Our Take on the 2004 Dodge Stratus
The technical term is mid-cycle freshening.
That means with the next-generation Stratus not due to arrive until the 2006 model year, it’s time for Dodge to use cosmetics to touch up age marks on the old model.
And that means new front fascia and grille treatment as well as some equipment upgrades to make Stratus a bit more appealing as it awaits eventual replacement.
We tested the ’04 Dodge Stratus SXT sedan, which, along with its cousin Chrysler Sebring (Transportation, June 29), will undergo a remake for ’06 when it switches to a new platform developed by Mitsubishi.
To cut costs, Chrysler called upon Mitsubishi, in which it owns a controlling interest, to develop the... Read More