2003 Dodge Stratus SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

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  • The 2003 Dodge Stratus can be had as a coupe or sedan. The sedan comes in four trims: SXT, SE, ES and R/T. The coupe is available in two trims: SXT and R/T. The SXT trim level has 15-inch alloy wheels, intermittent wipers, rear defogger, and four-wheel independent suspension. A touring suspension is an option for the SXT only. The SE trim adds 16-inch wheels, power door mirrors, and delay-off headlights. The ES trim has front fog lights and outside temperature display. The R/T trim includes a spoiler. A power moonroof is an option for all trims.

    The 2003 Dodge Stratus features revised front and rear styling and an updated instrument panel and center console. The SE coupe is only available to fleet buyers, such as rental car agencies, police forces, and taxi companies. Sedans continue as before, except the SE Plus has been discontinued and the V-6 engine with the automatic transmission is now flexible fuel-rated so it can run on ethanol as well as gasoline.

  • The 2003 Dodge Stratus SXT has tilt steering wheel, air-conditioning, power windows and steering, AM/FM stereo, and cloth seats. The SE adds remote keyless entry, speed control, and a CD player. The ES includes power driver seat, trip computer, compass, and leather shift knob. The R/T has the option for steering wheel mounted audio controls. Leather upholstery and steering wheel trim is optional for the ES and R/T.

    The 2003 Dodge Stratus coupe/sedan is an interestingly-styled alternative to Asian rivals. It offers decent features and some solid selling points. But it lacks the competition’s build quality, reliability, and performance. Not a bad choice, but buyers should shop around before settling.

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    The 2003 Dodge Stratus base SE and SXT make use of a 150-horsepower, 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that produces 155 lb-ft of torque. It mates with a four-speed automatic transmission. A 200-horsepower, 2.7-liter V-6 producing 190 lb-ft of torque is standard in the ES and R/T sedans and optional in the SE. An AutoStick feature for the automatic transmission is standard on the SXT and R/T, which allows manually selected gear changes by tipping the gearshift lever. A five-speed manual transmission is available in the R/T. All models are front drive. Performance of the Stratus varies depending on engine choice. The four-cylinder models are vastly outperformed by rivals in this segment. The V-6 options are still outdone by the competition, but will at least handle traffic situations rather well. It isn’t a performance beast and better performance options exist in class.

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2003 Dodge Stratus SXT was purchased (slightly used) in 2003. Even though the car is almost 10 years old, I drive mostly to and from work and the car has less than 85K on it. I have replaced the cam-position sensor 3 times. The fuel sensor quit working properly about 40K ago (so I use the mileage meter to tell me when I need fuel) and I've replaced the O2 sensor. Recently, the lights started flickering (dashboard and exterior) and the voltage light would regularly come on. I had to replace the battery as it had shorted out and I had been told the regulator was bad and I would need to replace the PCM. I had the PCM replaced 2 days ago and am now I'm having the same problem (with lights/radio, etc.). Oh, I also have the bad paint, peeling, etc. reported by others.