1995 Dodge Stratus ES 4 cylinder from North America
A high maintenance very fun car to drive
Wishbone suspension on ES model had consistent squeal that required multiple trips to dealer to resolve when first got it.
Head gasket leak around 55,000 miles.
Transmission seals bad around 40,000 miles - went out and replaced at 115,000.
Have an uncommon ES, one with a 4 cyl engine which has delivered very good mileage.
Excellent pick-up + great handling make it fun to drive. Seats are still most comfortable I've tried, driving lots of rentals.
Repairs have nickle and dimed me on it - sure glad I bought extended protection on it, as I broke even considering several costly repairs before it expired.
So, overall, it's still a keeper, but reliability not near that of a Previa van I've had since '91.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 28th June, 2002