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2001 Dodge Stratus

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 18/Hwy 28/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.4 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2001 Dodge Stratus Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.5
Out of 10

Based on 916 Ratings for the 2001 - 2006 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.8/10
    Quality
    7.8/10
  • Reliability
    8.1/10
    Performance
    8.0/10
  • Comfort
    8.1/10
    Styling
    8.3/10

Okay, but could be much better...

By on Sunday, November 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 158,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "comfortable/roomy interior, cheap price"

Cons: "mechanical issues, reliability, mpg"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"I bought this car spur of the moment for $1,800 a few weeks after I totaled my S-series Saturn during a bad snow. When I bought it, it had roughly 143,000 miles on it and had had several owners before me. I purchased it from a mechanic whom had pretty much been given it due to many issues with it before including broken water pump, timing belt, electrical problems, sensors, etc. The previous owner was going to scrap the vehicle, because of expensive repairs so my mechanic bought it from her for cheap and fixed it and sold it to me. I have now been driving the car for around 9 months and have had several minor to severe issues. At around 144,000 the rear passenger side wheel bearing needed replacing. At around 150,000 the rear drivers side power window went out. At around 155,000 the water pump broke again, leaked antifreeze, and the car had overheating issues. At around 157,000 to now the car now shakes and chugs when at a stop(possible fuel injection issues?), the tie rod on the drivers side needs replacing and may need a tire alignment due to it, and the brakes are going bad. Also since I bought it had electrical problems like the front passenger side power window not rolling down, the speedometer and rpm arrow randomly twitching around at times, all the interior lights flickering when the brightness is too high, some rust spots on the under carriage, and a stiff reverse gear. I believe the car was drove roughly and improperly maintained by the previous owners. And this could be the root of its issues, but I also feel like it may just be a cheaply made car. For fuel economy its not the greatest, around 23 on highway and 20 in the city. On the upside, however, its has a very roomy and comfortable interior and its relatively big frame feels secure and quite sturdy."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Best car I have ever had

By on Monday, November 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 220,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Feels safe and secure. Very nice exterior."

Cons: "Problems with alignment over the years."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This is the best car I have ever had, it now has 220,000 miles and I still love this car and trust in it's safety."

4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

very reliable transportation

By on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 93,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"this is a one owner car, has been well taken care of. Oil changes every 3-4000 miles. Transmission oil changes regularly, engine very clean, have put in a new timeing chain and water pump. brakes have been changed, new tires. very clean inside."

12 people out of 19 found this review helpful

nice car

By on Sunday, October 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 175,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "clean in and out"

Cons: "small trunck"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"THIS IS A CLEAN 2006 DODGE STRATUS. REAL GAS SAVER. THE CAR IS IN GREAT CONDITION IN AND OUT. AC, HEAT, ENGINE, TRANS. TIRES ARE IN GOOD WORKING CONDITION."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Fair condition.

By on Wednesday, October 01, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 123,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"All this car needs is a caliper on the driver side, a wheel bearing on the passenger side, and the window power lock needs to be fixed too. Also, the front left fender is a little bent, rusted, and the paint is chipped from the tire falling off due to a michanical issue. Otherwise, this car is in good condition and drives well."

good dependable car

By on Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "27 mpg, nice handling and ride quality"

Cons: "water pump and battery locations are dumb."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Purchased with 99K miles. The only repairs needed were a front wheel bearing and a battery. BUT replacing the battery is a challenge. The battery is under the car in front of the left front wheel. jack up the car remove the wheel remove the cover panel, remove hold in bracket and slide out the battery. Reverse the procedure to install. The only other potential problem is the water pump. It is inside the front cover of the motor. If the seal on the pump leaks, your coolant goes into the engine oil. If you check your oil frequently and detect a problem, the repair is costly. Should you find out the hard way about a pump failure, JUNK THE CAR."

6 people out of 13 found this review helpful

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