When my dad passed away back in April '07, his '01 stratus 2.7 had 70k mi on it. His wife, my step mother, now has over 100,000k mi on it, with NO engine problems. The car rolled three times and landed upside down in a muddy ditch, and was REPAIRED
. He felt the need to floor it with one arm in a sling. Major torque steer, bounced from each side of the road getting one tire stuck in the ditch each time, until both tires got stuck in the ditch and she flipped. He had to cut his seatbelt off and climb out the rear window. So the only issues he'* had were electrical. Given that he was upside down in a muddy ditch, that'* expected.
The 2.7 on his car seems to be insane
I've driven other 2.7s, and they don't match it. If you hop on it from a dead stop, or 20 MPH, you fly into your seat. I'm pretty sure it would take the Bonne (after my mods) in a 0-60 any day. The vehicle was a re-po, so it'* possible a previous owner may have beefed it up, hence the longer life.
One problem he did have he never knew about. While I was in MI for his funeral, I took a look at his car that my step mother continues to drive, and it looked like there was a 2000 lb weight in the trunk. The camber was WAY out. It wasn't fixed until after I left, I believe my uncle said it was a rear control arm. He said she'* lucky it didn't just fall off and die on her, as it was only being held together by a small piece of rubber. Not sure what part he'* talking about as he didn't make much sense, but with the way MI roads are... I'd probably point it at the roads.
All in all, it'* been a great car for having been rolled three times and landing inside of a ditch.