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

Pros

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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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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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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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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Doug writes:
2003 Dodge Stratus ES Review
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Nice body-style.  Fairly sharp looking.

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Very unreliable.  Not a single moment in time where everything worked properly.

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Nice-looking Car But Horrible Performance And Reliability. — Most unreliable car I have ever owned.....or seen. PIECE OF CRAP. Something was ALWAYS broken. Performance was not very good. Shifting was a little rough and accelerating was like pulling teeth. Fuel economy not that great. The only plus is that it looked fairly sharp when it was cleaned up and there wasn't duct tape holding on the side-view mirror

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:
2003 Dodge Stratus ES Review
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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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2005 Dodge Stratus Reviews

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This vehicle has been very reliable & has made it through several long road trips. I have been very pleased with the ride, the ease of driving and the sharp, sporty style. It is a favorite of the vehi... Read More

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2004 Dodge Stratus Reviews

Nice And Good Mpg Easy Ride. By scottietek

8 yrs of owning low maintance simple to work on, Great mpg 35hwy and handles good Always starts. easy to park . just a simple easy reliable car to get around and saving money at the gas pump too. Ni... Read More

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

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2002 Dodge Stratus Reviews

Amazing Sports Car At A Fraction Of The Cost By Kory

I loved everything about my baby! AND I BABYED it! 5 speed had lots of power, and driving it was so much fun I would go driving around for no reason. The Infinity sound system was the best factory sys... Read More

Dodge Stratus - 2002 - R/t Coupe By ptkilbo

I love my car. I bought this when I had no other options and it was a great deal. I have enjoyed my time with it. It is fast off the line, handles great at high speed and stop quickly. 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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