1997 Dodge Stratus Overview

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1997 Dodge Stratus Overview

The 1997 Dodge Stratus comes with a standard 132 hp, 2.0-liter engine. An optional engine on both trims is the 150 hp 2.4-liter engine, and the ES has one step more, with an optional 168 hp, 2.4-liter engine. Both trims come standard with a 5-speed manual transmission, with a 4-speed automatic optional, giving you more convenience during your drive, but a loss of gas mileage. The manual tranny get about 26/27 mpg, while the automatic only giets 20/29 mpg (city/highway). Anti-lock brakes, passenger and river airbags, and power locks help to keep everyone in the car safe while you're making use of the engine and transmission that you chose.

The interior of the 1997 Dodge Stratus is a good size for a 5-person sedan. Not only is there plenty of passenger room, but the trunk has 15.7 cubic feet of storage space, more than enough for groceries, sports equipment, or musical instruments. Air conditioning, power windows, leather seats, and a CD player are all available in both trims of the 1997 Dodge Stratus, keeping you comfortable on all of your day-to-day driving excursions.

Owners label this as an OK car. There are a number of consistent problems that people have had with the 1997 Dodge Stratus, including head gasket leaks, transmission failure, and all sorts of other engine problems, but for an around town car, they seem to agree that it is decent. Most people were very happy with the gas mileage, and the lack of speed and acceleration make this an excellent car for a beginning driver. While owners wouldn't define the 1997 Dodge Stratus as the best car on the road, it gets them from place to place, even if they do have to toss some money into the engine now and again.

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amy_sansev4
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Car Cranks But Wont Start

I have a 97 Dodge stratus i bought just a few days ago. It was running just fine no sputtering, hesitation or warning lights. The only thing wrong was it would run cold and only warm up when sitt...

3,180 views with 5 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
Tracy Arnold
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97 Dodge Stratus 2.5 Liter Will Not Start

97 Dodge Stratus was running fine hesitated at stop sign started losing power and started knocking like starving for gas now will not start acts like has no fire getting gas do not know gas p...

23 views with 2 answers (last answer 5 months ago)
Nicole Maloney
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My 97 Dodge Stratus Wont Start. Came Out Of Gas Station And All Power On Bu...

19 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)
jhtuff3
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What Would Cause A 97 Stratus To Sputter When Driving But Idle Great When I...

It won't get past 10 mph when driving but you throw it in neautral and it revs up to 4-5000 rpms wihtout any issues

248 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 years ago)
Kevin Powers
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Car Won't Stay In Gear

car will go into gear when first started but will not change after running for a few minutes. motor will rev high and finally catch but whines while it is. won't stay in gear for very long. 1997 dod...

309 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 years ago)