depends on how you drive. its got a little over steer but in my mind its perfect for brakes work amazing there about to work better as i change um soon acceleration=the bomb as long as you can drive stick. realy roomy interior like race car look to the body. its maintenance cost is like any other "sports" car can be expensive if mis used. absolutly fun for drag racing hooks up right no matter the conditions.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2005 Dodge Stratus Reviews

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2004 Dodge Stratus Reviews

Great Car By Brightwell2016

Awesome car and easy and cheap to fix. I love my Stratus ! The only problem is that mine has "Paint Cancer" due to the cheap dodge paint , lets just say the sun eats at it worse than most cars , othe... Read More

Performs Well Holding The Road. Great Pick Up. Overall Good Sporty Car. By Dodgecoupe2

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2003 Dodge Stratus Reviews

It's Really Good Car In General. By CalebG1996

I've had my 03' Stratus for about 2 months now. It's been a really good car. The only down side is it has a couple of issues. I've fixed a couple of things and all of which were fairly cheap and easy ... Read More

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Car is a great all around car has pleanty of power for whatever you would like to do and gets great gas mileage at the same time. Car size is huge for a coupe pleanty of room for 4 adults. Read More

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2001 Dodge Stratus Reviews

My Baby By Jason

This is a comfy car to drive. Working on fixing it up. Hopefully make it go a little faster. More style too. I got the car from my grand father. It is an '01 with less than 90K miles on it. Read More

Reliable "first Car" By brittany_kent

I liked this car initially because of how it looked, it runs good, and has always been reliable for me. I didn't like that I had to fix so many things over the period of owning it, such as fixing the ... Read More

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