2004 Dodge Stratus User Reviews

2004 Dodge Stratus Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 28 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:4.4 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
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"paint job" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews
"weak power" 2 reviews

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Brightwell2016 writes:
2004 Dodge Stratus SXT Review
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5

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Everything

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Cheap dodge paint

Brightwell2016
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Great Car — 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 , other than that I love it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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StatusSXT writes:
2004 Dodge Stratus SXT Coupe Review
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4

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Nice Sporty looks. Affordability to drive and own.

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Doesn't turn as sharp as I would like.

StatusSXT
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Fun Car. — My wife and I really like this car as it gets great gas mileage. I recently had the timing belt replaced. A complete tune up and NEW tires all the way around. And new brakes in the front. Maintained regularly.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dustin writes:
2004 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe Review
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5

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Great car to roll the windows down and hit the open road

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Dont really have any!! haha

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Great Toy!! — I love everything about this car....its a great car for a toy in the summer....performance of the car is great stock but im going to update it quite a bit in the future....build quality is great so far....i have 62,000 miles on it and the only thing that i have had to repair on it has been an exhaust leak, the appearance of it stock was good but i think what i have done to it has made it look amazing....for cost of ownership i havent really had to put money into the thing except for extras that i wanted to do....gas really isnt a problem because i only drive it on weekends during the summe.....and this car is a blast to drive.....i cant wait for what it will be like when i get the performance mods done that im wanting to do!!

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Dodgecoupe2 writes:
2004 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe Review
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4

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The 3.0 does well  handling the road. Responds well when driving city or highway. Good pick up. Truly is a nice sporty car. The lines are very nice.

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The paint on the car is chipping!! The undercarriage is rusty.

Dodgecoupe2
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Performs Well Holding The Road. Great Pick Up. Overall Good Sporty Car. — I do not like the paint on the Dodge bumpers. It does not hold up well at all. The dash is warping seems to be a problem with these cars. The power on this 3.0 is good the handling and response is terrific. I think the instrument cluster looks sharp lit up at night. The car has started up even in the coldest of winter days. The car feels safe when driving at high speeds performing at its best on the highway. Low road noise compared to other cars in the same class. Over all the car is dependable, Overall nice sporty car.

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

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Kevin writes:
2004 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe Review
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Good milage, beautiful looks, great performance!

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Should have been rear wheel drive.

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American Beauty Meets Japanese Reliability! — Best car I've owned. Added Short Ram Intake, Cat- back exhaust, and paint and other minor details to add to the overall sexiness! It's so much fun to drive for a front wheel drive V6. Sport suspension rides the road like a champ. I'd recommend this car to anyone who wants a mid-level coupe!

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Corey writes:
2004 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe Review
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Drive this car if you want a sporty car without the sporty pricetag and lower insurance.

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Avoid this car if you have kids or regular backseat passengers.

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Overall, It's A Fun, Stylish Car. — Performace: It accelerates well for a 3.0...not as quick as the Trailblazer or Silverado, but quick. The Braking is well, but not as great as the Trailblazer or Silverado. It handles well...I've yet to hydroplane in wet weather. Quality: The only real issue with this car is the dash materials. They do not stand up to heat well...the dash has begun to warp and come apart...looking cheap. The Chevrolets had much better choice of dash material, as well as Dodge trucks. It holds water in the floor when it rains too...or the ac leaks in the interior...not real sure. Other than that, it's a nice ride. Appearance: I'll start with the interior. It has nice styling...nice clean lines and "mood" lighting at night. The gauges go from black in the day to orange at night...which adds a nice little touch. The seats could be done a little different though. As long as this car is, if there is someone in the backseat, it is very uncomfortable for people in the front seat. The exterior is clean, but the bumpers should be made out of something other than plastic...the paint does not do well on the bumpers...it is peeling and cracking. Maybe it's a poor choice of paint? The stock 17" R/T Chrome plated wheels are nice too. All it needs is a moon roof and tinted windows. Cost: Gas mileage is very good for a "sport" car. I get about 30 mpg on the hwy and 24 mpg in the city. This ofcourse, varies by how it's driven. Maintenance as far as brakes and oil changes is normal for most sedans. Tires, however, are low profile, so they don't last very long and depending on how nice of a tire...the cost can vary from $60/tire to $200+/tire. Fairly cheap for a fun sporty car. Gas is cheaper than the Chevrolets, but lacks power and pulling abilities...obviously. lol Fun Factor: This car is fun to drive. It comes with a 7 speaker Infiniti Sound System and sounds great. It could use some subs in the trunk though if you're looking for a lot of thump. Otherwise, it hits nicely. It's stylish...and almost unique...not a lot of these on the road.

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

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Tadgh writes:
2004 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe Review
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fun, fast, comfortable, stylish

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parts can be expensive because most of it is made by mitsubishi

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I Think This Car Would Make Anybody Happy To Drive, And If You Want Speed Then Here You Go — this car over all drives really well, and if you like speed at a decent price then this car is the way to go. Maintenance is easy if you know what you are doing, and this car has real speed and fun. This car is also made by dodge, so if u dont want a import then you can buy this car.

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ghostdarlin writes:
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Sleek looking car;decent on gas

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Everything else aside from the looks

ghostdarlin
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Hated It-we Gave It Back To The Dealer After A Year And Told Them To Shove It! — This is a great looking car until you get down to the nitty gritty of the engine. For a newer car it was the worst-we owned it a year and the engine went on it and no matter what we did it was a POS. To fix the car it would have taken over $500 to even get it running-and still wouldn't pass emissions. Nothing short of a new engine would have made this thing run decently. It was well maintained but the build quality was horrible-wouldn't recommend this to anyone!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Chandler_Apache writes:
2004 Dodge Stratus SE Review
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4

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Cruise control and A/C

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Fender and front panel attachment points-are worn or broken and thus you cannot fix by simply replacing screws.

Chandler_Apache
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'04 Dodge Stratus — I wanted a second car to commute and transport kids without the look of a "grocery getter." It was a salvalge and thus far no major problems that except for things that I did not maintain properly. Seem good quality, gas mileage decent, fun? Not at all but it has A/C and runs well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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scottietek writes:
2004 Dodge Stratus SXT Coupe Review
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5

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no probloms

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low to ground for us older  people

scottietek
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Nice And Good Mpg Easy Ride. — 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. Nice ride on long trips and a big trunk!

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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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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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