2003 Dodge Stratus User Reviews

2003 Dodge Stratus Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 15 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 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 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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CalebG1996 writes:
2003 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe Review
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4

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Fast, Takes Turns Very Smooth, Good Acceleration, etc...

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It's somewhat hard to get in out of the car

CalebG1996
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It's Really Good Car In General. — 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 to replace. I would rate my car 8.5/10.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ridin_Dirty writes:
2003 Dodge Stratus SXT Coupe Review
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4

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Looks, Handling, Gas Mileage, Reliable,

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Loud Brakes, Horrible Turning Radius

Ridin_Dirty
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Wouldn't Have Any Other Car But Mine!!! — This is a GREAT vehicle! I have had mine for almost ten years now. Mileage 140k and still running in top shape. I have only had regular maintenance done: tune ups, oil & transmission fluid changes, brakes & rotors. Good looking exterior & interior. Comfortable bucket seats. Smooth Ride. Low to the ground great handling. Great for cross country traveling. My car has been across the USA more times than it is old. He still purrs like a kitten.

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Chelette writes:
2003 Dodge Stratus SXT Coupe Review
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4

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great power, roomy trunk

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car made by Mitsibishi for dodge so parts hard to find

Chelette
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Eclipse In Dodge Clothing — 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.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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rollandoater writes:
2003 Dodge Stratus SXT Coupe Review
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4

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Easy to drive, its a real sports car feeling

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the seats are too low

rollandoater
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Great Car — So the car is superclean, in and out as well. Serviced every 3K New brake paths, tune up, coil, oil changed. The transmission is amazing, the stickshift is great. The radio has 5 cd changer, and keyless entry. This car will be a great deal. The one reazon why I want to sale, because I want a bigger, higher car, I'm not that sports style guy.

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Ben writes:
2003 Dodge Stratus SXT Coupe Review
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I love the look of this car. I really like the body lines and how it all flows together.

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The worst thing is how underpowered it is and how much money is required to even make it remotely fast.

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Great Looks However Lacks The Power To Back It Up — The 4G64(4cyl) is very underpowered for the size of the vehicle and having an automatic transmission doesn't help. The drive train loss is approx. 17%. There is a very small amount of aftermarket support visually. Thus meaning almost every visual modification must be custom. The car is mechanically identical to the 3G Mitsubishi Eclipse (00-05) so the performance based modifications and parts are shared. I have done multiple things to it including: Suspension, Brakes, Wheels and Tires, Headlights, Taillights, Interior Lighting, I/H/E modifications for remaining N/A, etc. I haven't really done any major performance based upgrades due to the cost:benefit ratio. It costs a considerable amount of money just to gain a few whp so I feel that it is not exactly worth it. I would rather focus on visual modifications for now. All of the modifications I have done have made me like the car more. I have done countless hours of research on this platform so I feel confident working with it. I still have continued plans but just like every addiction you will always find more to do.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jared writes:
2003 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe Review
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Looks great

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The dealer

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Dodge Stratus — My car runs great! The only vehicle i've been happier with is my truck. Exhuast could be louder, but it's ok for now. Talk about some get up and go, i'll race just about anyone. I enjoy going on a long cruise, jsut me and the car and sometimes my wife.

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Melissa writes:
2003 Dodge Stratus SXT Coupe Review
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good handling,good on gas,sporty for a good price

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wish it had fog lights..will be coming soon

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Love Iiiiiiit!!! — It has good acceleration for a 4 cylinder.Braking is great and I love the way it handles.Its only needed basic maintenance like oil change, tune up etc.The exterior is sporty and sleek.Interior is comfy with a 5 disc cd changer and good speakers.Cruise control and orange lit gauges.Gas milage is good,it has a big gas tank surprisingly.I love driving my car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Zach writes:
2003 Dodge Stratus SE Review
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I have DOHC so it is pretty fast

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It is a bit small for my liking

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Fun And Fuel Efficient — Great on gas, costs me between 35 and 45 a tank, yet really fast, pretty stylish and very fin to drive. Handling is excellent, and it takes curves very nicely, like most dodges do. Other than oil I have had no problems with this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alex writes:
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It's comfy =)

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pfft dies in dumps

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A Review For My Dodge Stratus? Lol — pffft i love it, definetely. It's a beautiful car and it has a lot of power when you need it. Also it's quite cheap and very useful for dates ;D. A+. I guess the only thing that sucks about this car is that it's very low.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Abhinav writes:
2003 Dodge Stratus SXT Coupe Review
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Sporty look

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If you are looking for seating capacity for 5 ppl ... this aint the car for you ...

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Worth The Money ... — Build Quality - Solid, No repairs needed yet, done more than 12K miles in 3 months .. good sporty styling ... Hwy mileage of arnd 30 miles per gallon .. city arnd 21 miles per gallon ... good acceleration though the statistics are not yet tested ... will do soon though ..

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

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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

Still Workin On It... By Calvin

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

1996 Dodge Stratus By jasoncimino

MPG EPA Combined city`/ hwy. 22 city 33 highway.Driver and Passenger Front Airbags, Cloth Seating, Cruise Control, Power Steering, Tilt Steering Wheel. Pop the trunk and you'll find 15.7 cubic feet ... Read More

Dodge Gota Love It By heavydodge

I love this car it runs forever I have big plans for hank thats the cars name ! I bought it from a freind best 300 ever spent ! it has alot of get up and go and is fun to drive Read More

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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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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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