1996 Dodge Stratus ES 6 cylinder from North America
Stay far, far away from Dodge
Fuse block (internal short)
Air conditioning (twice)
Steering wheel wore out in grip area
8 oxygen sensors
The car is extremely hard to work on. The radiator required removal of the front end by Walt's Radiator. The senior mechanic took two days. He said he would never work on another one.
Sears would not replace the struts... only Dodge could accomplish the work because it requires OEM parts. After market parts have to be modified.
The car is too heavy, and even with cable chains on will not go up hills with light snow on them.
Dodge completes partial repairs and usually doesn't fix the problem the first time. Usually the Man in the household is the only one listened to. My Wife has been extremely upset at this and refuses to take the car in for servicing.
Parts are expensive and take excessive time to obtain after order.
Shop manual are difficult to obtain.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 31st August, 2004
5th May 2005, 19:47
Your comment about after market struts is not true. Koni and KYB both make after market struts for the Stratus/Cirrus/Breeze. If a shop told you that struts needed modification then you were lied to.
30th Jun 2006, 00:18
I've never had a problem with mine, and I've had it for six years.