I guess 1 injector was clogged. So far in the first year the wiring to my brake light has failed, the wiring for my passenger door window and backseat windows have failed, then this year it is sputtering, I have no heat, it keeps overheating as well. The downside of their sleek designs is that neither the sedan nor the coupe are extraordinarily roomy cars and rear-seat accommodations are not as comfortable as those found in the boxier mid-size cars. General Comments: This car has great looks and is fairly fun to drive. The only thing I wish I could find is original parts for this car. Getting in and out of the rear seats of the Stratus sedan is tight.
One whole summer my car ran hot due to bad thermostat and no blown head gasket or cracked block. I cannot sell it without fixing it, which means replacing the dash. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. It's a tricky job, because you have to remove the passenger side engine mount and raise and lower the engine as needed. Getting in and out of the rear seats of the Stratus sedan is tight. They ordered me a new one and it took 2 months to get it.
Not full of technology, just a solid car. So a few years went by and it stayed out of the shop. The Stratus sedan is sporty and fun to drive when equipped with the V6, though it lacks the high levels of refinement found in the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. On my way home one day my brakes stopped working due to a faulty master cylinder. I'm ready to drive the car onto the scale at the junk yard and as I'm backing out my ball joint snaps and brake fluid starts leaking all over the ground. Throaty V6 engines deliver strong acceleration performance and cockpit-like interiors give them a muscle-car sports appeal. Oh, I also have the bad paint, peeling, etc.
Also used it on the pan instead of a gasket T. I grew up in a minivan so this was something I found in quite a hurry when we were on car trips. It sits in my driveway. Dodge Stratus offers attractive pricing, however, and big cash rebates and other incentives are available. If you just do simple maintenance on the damn thing, it won't let you down. I beat on my car every day. The first few years of owning it, I was thrilled.
I have taken it in and they just shake their heads and say it's a guessing game. I've had replaced the bearings all around except driver front told it would be next , the brakes have been gone through 3x and I'm getting a grinding noise like metal to metal contact and a squeal as though the brakes are going again! The rear fascia is new and includes new tail lamps. I do regular maintenance on the car. The Stratus handled and felt just like the Audi. I am not the only person with this problem, but there's no recall or company assistance with fixing it.
I averaged around 20 mpg. A four-speed automatic is the only transmission available. I have lived in all sorts of weather - Indiana, Arizona and Minnesota and it has come through just fine except for the paint starting to oxidize. Yes, it has been the car I have had the most problems with and I will never buy a Dodge anything but as it turns out my issue was more of a mechanic problem than a car problem. It still idles and drives great! Instead of every 3000 miles, I do 2500 miles for an oil change. Fuel economy is not bad for a mid-size.
FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. We still owe on the car about 3000 dollars and it is not running. I fear the lack of undercoating in these cars will come back and bite their owners. The recall began on July 20, 2015. Improvements to the coupe last year reduced noise, vibration and harshness.
I haven't had any real problems with it. Stratus provides excellent outward visibility for the driver, thanks to the broad and tall expanses of window glass and relatively narrow windshield pillars. When I first bought it, I had an old Audi 5000s. The Dodge Stratus coupe skids into 2004 without much change from last year's model. Even though the car is almost 10 years old, I drive mostly to and from work and the car has less than 85K on it. The makers at Dodge keep a nice options list handy in case potential buyers want to spice up either coupe model.
The first few years of owning it, I was thrilled. It is leaking a ton of oil which they say is coming from my oil pan gasket and cam shaft seal. I do regular maintenance on the car. My other complaint is that the topcoat of my paint has started to peel off. So in conclusion to this very long and annoying letter this is a great car if it has a great owner. And this is no exaggeration.
Interior Features The interior of the Dodge Stratus is more like a cockpit than most mid-size cars, which gives the Stratus coupe and sedan a sportier interior ambience. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. It's not as comfortable as I'd like, but it has decent front seat comfort. Well, I worked with the dealership for 2 months while they gave me a loaner. Stratus coupes benefited from an updated interior for 2003. If you're having problems with that, I've found that cracking one of the back windows ever so slightly will help pull the conditioned air further back.