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2008 Dodge Nitro Consumer Reviews

3.9
Average based on 20 reviews
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Excellent ride for the money!

by from AZ on May 7, 2010

I got my Dodge Nitro in July 2009 and have not had any issues with it what so even these vehicles are built like tanks and can take a lot of abuse! I would recommend this vehicle to anyone!
I got my Dodge Nitro in July 2009 and have not had any issues with it what so even these vehicles are built like tanks and can take a lot of abuse! I would recommend this vehicle to anyone!
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Overall, A Good Buy!

by from New Hampshire on October 20, 2009

I have owned my 2008 Dodge Nitro SXT for a year now and I am still liking it. The 3.7 V6 has adequate power, it easily passes on the highway. It has a comfortable ride and rules off road. I am disapoi...
I have owned my 2008 Dodge Nitro SXT for a year now and I am still liking it. The 3.7 V6 has adequate power, it easily passes on the highway. It has a comfortable ride and rules off road. I am disapointed that the 4x4 system only has one setting (4 lock), it is annoying having to keep switching in and out of 4WD depending on the terrain, when a 4x4 system is locked it can mess it up if you drive on dry pavement, an all wheel drive option would be nice. I have only one problem with the car, once in a while when I go to turn the windshield wipers on they don't go on and I have to stop and turn the car off and then on and then they work. The mechanics can't figure it out. The car has so many positive aspects that a problem like that doesn't bother me much. I enjoy being noticed when driving down the road.
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Best winter vehicle I have ever owned....

by from New Era MI on December 1, 2010

Great car Great Buy I'm thirty years old and I have owned alot of cars and by far for the money and for the state of Michigan I am yet to own a more reliable vehicle for me....
Great car Great Buy I'm thirty years old and I have owned alot of cars and by far for the money and for the state of Michigan I am yet to own a more reliable vehicle for me....
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Great car

by from Grandview Tennessee on March 2, 2010

We took our Nitro to Maine and went by way of Vermont there was snow all over and we did not have a bit of trouble out of it And by the way it is not 4 wheel drive just 2 wheel and still went along gr...
We took our Nitro to Maine and went by way of Vermont there was snow all over and we did not have a bit of trouble out of it And by the way it is not 4 wheel drive just 2 wheel and still went along great I'm very happy with it
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You get what you pay for.

by from oyster bay ny on August 6, 2007

It's pretty good car, seems tight, a little too much plastic. Good 4 whell drive system. When comparing cars you really need to compare with like pricing. For 19 to 23 thousand, it's not bad. Rides sm...
It's pretty good car, seems tight, a little too much plastic. Good 4 whell drive system. When comparing cars you really need to compare with like pricing. For 19 to 23 thousand, it's not bad. Rides smoother then you think. Gas milage only about 18 on a good day. Rear seats not comfortable. Plastic lining on back of seats scratches easily, so when loading cargo you need something to protect them.
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a lot of car for the money

by from Crystal, MN on November 4, 2011

I have owned my nitro for over 3 years and the only problem I have had with it was a leaking seal near the crank shaft about a year ago and that was completely covered by the warranty great value and ...
I have owned my nitro for over 3 years and the only problem I have had with it was a leaking seal near the crank shaft about a year ago and that was completely covered by the warranty great value and great car for the money
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Very Impressive Used Car Purchase

by from Green Bay, WI on October 11, 2011

This vehicle was a surprise purchase as we were primarily looking at the Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX. I have had many vehicles over the years and not many Chrysler products. I have a 32000 mile R/T mode...
This vehicle was a surprise purchase as we were primarily looking at the Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX. I have had many vehicles over the years and not many Chrysler products. I have a 32000 mile R/T model and am very impressed with the power, handling, size and styling of the vehicle. The exterior styling of this truck is is what really sets it apart from other vehicles of similar size and style. This vehicle is also a great value when compared to other comparable vehicles. If your looking for a vehicle with a little more masculinity, take a look at the Nitro. You might be as impressed as I was.
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Leased One Last Week

by from Detroit, MI on February 6, 2008

Dropped off my '06 Dodge Ram 1500 and picked up an '08 Dodge Nitro SLT 4x4 with the 3.7-liter V6. I added the 20" inch wheels, rear ParkSense, and the premium sound system (Infinity System). I like th...
Dropped off my '06 Dodge Ram 1500 and picked up an '08 Dodge Nitro SLT 4x4 with the 3.7-liter V6. I added the 20" inch wheels, rear ParkSense, and the premium sound system (Infinity System). I like the exterior styling, kind of a "muscular" style, and the illusion of a chopped top (the height of the side and rear windows is narrower than most SUVs. The interior has a lot of buttons and it took me a few days to figure out everything. I would have preferred the temp/compass readings to be in an overhead console rather than within the fuel gage window where only the driver can see them.
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Better gas mileage would help

by from Omaha, NE on September 14, 2007

Love the styling of the vehicle. To me, I bought a truck so I expect a truck ride. Better fuel mileage would have put a great bow on the package. 3.7 engine bogs down at times but I am not in a race. ...
Love the styling of the vehicle. To me, I bought a truck so I expect a truck ride. Better fuel mileage would have put a great bow on the package. 3.7 engine bogs down at times but I am not in a race. Sometimes the exterior door handles can be an inconvenience to have to push the thumb button to open instead of just pulling the handle. I am 6' tall and I feel the drivers seat is comfortable and have no need for larger footwells. Cargo area with back seats folded down is spacious - works well for my 2 dogs. Very happy with it - would be extremely happy if it got better gas mileage.
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Hummer Killer?

by from on March 3, 2009

Amazing SUV. The only problem I could point out is the rear set is extremely bumpy. Other than that the car is perfect in every way.
Amazing SUV. The only problem I could point out is the rear set is extremely bumpy. Other than that the car is perfect in every way.
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Uses car for Work

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