Rear brakes at 161k miles.
Plugs and wires at 163k miles.
Rear end at 169k miles.
IAC at 166k miles.
Rust at cab corners and front bed seam.
Broken springs in driver's side seat.
Broken hinge on center console.
Throw-out bearing starting to go.
Cleaned MAF sensor at 168k miles.
Exhaust fell off the day I got it registered.
Pretty good little truck.
Good on gas (24 city, 29 highway, not even joking).
The 2.3 is a little underpowered when it comes to hills, but it'll usually hold 55 in 4th gear up a steep incline.
Mazda M5OD-R1 transmission shifts very smoothly.
Very little cab noise.
It's got a Thrush Welded muffler (Flowmaster knock-off) and sounds pretty decent for a 4 cyl.
It takes a little gas to take off, but you get used to it.
I put a K&N stock replacement lifetime filter in it, and it REALLY woke that little 4 banger up!
LOVES to go 70 mph! Really gotta watch the speedometer!
Can't haul much in the short bed, but who cares! I was getting 29 mpg before the snow fell and I parked it for the winter (and that's with a bad rear differential).
Not the quickest truck in town, but my friends tell me the passenger's seat is pretty comfortable!
I towed a car with it, and the truck said "Is there something behind me? Oh, it's a STRATUS being TOWED by ME! MUAHAHAHA!"
A little on the light side to be towing a Dodge Stratus with... you can feel an empty tow dolly behind 'em.
SCARY to drive on gravel (being it a standard cab, short bed truck).
EVEN SCARIER to drive in the snow.