2002 Dodge Stratus Reviews - Page 5 of 5

2002 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance12500 miles
Previous carFord Thunderbird

Summary:

A flashy practical car

Faults:

The car has run perfectly. I have had no problems with it at all.

General Comments:

The car is extremely powerful and gives a fun ride. It handles well and puts you in your seat.

There is two cup holders in the front but one of them is in the bin in between the front two seats. You have to have the lid open to get to it. Very annoying.

I looks great. Very sporty. Reminds me of the old Avenger.

The sound Infinity sound system is excellent. The bass can shake the whole car when turned up. The volume control is not sensitive enough. You turn it down a notch and it is too quiet turn it up a notch and you can not here the person next to you in the car.

The car does not handle U-Turns or sharp corners well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th October, 2002

18th Apr 2003, 06:08

It looks like an Avenger? It is the Avenger. Dodge finally realized their mistake 3 years later and turned the once full time compact family sedan into the Stratus. I have a '98 Avenger now, and will probably end up upgrading to the new Stratus because its same body style that made me fall in love with the Avenger, but its more upgraded on the interior than the Avenger was.

2002 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance10234 miles
Previous carDodge Neon

Summary:

It's a great car for the money

Faults:

I have not been able to find many faults and spend a considerable amount of time looking.

The only thing I've found is the pedal that's fixed to the floor under the left foot half fell off. The plugs that held it in place popped out. I was able to fix myself quickly, but is a reoccurring problem.

General Comments:

I recommend it the car is awesome. I was going to buy a jeep until I drove this car on a whim. Its got everything you could want.

Its fast (I've had mine up to 120 without effort) sporty, comfortable, quick and it turns heads everywhere I go. It also has the room to bring my two kids without crushing their feet.

Some of the surprises I got after buying it were, The trunk is roomy, the sound system is clean\clear and has plenty of base, Its quiet when you roll the windows up and its the first car I've had that got the quoted mileage 29+ MPG.

Some of the things that I'm not happy with.

There is only one cup holder in the center console. Two would have been ideal.

Rain pours into the car when you open the window because there is no frame around the glass and there isn't anything offered by Dodge to correct this.

It has a large turning radius. It takes a little bit to get used to this in parking situations or pulling a U turn.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd September, 2002

22nd Jan 2003, 15:44

I have a 2001 Dodge Stratus RT and I love it! The RT is sporty and handles great in good and bad weather. It has great pick up for a 6 cylinder and will actually push you back in your seat. I also think it's great with the manual stick option. You have a lot of room in the front as well as the back. The trunk space is perfect and you would never know it unless you open up the trunk. The interior is just as flashy as the exterior. I believe this is a good car for anyone young or old.

The only problem so far is I had to have the brake pads replaced with only a little over 17,000 miles and I had a loose strut that had to be replaced. Luckily the strut is covered under warranty. The only thing I would like to see changed in the future is where the cup holders are. The first in the front works fine, but the second one in the front is located in arm rest and if you have to use it, you have to keep the arm rest open. Lastly, it is a little hard to see your blind spots if you are not used to the car. The back side windows are small and it makes it a little hard when changing lanes.

13th Jan 2006, 14:29

I drive a 2003 R/T coupe 5 speed and found the same problem with the rain pouring in because of no window frame. I recently purchased rain guards to put there and they work wonderfully and make the car look a little sportier then it already is. I love this can and can't think of a single complaint. It has almost 50,000 miles on it in just 2 years and there's not a problem.

2002 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4 from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.4 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance3125 miles
Previous carDodge Neon

Summary:

An all around dime for a penny!!!

Faults:

I have had problems with the transmission already, but Dodge dealer fixed with no charge due to the fact it is under Warranty!!!

I got an aftermarket exhaust put on it already with a cold air-intake and WOW it made a huge difference in the power that this car has!!!

Seats are very comfortable, in fact I find myself falling asleep in them every night on the way home from work!!!

Cornering is awesome!!! I love this car so much!!!

General Comments:

I would reccomend thought putting 17's or 18's on this car as it does handle much better with these!

Stock stereo is awesome!! No need to replace!!!

Euro tail lights are needed!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th July, 2002

12th Nov 2003, 09:08

Check out www.2gstratus.org. This site is full about info on this car, and has tons of members with great ideas!

13th Feb 2005, 13:10

If it's a sedan (the sedans are better, IMO, and I don't own either), check out www.2gss.org.

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 22 reviews