by Dr Steven Michael Paradis June 23, 2009
A mid-sized family car made by Dodge from 1995 to 2006. The car was redesigned in 2001. It was a badge-engineered version of the Chrysler Cirrus and Plymouth Breeze (which began in 1996) in its first generation. The three were known as The Cloud Cars. It was a badge-engineered version of the Chrysler Sebring in its second generation. In other words, it was the same as these cars but with a Dodge logo. Nothing fancy, but a generally reliable car that may have some problems with struts. A common defect on the first generation model was that the hood would start to rust prematurely. The second generation had some issues with the 2.7L. Any Stratus engine has an unusually high-pitched recognizeable sound while running. Overall, an underrated car that gets you where you need to be and should last awhile, despite some quirks.
Why is that Plymouth Breeze so rusty at the end of the hood? -Ahem. Dodge Stratus. Nobody knows. They just do that. -Would you like to buy this Chrysler Sebring sedan from us today? -That's a Dodge Stratus! -Same thing! Shhh, if you make me look like a fool, I won't give you a good deal!
by Cloudcarman June 29, 2011