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2005 Dodge Stratus

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 20/Hwy 27/Comb 22 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.4 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2005 Dodge Stratus Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.5
Out of 10

Based on 907 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

Decent transportation. No problems at all 1st 90K

By on Friday, June 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great value, fun to drive"

Cons: "road noise, gas mileage"

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

"Car has been good transportation overall. It has the 2.7L Flex Fuel V6. Good acceleration, but thirsty on gas. Gets roughly 20mpg combined. Lots of winding, twisty rural roads where I live, and the car handles great. I can take curves much faster in this car with confidence than in my previous sedan. The suspension is firm, but not overly so. It drives great on the highway, with a comfortable and controlled ride. The interior is nothing great, but not bad either. Decent amount of trunk space. There is a fair amount of road noise in this car, and you can hear the engine whine through the speakers when you accelerate. Kind of annoying, but got used to it after a while. I know there are noise suppression filters you can easily wire into the radio to address this issue, but I didn't get around to doing it. Got a great deal on it when it had just 28K miles, and have put 60K trouble free miles on it since. This is my first Dodge, and have been happy overall with this card."

6 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Best $1500 I ever spent

By on Thursday, April 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 170,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great price"

Cons: "slow"

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

"One bad point with this vehicle is acceleration, it has a fairly small engine and it is 3000lbs so you aren't going to be racing in this car... It is very nice and comfortable. would make a good car for a small family."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Decent, basic car

By on Wednesday, April 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 143,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Decent price, roomy."

Cons: "Electrical issues"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"I bought this car used in 2008. I drove it hard for 6 years. It has had some repairs, mostly electrical. It gets pretty decent mileage for its size. It is pretty roomy and nice to have the option of putting seats down to transport longer items. However, when they get up in miles, the timing belt has a tendency to snap and destroy the engine. This has not happened in my case, but I know of two others it happened to recently."

8 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Great car!

By on Friday, March 07, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Good on gas, reliable, and good looking."

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

"Interior is awesome. Drives great and I've never had any problems! Great looking, too! Pretty good on gas as well."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

I Love My Car

By on Sunday, February 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 144,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"This was the car I learned to drive in and I drove it in high school and college. I like the design and the way it drives and it has been very reliable. Great "starter car"."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Take a licking and keeps on tickin....

By on Friday, February 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 142,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Handling in snow/ice, reliability, durability"

Cons: "Plastic interior breaks easily, cassette player"

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

"This little car has been in my family for almost 10 years now. I think we bought it one or two years old. It was first my dad's, then I shared it with him when I learned to drive, then my brother learned to drive in it and shared it with my father for several years, and now it belongs to me and my husband. We have had very few problems with it. We were getting worried earlier this year when it started to feel like there was a problem with the transmission but we changed out spark plugs, spark plug wires, and cam position sensor (all done on own) and now it drives like new again. It has survived a tornado, several hail storms, and minor accidents (speeding on ice is not a good idea). The body is pretty darn beat up now but it still drives like a champ and has always been a commuter vehicle. The seats are comfortable, even in the back with two full grown kids. I road a 2,000 mile road trip in it and slept most the way. Great car for beginners and for families. I'm looking forward to passing this vehicle on when my family has out grown it."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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