Which car is better?
I wasn't quite sure about all these problems with the dodge 2.7 engines before...
I bought a dodge stratus (2001, w/ the 2.7) about 2 weeks ago, and upon reading all the BAD things and horror stories about this car... I just want to go back and trade it in... ill pay the extra downpayment if I have to just to get rid of the car..
the car is SO nice except Ijust dont feel safe in it anymore after the engine horror stories I've been reading... I bought a warranty for 1400 extra... it covered EVERYTHING in the car for 2 years/24,000 miles... I'm safe during that timeframe but I'll have that warranty done in a year... after that, the water pump could die and i'd lose the engine if the timing chain went... and i cant afford to check it myself b/c im a mechanical n00b and i cant afford to have it looked at.
I owe about 9500 altogether (the warranty included) The car is worth close to 8 w/ all the features it came with plus whatever extra they include with the warranty, so lets say they'll take 9 for the car.
I can get a 2000 mitsubishi eclipse GT... previously owned by an old couple (so I'm pretty sure it wasnt driven like some hardcore wanna be fast 16 year old)
I can get that car for 9... its just now rolling over 100,000 miles.
Would this be a smart thing to do? *flame suit engage*