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Customer Review Summary for Dodge Nitro

4.4
(108 Reviews)

Nitro R/T

2008 Dodge Nitro Dirt Rider - San Diego 01/12/2009

Nitro R/T is a well assembled vehicle. Good engine power and a bit touchy throttle response. Shifter is less than smooth with the notched detents, but getting used to its "feel" is quick. Steering is quick off-center and has good but light feedback. The car tracks perfectly, returns to center well and does not require constant correction to stay in lanes on th open highway. Seats in this model are very comfortable, with firm bolsters and deep cushions. Passenger space is quite good for this wheel base. Driver floor space is a bit compromised by an overly large bulge to accommodate the transfer case underneath. Quiet but firm ride. Shock damping is a bit weak but the car corners flat - little body roll. Two round trips to Las Vegas confirms that this car can be a good long distance cruiser. Highway mileage is 24-25 at 70+ speeds. Visbility from the drivers position is good, in spite of the "high beltline." Rearward sight lines are good, with the backup assist a welcomed option. The car gets lots of looks and favorable comments. Mine is Black, with color coordinated bumpers and grill - a very agressive look. The 20 inch chrome wheels and Hi Performance low profile tires fill the wheel wells nicely.

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2008 Dodge Nitro bree - Southeast Houston 03/12/2011

Though, I haven't drove the car that long, I think the car is very good. I had to get used to "the feel" of the car first because I was used to a smaller frame but I'm very pleased.

Depends on how you use it

2007 Dodge Nitro Travel'n Texan - San Antonio, TX 06/05/2011

For towing this vehicle does a reasonable job - certainly not a truck though. Trailer sway is a significant obstacle due to the short wheel base and a larger safety issue on highways in states like TX where people go 10 mph over the 70 mph speed limit. For city driving the 3.7 L engine is weak, get the 4.0 L if you buy. On on-ramps or other areas where you need power there simply isn't much there for rapid acceleration. But the brakes work great; for avoiding deer that's important. Reminder: this is a 4 speed transmission so you don't get smooth shifts. If you need to do an evasive maneuver to avoid the kid on a cell phone swerving - this vehicle is not for you. Very spooky experience feeling the vehicle almost lose control at 70 mph cause a kid brought his car quickly into my lane. Loose handling at highway speeds is the issue here. Cabin noise is significant and annoying for cellular conversations. If you have a larger dog (40+ lbs) be careful with the door paneling as scratches occur easily even if rover just sticks her head out the window a bit. A nice pro is that oil changes are not too difficult once you find a method to reach your hand up into the underside to change the filter. A huge plus is that this vehicle held up excellent in a 3 car accident. My wife got hit from the front and back side at 40 mph by a car + a SUV (that's a lot of force) since the other woman's SUV didn't brake well. Our SUV took over 6000 bucks in damage but my wife didn't suffer any injuries so the Nitro took the hit. That is what a SUV should do. The woman in the car wasn't so fortunate; heavier vehicles like SUV's have a advantage even with a painful gas bill. We'll take pain at the pump over bodily injury pain.

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