Fast, practical, spacious, easy maintenance.
On occasion, the engine will just shut off. No good reason either. It will turn back on easily, however. Other times, it simply falls below 500 rpm, then it will simply jump back to normal levels.
This car is so much faster than I expected. I test drove an Intrepid 2.7L and was almost going to buy it because I thought it was fast. But then I saw this stratus, and thought to myself about how with the same engine in a lighter vehicle, it would be faster, and it is! This sedan is awesome! I am confident about merging and passing people in a 2-lane road.
It flies around sharp curves and turns with the greatest of ease, it floats on the highway... you hardly know you are going fast, it just floats!
The brakes are awesome! even in rain, I made a sudden stop, and did not lose one bit of control. It stopped on a dime!
The seats are firm, comfortable, and the climate control system is divine.
Gas mileage, however is horrible compared to my previous car, (1997 Camry XLE) But that should have been expected.
Maintenance is cheap, so far, and that is a good thing seeing as I am a college student, and can barley afford gas.
Also, it seems easy to buy this car used. Rental companies trade them in constantly. You are bound to find a good deal on one somewhere.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th November, 2004