2005 Dodge Stratus User Reviews

2005 Dodge Stratus Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 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" 7 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Lawrence writes:
2005 Dodge Stratus SXT Coupe Review
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Quality, Reliability, Handling, Appearance, Comfort

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Raw Power

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Stratus — Performance: Acceleration is average. Braking is middle of the pack, as SXT model has drum brakes, handles awesome with a rear sway bar and new springs/struts. Build Quality: Never needed any repairs/defects besides maintenance (oil changes, tires, brake pads, etc) Appearance: Interior is alright. Seating is comfortable, lots of room for rear passangers, plenty of leg room for everyone. Exterior I love. Car looks really aggressive from the front. Lines all flow really well with each other. Cost of Ownership: Cheap. With gas at $4 a gallon, $45 fills it up. Top tier brake pads are $100 since I put em on. Stuff like oil, tires depends on brand, etc. But its cheap Fun Factor: The car's really fun to drive. Sporty, but not a kiddy car like a Civic, etc. Recommend: Some people, I'd say yes, some no. If you want power, no. Reliability, quality, appearance is what you're looking for, definitely recommend.

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Oscar writes:
2005 Dodge Stratus SXT Review
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Looks and Comfort

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Could use a bit more power

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05 Dodge Stratus Sxt — This model can use a bit more horsepower for better acceleration but the handling is responsive and well built. If you want a faster sportier version go for the R/T. Still a nice car to drive around. Not very expensive to maintain just the usual oil change and tires. Gas mileage is pretty good, about 30 mpg on highway depending on how you drive it. This is the 2.7L not the 2.4L.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
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Engine, tranny, styling

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rim covers & non-tinted windows

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Nice — Brakes are more sensitive than I would like. I like the styling of it, but I do not like the wheel rim covers. I need custom rims and tinted windows. I have yet to have any problems with this car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kurt writes:
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everything

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nothing

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Great — The car rides comfortably with great handeling. It has enough power to get up and go but not be dangerous. The gas milage is awesome at 24 in town and 32 highway. This is a very fun car to drive and ride in. Comfortable for 4 people and could hold a 5th. GREAT car

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Richard writes:
2005 Dodge Stratus SXT Review
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the looks

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small trunk

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Xxxx — Great gas mileage and road performance. Great car on open road. The pinstripe makes it look sporty and makes us feel younger. It has the get up and go when we need it. Test drive one and you will like it. Wish they only still make them, but just a little bit bigger.

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Tony writes:
2005 Dodge Stratus SXT Coupe Review
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Fast, Quick Steering, Looks Intimidating

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Ride can be kinda rough, gear shift lag when accelerating quick

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I Loved Driving It — This is my parents car, but i used to drive it. This particular model came with a I4 but it had very impressive performance. I got it to 102 on a local highway before having to slow down, but it could of easily reached much higher speeds. The interior is a little stark, but it has the essentials, and it is very comfortable, and fairly large. The color was alright (grey), but i would of perferred black.

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Rose writes:
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Great gas mileage

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I should have got a manual transmission...lol

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This Has Been A Fantastic Car! — I love this car. It gets great gas mileage. It can kick ass in both a long and short run race - trust me I've done it! It looks good. Great sound system. Go test drive one yourself if your that curious...lol

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Tony writes:
2005 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe Review
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all kinds of added features that I seem to find one every once in awhile that is nice

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stupid fuel components.

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Pleasent Surprises — Performance – acceleration 8, braking 9, handling 9 Build Quality – has it needed repairs? just standard maintinence. Appearance – both interior would like heated seats and exterior styling awesome Cost of Ownership – gas mileage 22-27 , maintenance low Fun Factor – is this car fun to drive? I enjoy it, but wish it was a manual transmission.

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Sharon writes:
2005 Dodge Stratus SXT Review
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Comfortable, reliable, stylish. Handles well, accelerates and brakes well. No funny noises. Heater works very well and keeps the backseat passengers warm too.

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Can't see how close I am to car behind me when parallel parking. Gets about 30 mpg on highway, not bad, but would be nice to get better gas mileage. Air conditioner works but doesn't get real cold.

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I Liked My 1998 So Much That I Bought A 2005 When I Decided To Upgrade. — I have only had to do normal maintenance on this car. No major repairs. My only complaint is that I wish the cup holders were more conveniently placed and that there was a light in the cigarette lighter/power source area.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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beranek05stratus writes:
2005 Dodge Stratus SXT Review
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Really has nice get up & go! The steering/brakes & acceleration are all impressive. The safety features (automatic locks/rear safety doors/windows & full front airbags) give an extra feeling of security. Fuel efficiency is especially good on long trips. It has a roomy trunk & the split folding rear seat is handy. It's sporty looking, comfortable and fun to drive.

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No heated driver's seat. No ashtray.

beranek05stratus
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2005 Dodge Stratus Sxt - A Pleasure To Drive — 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 vehicles I have owned.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2006 Dodge Stratus Reviews

Great Car For The Money By don_tolbert

Bought this car in 2007 and have only had to replace front brake disks and hub bearing, tires and oil. Of course the regular maintenance stuff too. Love it. It's been coast to coast and daily drive... Read More

Well Made By johnboy2866

I like the overall appearance of the car and its reliability, handling and fuel economy. Wish it had a little more get up and go but most definetly happy with it. Not the sports car I am used to drivi... 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

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 ter... Read More

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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

Eclipse In Dodge Clothing By Chelette

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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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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