2000 Dodge Stratus Review, Paul, From Chicago, IL, USA
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Dodge Stratus SE
| ||Model of the car:||Dodge Stratus SE|
| ||General comments:||These are strictly initial impressions - the car is way too new to be very objective. I paid under $15k for a "program car" (rental :) with low miles. The car is amazing thus far. The only quibbles I have are above; all the rest is impressive. I also fully expected to hate the 2.4L, as I wanted the V6, but it blew me away with its torque (peppy!) and fuel economy (given the V6's putrid EPA ratings). The power goodies - windows, locks, driver's seat - are a very nice touch and are new to me; I feel spoiled. This car makes me feel like I spent more than I did. I hope I can say the same thing in 3 years when the payments are up.|
| ||What things have gone wrong with the car:||Front cupholders don't hold Big Gulps, battery very hard to get at (who DESIGNED that thing?!)|
| ||Previous car:||I drove and looked at everything before buying the Stratus: Neon, Stratus, Intrepid, Alero, Galant, Sonata, Concorde, 626, Protege. The Strat is the most comfortable, tied with the Alero, out of the group. Visibility is not perfect, but surpasses the Intr|