The Truth About Cars » Stratus http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:03:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » Stratus http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: 2000 Dodge Stratus SE Manny, Moe, and Jack Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/junkyard-find-2000-dodge-stratus-se-manny-moe-and-jack-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/junkyard-find-2000-dodge-stratus-se-manny-moe-and-jack-edition/#comments Sat, 22 Dec 2012 14:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=471424 It takes something really special about a 21st-century junkyard car to make me willing to include it in this series. The ’04 Pontiac Sunfire we saw recently was the last of the GM J Bodies, which gave it historical significance. The Chrysler “cloud cars” mostly just serve as crusher fodder… but this one is so amazingly horrible that I had no choice but to photograph it.
The New Car Scent Little Tree air freshener is nearly always an indicator of a car that suffered worse-than-usual abuse during its final months on the street. Hey, look— you can see the ’87 Dodge Raider Junkyard Find through the windshield!
This car is a 2000, but that snout just isn’t right. Aftermarket body kit?
Hell no, the adobe-style Bondo and wonkily-applied grille inserts tell the story: it’s a later— I’m guessing 2004 or 2005— Stratus nose grafted onto a 2000 model.
But wait, it gets better! On the driver’s side, we see that this car is a very rare (in fact, so rare that none were made) 2000 Stratus R/T. Quite an investment.
On the passenger side, it turns out that we’re really looking at an equally rare Stratus Sport. You can buy many varieties of “Sport” emblems, so it was quite a dilemma finding the one that looked most like the badges used on the Plymouth Neon Sport.
With something like this, once the “tuner” who did all the modifications passes the car on to the next owner, the Junkyard Clock starts ticking.

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