2003 Dodge Stratus User Reviews

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    2003 Dodge Stratus SXT Coupe Review
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    55

    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

    Pros: great power, roomy trunk

    Cons: car made by Mitsibishi for dodge so parts hard to find

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    2003 Dodge Stratus SXT Coupe Review
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    35

    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.

    Pros: Looks, Handling, Gas Mileage, Reliable,

    Cons: Loud Brakes, Horrible Turning Radius

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    2003 Dodge Stratus SXT Coupe Review
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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.

    Pros: Easy to drive, its a real sports car feeling

    Cons: the seats are too low

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    2003 Dodge Stratus SXT Coupe Review
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    95

    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

    Pros: I love the look of this car. I really like the body lines and how it all flows together.

    Cons: The worst thing is how underpowered it is and how much money is required to even make it remotely fast.

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    2003 Dodge Stratus SXT Coupe Review
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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

    Pros: good handling,good on gas,sporty for a good price

    Cons: wish it had fog lights..will be coming soon

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    2003 Dodge Stratus ES Review
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    85

    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

    Pros: Nice body-style.  Fairly sharp looking.

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

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    2003 Dodge Stratus SE Review
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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

    Pros: I have DOHC so it is pretty fast

    Cons: It is a bit small for my liking

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    2003 Dodge Stratus ES Review
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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

    Pros: It's comfy =)

    Cons: pfft dies in dumps

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    2003 Dodge Stratus SXT Coupe Review
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    35

    Worth The Money ... — Build Quality - Solid, No repairs needed yet, done more than 12K miles in 3 months .. good sporty styling ... Hwy mileage of arnd 30 miles per gallon .. city arnd 21 miles per gallon ... good acceleration though the statistics are not yet tested ... will do soon though ..

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

    Pros: Sporty look

    Cons: If you are looking for seating capacity for 5 ppl ... this aint the car for you ...

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    2003 Dodge Stratus SXT Coupe Review
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    Dependable — I love my car. She is dependable. Never gives me a problem. She is also very spoiled. Has royal Purple Synthetic oil with a K & N oil filter. I keep her clean and looking neat all the time. She rocks my socks off and has been through many trips with me.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Snappy

    Cons: Affordable

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    2005 Dodge Stratus Reviews

    I Liked My 1998 So Much That I Bought A 2005 When I Decided To Upgrade. By Sharon

    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 light... Read More

    2005 Dodge Stratus Sxt - A Pleasure To Drive By beranek05stratus

    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

    2004 Dodge Stratus Reviews

    Great Car By Brightwell2016

    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 , othe... 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

    2002 Dodge Stratus Reviews

    I Really Like This Car! By phyggie

    I like everything about this car including the classy design. I dislike the repair costs. I cannot recommend this car to a friend because repairs are just too costly and dealership costs are way ove... Read More

    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

    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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