2004 Dodge Stratus User Reviews

2004 Dodge Stratus Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 26 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" 8 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews
"weak power" 2 reviews
"paint job" 2 reviews

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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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Michael writes:
2004 Dodge Stratus SE Review
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Performance, gas mileage, sporty appearance

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Serviceability, transmission, basic interior

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Stratus As A Sports-sedan — Dodge made the right decision in giving Stratus a facelift. Instead of being just another beat down Stratus with a funny nose job has turned into a sports-sedan. With a V6, it actually does very well on gas, with great city acceleration and highway driveability. Some problems exist with the transmission slippage and highly difficult in the serviceability department. Any repair is time-consuming and difficult. All in all, the vehicle is very safe and I would recommend this car to anyone who still wants a fast car but at the same time comfortable with basic amenities.

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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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Jennifer writes:
2004 Dodge Stratus SE Review
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dependable

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MPG  and body

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Good Car — slow acceraltion and a litter harder to handle steering . the body is not very durable. radio works on and off. havent had any problems under the hood. Has about 100,000 miles on it. City MPG: 20 Highway MPG: 27 Combined MPG: 22 Fuel Type: Regular Dependable family car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kent2 writes:
2004 Dodge Stratus SXT Coupe Review
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reliable

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hard to get in and out of. no room. SLOW!!  gas mileage was depressing. tiny engine. to heavy of a car.

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Ok Car — hard to get in and out of. hate the low roof. VERY SLOW!!! no back room space. never had to work on it tho.

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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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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.

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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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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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Jacob writes:
2004 Dodge Stratus SE Review
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Because its awesome

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no reason to avoid this car

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I Like It! — I love Dodges and this is my second Stratus. I like them and they have a decent pick up and go. Handling is smooth. A nice car to drive. So far no major problems. I enjoy how quite the engines are.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2005 Dodge Stratus Reviews

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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 the were fairly cheap and easy to... Read More

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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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