Junkyard Find: 2004 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe

The Dodge Stratus Coupe was another one of those badge-engineering/branding oddities that will be driving parts-counter employees crazy for many years to come; it had very little in common with the Stratus sedan and in fact was a close relative of the Mitsubishi Eclipse. I see never-ending lines of Stratus sedans at wrecking yards these days (only the near-valueless Sebring outnumbers the Cloud Cars in the Chrysler sections of U-Wrench-It today), but R/T Coupes are fairly uncommon. Here’s a clean one I spotted in a Denver yard last week.
Junkyard Find: 2004 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe
The versatile Mitsubishi 6G72 had a very long production run, starting in 1986, and its 6G75 cousins are still made today. The one in the Stratus R/T Coupe made a pretty decent 200 horsepower. Perhaps The Worst Car In History would stop killing 6G72s if it got one of the 21st-century examples.
Junkyard Find: 2004 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe
The R/T tachometer was mean-looking.
“You know you need a player in there to help with them 200 horses!” Chrysler did many very embarrassing ads during the 2000s.

Junkyard Find: 2004 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe
Junkyard Find: 2004 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe
Junkyard Find: 2004 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe
Junkyard Find: 2004 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe
Junkyard Find: 2004 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe
Junkyard Find: 2004 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe
Junkyard Find: 2004 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe
Junkyard Find: 2004 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe
Junkyard Find: 2004 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe
Junkyard Find: 2004 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe
Junkyard Find: 2004 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe
Junkyard Find: 2004 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe
Junkyard Find: 2004 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe
Junkyard Find: 2004 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe
Junkyard Find: 2004 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe
Junkyard Find: 2004 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe
Junkyard Find: 2004 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe

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