Pros: "great price, nice ride, and decent fuel economy"
Cons: "Its a dodge, no resale value"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I bought this 3 year old car with less that 3k miles on it for a great price. Somebody had taken the the major depreciation hit, and it wasnt me. I have put on 192k on it in the last 7 years. I do get the engine oil changed regularly and do all the factory recomended maintenances 10k before the recomended miles. I am still using this car on a day to day basis.
Knock on wood, this car has been great to me , gives me an average 26 mpg and hasnt broken down or stranded me yet. And Yes, this is still the orginal engine, transmission etc. Compared to a Used Toyota or Honda, this car made more sennse to me on every aspect including prices on parts.
I dont trust the dealer's though. I went to ask them what i should do after i passed 100k ,like if there was a maintence manual to follow or so and their responnse was that they had no recomendendations once the car passes 100k. Just start from over from the start of the manual. Their response was making me feel that I was extreemly lucky to get a car that works(like it supposed to do)and clearly the dealer didnt have any confidence in their Sell.
Another draw back I noticed is that , one looks stupid if he talks highly about his Dodge Startus... but I could care less"
"this car has been great. I have ran it everywhere and
I am going to keep it until it dies. the only problem i have every had is that these cars do not drive well in thr rain and tend to hydroplain. other then that my family and I have loved this car."
"I bought my 2001 stratus on St. Patrick's Day in 2007. This car has been very good to me through the years. The clear coat is faded now, along with some other minor engine issues but she still runs great after almost 218,000 miles. Plenty of get-up-and-go, she's still not tired! Love the v6, decent on highway gas milage, real good car!"
"I own a 2 door status. My car is awsome and sporty. Handles great in the snow. Gets good gas milage. The only down side is my teenage son is very cramped in the back seat with his long legs!! Not the cars fault. Having a hard time trading it in for something bigger!! Would feel good about giving it to a teen to drive as a first car."