Last post on Apr 18, 2012 at 8:41 AM
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Dodge Nitro, SUV
#6 of 15 Re: Dodge Nitro Meet the Owners [theronrohr]
Jan 16, 2008 (10:23 am)
Well I had the sunburst orange Caliber so the blue is nothing. I didn't try the manual, didn't want one this time around. I love driving it, sitting up higher is more appealing to me and it drives great in the snow with the 4wd.
#7 of 15 Re: Dodge Nitro Meet the Owners [caliberchic]
Feb 18, 2008 (7:29 pm)
Hey CC It looks like I may be following your lead my trading in my Caliber for a Nitro.I am headed to the dealer tomorrow.First offer from dealer sounds promising via email 2008 4X4 SLT with Mygig and convenience pkg for $24722.I am anxious to drive one,and also curious as to what my R/T awd caliber will fetch on a trade in.
#8 of 15 Re: Dodge Nitro Meet the Owners [habalanche]
Feb 19, 2008 (9:55 am)
Good Luck with the trade. I believe they've got ours for sale now on the lot for $17,000.
#9 of 15 Wow; 3 years and no posts?
Mar 10, 2011 (11:06 am)
The echo found in the vast open space of the Dodge forums is fitting to a company that seems destined to implode.
I rented a car while in Kauai recently and was told to pick one out between the Nissan Rogue and the Dodge Nitro. Because we had alot of gear the Nitro was an easy choice for it's relative size. When I drove up to baggage claim, the kids were laughing at the car asking if that's the best I could do. My initial response was - hey, you're in Kauai on vacation and we've got transportation that fits us comfortably and you going to make fun of the car I chose? After a week of driving this car, my thoughts were - it's a decent rental car, fit us and all our gear comfortable and had really nice windshield wipers. But the accerleration made me think it was a 4 cylinder car while the gas milege made me realize it was a gas hungry 6.
Me thinks Dodge should just admit, it's not much more that a decent rental car not fit for long term ownership. Consumer Reports just reported on all cars and they had nothing nice to say about the Nitro - not even the windshield wipers.
#10 of 15 Re: Wow; 3 years and no posts? [steveaspesi]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 10, 2011 (12:10 pm)
Well, the wipers got recalled in '09, so that's probably why they get dinged for them. Can't remember the last time I saw one though. I think most people tend toward the Liberty instead.
It would be nice to hear from any owners out there.
#11 of 15 Re: Wow; 3 years and no posts? [steve_]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 13, 2011 (12:48 pm)
I've been paying more attention the last few days and have spotted two Nitros in my area.
May 03, 2011 (9:55 am)
I have been having a lot of comlaints about this Nitro. I already have had the ABS computer replace twice under warrenty. The driver side door handle snap off. (replaced) Passenger rear window will not roll down by button. Driver side window button came off. I have to use a house key to roll up and down the window. . After the radio shuts off I hit the "Time" button key is out of the ign. Doors unlock and radio comes on. I have notice a couple of times going to my car and the car is lock but the radio is on? The top lugage rack I have replace twice. Now the ABS ESP lights are on which I already got replace. Dodge is not helping me?? I also notice that Right after lights shut off the Car feels like it wants to stall. Which was a recall that I did have fix. WTF do i do?
#14 of 15 nitro door handles ... 2007 ?
Apr 14, 2012 (3:27 am)
Friend at work has one of these and 3 of 4 interior handles broke off.
is this a recall or can he get $$ help on it?
How would this not be a safety issue with mandated repairs is a mystery unless I'm missing something here. Sounds pretty common / widespread.
If anyone has had a pleasant experience getting a dealer to help out on cost or get it covered, would like to hear about it.
His is an 07 with 60k + on it.
Thank you !! ~ brian
#15 of 15 What are the dimensions of the Nitro's trunk?
Apr 18, 2012 (8:41 am)
Have an armoire (18"D x 45.5"W x 59"H). Will it fit in the Nitro's trunk? If so, I'll rent one. Is the floor width (wheel well to wheel well) at least 47"? And, with the rear sear folded down, what is it's depth? Hoping I can somehow fit the armoire in the cargo area (with the rear sear down, obviously). Thanks!