Hey I owned different Mopar cars.
2002 Stratus 2.4L, needed a new transmission 2 weeks after purchase... But I can't complain about this, I didn't know about ATX issues and maintenance requirements at the time and I din't pay attention to the fact the car was neglegted by its previous owner car. After that it ran great... Had some small issues but hey it's a Chrysler ^^
1999 and 2000 300M, waaaayyyy better than the Stratus (confort-wise). The engine bay makes it easy to work on the engine, timing belt is almost an easy job. I love my M
2000 Stratus 2.5L (1st gen)... Well... What the hell man! Did they hire penguins for the engineering part??? You know, the ones from the Madagascar movie? Maybe the Human Resources and Markettng teams at Chrysler/Mitsubishi HQ were like "Oh they look sooooo cute on this desk with this computer... Hey tonight let's make a Funy Animal movie and let's upload it on YouTube!"
And then this leaded to...
"How are we gonna fix this part over here?"
"Grit, spit, and a whole lotta duct tape"
You almost have to tear the engine bay apart to get to the timing belt!
==> Get a 300M or a 3.2/3.5 Intrepid