I love my nitro it has plenty of room for a mid size SUV. The nitro is a very comfortable ride I give it 4 stars only because the gas mileage isn't the best if you need a car for long daily drives this truck isn't the best due to gas. But I you are not worried about the best gas mileage then get it. I love it great sound system has many options such as navigation and also has a DVD player. My Nitro is a sharp looking truck and all my friends like it and have complimented me on it. It also tows my boat with no problems. It has a very strong V6.
I just got back from a trip up north and my experience was amplified by the Nitro. The ride was smooth, comfortable, not bad on gas, plenty of storage room and I mostly enjoyed the stares. The Nitro went up steep inclines without hesitation and maintained steady smooth shifting patterns. It was very comfortable I never once even thought of having to get out and stretch my legs. All of the electronic supportive options (extra 12v/120v plugs) entertained all passengers along with the easy to use front AUX plug option for MP3 compatability. My only concerns with the vehicle so far is: noticable surface rust (has been in salty winter condidtions for two years only) on the underbody mostly but most concerning right under the "bump" side stripping which everyone can see on the side of the vehicle. other concern: this engine 2.7 liter stays HOT for excessive amounts of time. We went in our hotel and came out 3 hours later (outside temp was a cool 68 degrees) and the engine at start up still read @ normal operating temperature (half way mark). Other concern: slight vibration in low torque situations like right before it wants to upshift (feel it right through the floor). Overall if the vehicle maintains it's current operations I would love to keep it around for 10 years if possible. But seeing as though it's showing signs of weakness to rust, in Wisconsin it wont last long... :( I really love this ride.
Dodge Nitro R/T - fun
2008 Dodge NitroAlmost a motorhead - Sherman, TX07/19/2011
I usually shop for vehicles with a lot of research over several months before buying. I wanted something sporty looking with at least a hint of performance on the road. After a lot of research and considering different vehicles, I chose a Dodge Nitro R/T. I love driving and wanted something that was easier on my back than my previous vehicle which was a small, economical sedan. If your back does not like your current car, definitely consider a small SUV like the Nitro. The Nitro, specifically the R/T version with big 20" wheels looks sporty and has more than enough acceleration with the 4.0 liter engine. I have had many compliments on the looks and I love driving it. Fuel economy is decent but not good averaging almost 17 mpg with my combined city and highway driving. The leather seats are great and the stereo with subwoofer is awesome. The dash, knobs, levers and controls are simple and easy to use but a bit cheap feeling. Overall I am enjoying it but gave it only 4 stars overall due to fuel economy and a bit of cheapness with all the plastic on the interior. I would definitely recommend this vehicle to family and friends that are in the market for a small SUV.
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