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Remember that time the Dodge Stratus beat the Mustang GT in a comparison test?


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#1 OFFLINE   Anthony

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 07:42 PM

http://www.caranddri...omparison-tests

 

Yes, the Edge Mustang is a definite low point (style-wise) in the history of the Mustang (sorry owners of that vintage), but jeez....did Dodge buy lots of ad space that month?

 

 

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 04:46 AM

Seems the Stratus won for aesthetics and overall balance. A win is a win, though. Kinda strange to be comparing body style rather than class peers.



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 06:06 AM

and where is the Dodge Stratos now..
 

 

We didn't invite the Stratus-twin Chrysler Sebring, or the walking-dead Chevy Camaro and Pontiac Firebird,

since their contracts won't be renewed for 2003, and then learned that another apparently eligible contender

the two-door version of the Pontiac Grand Prix — had also been consigned to history.



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:31 AM

The one in the photo is the "Mitsubishi" Stratus also. Eclipse platform?

 

The 4 door was a different platform at that time.



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:34 AM

Definitely the worst mustang styling ever.



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:10 AM

Definitely the worst mustang styling ever.

I would argue that the Mustang II was worse.
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:15 AM

I would argue that the Mustang II was worse.


I 100% agree. That was a terrible model. I never thought that about this model.

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:23 AM

My daughter has a 2003 V-6 car. It has 217,000 miles and is still in pretty good shape (she drives it daily). I wonder how many Stratus' R/T and Monte Carlos there are running around with those miles and still feels solid?


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:04 AM

I would argue that the Mustang II was worse.

 

I thought about it and decided this one was worse then the mustang II.   But that's just me.


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 11:02 AM

In the summer of 2000 I rented a V-6 convertible and drove from Pennsylvania to Minnesota (and back) for my brother's wedding.

 

It was a solid, comfortable car with reasonable performance for regular driving. Regardless of how it looked, I could have lived with that car on a daily basis. I would not say that about a Stratus coupe, let alone one of the final-generation F-bodies. I rode in a friend's 1997 V-6 Camaro from Harrisburg to Allentown and back, and just that relatively short trip was terrible from a comfort standpoint.


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 11:34 AM

I think the new edge mustangs look better than most mustangs (1971-1998, 2005-2009, 2013 and 2014). I might be a little biased driving a 2001 model.
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 12:50 PM

Funny to knock the SN95, when it was almost not built, and Stang would have been FWD Probe then died. Think about that.

 

Mitsu built Stratus? Who ficking cares? FWD Monte? Deader than disco.



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 01:17 PM

Those Monte Carlos were very unattractive. The front clip, greenhouse and rear quarter panels each look as though they were taken from a completely different car.


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 10:06 AM

did Dodge buy lots of ad space that month?

 

No sir. In the September 2002 issue of Car and Driver, Dodge has only one small advertisement. It is not for Stratus Coupe or any of its other cars though. Page 139 has a 1/3 size ad for Dodge Skip Barber Driving School. Chevy advertised Monte Carlo on page 33. This ad is for Monte Carlo 400 Rematch Sweepstakes with Looney Tunes. Ford did not advertise Mustang in this issue. There is a full page ad for Mitsubishi Eclipse, which shares some parts with Dodge Stratus Coupe, on page 102.

 

In this comparison, 1 point separated third and second place. 5 points separated second and first. In 2002, Dodge Stratus Coupe was a much more modern car than Monte Carlo and Mustang GT.


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 06:41 PM

 

No sir. In the September 2002 issue of Car and Driver, Dodge has only one small advertisement. It is not for Stratus Coupe or any of its other cars though. Page 139 has a 1/3 size ad for Dodge Skip Barber Driving School. Chevy advertised Monte Carlo on page 33. This ad is for Monte Carlo 400 Rematch Sweepstakes with Looney Tunes. Ford did not advertise Mustang in this issue. There is a full page ad for Mitsubishi Eclipse, which shares some parts with Dodge Stratus Coupe, on page 102.

 

In this comparison, 1 point separated third and second place. 5 points separated second and first. In 2002, Dodge Stratus Coupe was a much more modern car than Monte Carlo and Mustang GT.

 

 

While I admire the time you took viewing and counting the ads in the issue....

 

 

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