Used car review could be different if the car was not as old.
I have had my used Dodge stratus for 9 months now and have had several issues with it and have had to take it to a mechanic twice each time costing me more than $500 each time. I purchased the car from a co worker and it was reliable to her seeing that her husband is a mechanic. Like stated above twice I have had to fork over more than $500 to fix. I think it could be just from age- I bet it was a great car when it first came out.
They tend to over heat and the power steering goes out of them.
My car is great on gas and when it runs right it runs smoothly. Right now not so good I have a blown head gasket so she runs a little rough. The only bad thing about these cars are that they overheat, and sometimes the power steering goes out. Look at the bright side you get a workout with no power steering, lol. If you take care of these cars they will run literally a lifetime and not ever leave you stranded.
It's a good car when everything is working correctly.
I loved the car when I first got it a 17. It had a nice sunroof and leather seats it was an great car till it started to have issues. I have had a lot of break issues were the brake lines have caused my brakes to lock up destroying the brake pads and rotors. I am now currently having transmission issues were it does not shift into the next gear when it should.
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