1993 Dodge Stratus Review

1993 Dodge Stratus ES 3.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.3 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired97000 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles

Summary:

Excellent, fun car to drive. Looks great, handles nice, fast too

Faults:

Sometimes it will pop out of reverse if you do not make sure it is locked in.

Rear back up lights keep blowing the fuse. (still trying to figure this one out)

General Comments:

I have only owned this car for the summer and have put about 3,000 miles on it. So far other than the two problems I encountered. It has been good to me. The car is fast, rides great, handles great, I really like the car and have fun driving it. It is not my primary vehicle. It is my toy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th September, 2003

21st Sep 2003, 12:06

These cars are real "sleepers".. I didn't expect a family sedan to be so quick. The 3.3 is a great engine. These are great cars because they drive like a sports car and are low-key and practical (no speeding tickets yet). Avoid the 4-cylinder models due to a common Head Gasket failure problem.

7th Jul 2004, 21:45

The Dodge Stratus debuted in 1995 (along with the Plymouth Breeze and the Chrysler Cirrus) with engine choices from a 2.0L I4 (Chrysler Built) to a 2.5L V6 (Mitsubishi Built). There was also a 2.4L I4 (Chrysler Built), but I do not believe that came out until 1998, but I am not sure.

29th Jul 2004, 18:25

I agree wiht the above comment the Dodge Stratus and the Plymouth Breeze did not even debut until the fall of 1994 to become 1995 models and they NEVER had the 3.3 liter engine!... you don't even know what kind of car you drive!!!

20th Apr 2009, 22:04

I disagree with both of you... I own a 1993.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review