It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Acceleration is fast enough to be thrilling, and, if you get the five-speed, you can beat most cars out there. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. Interior lighting is not the Stratus' strong point, though. The stereo is strong and clear, and also easy to operate, with sliders for bass and treble and knobs for balance and fade. Dodge Stratus coupe gripes There is no coin tray, though there are some places where you could put coins and call it a coin tray. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.
An automatic slows down the Stratus, but it's still quick. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. Our test model had a 3 liter V6 which pumps out 200 horsepower the same figure as the 2. In 2003, the interior was nicely redone, eliminating some of the brasher, sillier elements and making the vehicle as a whole seem more pleasant and well-designed. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. . SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter.
SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557146617661 ; listingsSearchManager. The trunk is quite large, and the cargo net came in handy given the amount of space and the ability to corner at high speeds. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. The 2003 redesign actually addressed many of our gripes, including the odd cruise control, so think twice before buying a bargain-priced 2002 model. The Stratus Coupe is totally unrelated to the Stratus Sedan and Convertible; those are both Chrysler designs, using Chrysler powertrains, while the Stratus Coupe is a modified Mitsubishi Eclipse, built in Illinois by Mitsubishi.
Reverse is easy to engage. The controls are all logical, with a separate, convenient cruise control stalk also used in Toyotas. Handling is very good, with no noticeable torque steer. The side demisters were very effective, and worked quickly. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. Chrysler's number for this recall is R30. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager.
We found that the front spoiler tended to drag on the ground when we went into some parking lots. Vents are circular and easy to close, and move a lot of air quietly and quickly. Those who are used to buying Dodges actually made by Dodge will find little they are familiar with inside. In the affected vehicles, the passenger side sun visor may be folded down in such a position that, if the passenger frontal air bag deploys, the passenger side sun visor may detach. Rear leg room is more abundant than in most coupes, and the front seats slide forward to clear a path into the back seat. Also, though the frameless windows seemed to work better than those on the Neon to be fair, our car was new and the windows hadn't had time to go out of alignment , there was no drip rail; when it rains, you'd better keep the door closed.
Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms if you have to wait for repairs. Chrysler and Dodge owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter.
What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty? Unlike real Chrysler cars, the climate control system makes perfect sense, and it was easy to figure out how to turn on and shut off the air conditioning. Bumps and bad road surfaces are taken in stride, with a mix of ride and comfort that is enviable and, a few years ago, would have been unbelievable. The clutch is easy to operate well, though most of the action happens within a fairly small band. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties. InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter. Recall Date 2015-06-02 Description Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. The Stratus has a quality feel to it, from the solid thunk of the doors to the pleasant tactile qualities of the controls. This comes in handy if you install a child seat, which is not hard to do. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. Conclusion The Dodge Stratus, and its sibling the Chrysler Sebring, would startle drivers of the original Mitsubishi Eclipse.
Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. Though we could not get used to the price, you can probably find very good deals on the Stratus and its stablemate, the Chrysler Sebring, since they do not seem to have found favor with the general public - largely, we suspect, because of the confusion over their names the Stratus Coupe's original name was the Avenger. In the future, the two lines will be merged together completely, so the people who assign names at Chrysler were either visionaries or lucky. What is included in Roadside Assistance? WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. The brash, youthful exuberance has been replaced by a more mature, solid vehicle, with space for four people and their luggage. InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter. Chrysler cup holder engineers did not visit the cabin.