1996 Dodge Stratus Reviews - Page 14 of 14

1996 Dodge Stratus 2.5 liter from North America

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.5 liter Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired7 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Montero

Summary:

A waste of my money!!!!

Faults:

1 month, transmission cover leak. After the 3rd time in, a gasket was finally used -- HELLO!!!!

60,000 miles - control module went out - no heat direction, no air conditioning.

30,000 miles - power window broke.

65,000 miles - driver's outer tie rod broke ($400.00).

65,000 miles - master cylinder broke $310.00 (made from aluminum now $$$$$$).

40000miles - rear axle bearing, nuff said!

General Comments:

Chrysler products are junk!!! Cheaply made, expensive to maintain!!! Sorry America, buying foreign again. I gave you a try, and you still make garbage cars!!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd August, 2000

13th Mar 2001, 16:01

Try a new Dodge Stratus, 2001 with a whole new set up. A 2.7 v6 with 200hp and a new suspension, the car is a lot better and is revised and a lot better. I think you would be impressed if you were to buy one.

4th Mar 2004, 16:04

My 1996 Stratus is a great little car. The basic 2.4L DOHC motor outruns most Ford and GM V6s and a lot of foreign cars as well. It handles great on the road and hugs corners like no other. I don't know what your problem is with yours, but as hard as I have been on mine it just keeps on going strong. All that has ever been done to it since I have bought it is a minor tune up. I think Dodge made a good little car here. It out-performed all the other domestic and foreign cars I test drove before it.

19th Feb 2005, 15:45

I agree with you. I had the head gasket blow at 25,000 miles! Since then it has eaten brakes and rotors every 3 months-and that's after 3 full overhauls to the brake system. The head gasket is shot again and trying to work on this car just sucks! My advise to anyone with a leak from any of the gaskets is to sell quick-DON'T TRY TO FIX IT!!! ITS IMPOSSIBLE!!!

1996 Dodge Stratus 2.4 liter from North America

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.4 liter Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 kilometres
Most recent distance90000 kilometres
Previous carDodge Lancer

Summary:

An inexpensive luxury car

Faults:

Nothing really. The air conditioning system doesn't work as well as it once did.

General Comments:

Powerful engine, comfortable, handles very smoothly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th June, 2000

1996 Dodge Stratus ES 2.0 liter I4 from North America

Year of manufacture1996
Engine and transmission 2.0 liter I4
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10

Faults:

Needed new fuel pump.

General Comments:

This car has 100,000 miles on it and I never have any problems with it. I love it and I can't wait to buy another Chrysler product.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th September, 1999

1996 Dodge Stratus 2.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1996
Engine and transmission 2.4
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10

Faults:

At about 55,000 miles, the head gasket and valve cover went out. And the radio went out about 2 months after we got it.

General Comments:

All in all, it's been a fairly good car. Kind of rides like a truck though!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 1998

16th Jan 2001, 16:59

72,000 miles and the head gasket is out. I also had the same problem with the radio going out.

Average review marks: 5.5 / 10, based on 56 reviews