1998 Dodge Stratus Review, John, From Boston, MA USA
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Stratus Base Model
| ||Model of the car:||Stratus Base Model|
| ||General comments:||I would not recommend getting the base model of this car due to its brakes. They have been terrible from the beginning. I would probably go with the ES model with its anti-lock brakes. For the extra money it would be worth it for safety reasons.|
| ||What things have gone wrong with the car:||The transmission went after 10,000 miles. The mechanic said that was common with Chrysler cars and trucks. It was covered under warranty so after getting it fixed it has worked fine ever since. It now has 40,000 miles on the car. The brakes have grinded from the beginning, but the technicians say this is normal ??? Also after 40,000 miles the brakes are just about gone (cheap). The driver's side door when opened doesn't turn on the interior light anymore.|
| ||Previous car:||Ford - The Stratus has been a lot more reliable then my previous Ford models. I had major mechanical problems with my Ford after 35,000 miles. The Stratus has 40,000 and nothing too major has happened besides the transmission that was covered under warran|