2008 Dodge Nitro User Reviews

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Users ranked 2008 Dodge Nitro against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    Displaying 11 - 18 of 18 2008 Dodge Nitro reviews.

    2008 Dodge Nitro R/T 4WD Review
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    55

    Great Look, Great Fun With The 4.0 Liter — This little truck is just fine to me. performance is positive with the 4 liter, good accelaration and great stoping power. I own it for a year now (bought jan. 08) and had only two problems: one electric door lock failed and a seal at front diferential was cracked and hydraulic leaks occurs. Love the look and young and old found it great looking. the yougest, a 6 years old girl and the oldest a 77 years old man found it terrible looking nice truck. Inside is good looking, great to clean but a little cheap on plastic (I see why it is not the price of a Honda Pilot. Gas mileage is OK for the size and towing capabilities. It is great fun to drive especially with the 20 inches rubbers. Cornering is amazing for this type of vehicule, although, I wreck a Good Year tire cause we have bad roads around here and I cornered a little hard. The only drawback I found and could be prone to some problems, I believe, is when 4X4 is engaged, do not do U-turns or tight turns, as some grinding noises come front the front axle. This happen as well on the tester I tried from the dealer. So when cornering tight I disengage 4X4, that's all. This truck remind me of the old Dodge Power Wagon from the 60' but lot more comffy.

    Pros: Looks, power (4liter), roomy and nible.

    Cons: Not much but front axle noises in U-turns (4X4), no telescopic stering

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    2008 Dodge Nitro SXT 4WD Review
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    35

    Hott — Def love my new suv. It's kind of a cross breed of a JEEP and a Range Rover. Def love this sweet, smooth ride!

    Pros: appearance, Speed, gas mileage (if your not a lead foot driver!) Tons of
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    Cons: N/A

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    2008 Dodge Nitro SLT 4WD Review
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    Best Vehicle I've Ever Bought!! — Has most the bells and whistles. Drives great, great turning radios, comfortable seats. Rear seats and front passenger seats fold down flat. Sliding cargo tray. Tons of room. I just love it but not the payment even though it's a lower payment, just tired of paying every month for a car.

    Pros: gas mileage for an suv is great.  

    Cons: car payments, needs a hitch.

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    2008 Dodge Nitro SLT Review
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    If Only It Had Nos — I like it, it isnt great on gas but it fits me and overall its been good to me so far

    Pros: I like it

    Cons: only one outlet

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    2008 Dodge Nitro R/T 4WD Review
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    You May Not Think Much Of It In The Us, But In Europe Its A Showstopper — The amazing thing I observed in Munich: People stopped and walked around it to look at it. They'd give the Ferrari, Bentley, etc. just a quick once over, but they stopped and paused and inspected THIS car. Its not made to blend it, its not made to look "nice".

    Pros: Turns heads in Europe

    Cons: They put too much Daimler philosophy in it

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    2008 Dodge Nitro SXT 4WD Review
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    Cant Beleive We Didn't Get A 4 Wheel Drive Sooner,so Practical For Us. — Have to take my own pics still,so much happier than expected with the dodge,value for money is wild,couldn't get anything else with all the extras it offers for same price,and two years free insurance,yay.

    Pros: stereo cranks,heated seats,and its smooth.....

    Cons: boot is to dam heavy have to slam it.

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    2008 Dodge Nitro SXT 4WD Review
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    Sharp Looking Car — I like that it is very similar to my prior vehicle which happened to be a 2008 Jeep Patriot and I was totally pleased with that one until we were sandwiched on the expressway and insurance deemed it total loss. Consumer alert... Avoid Suburban Ford of Sterling Hgts. This ride has been returned to them.. Major nightmare of an experience!!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Sharp ride!

    Cons: Not sure yet, just purchased it

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    2008 Dodge Nitro SLT 4WD Review
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    Nitro Perfect For Working Wifes Needs. — The Dodge Nitro Slt with 3.5l and 4wd is a perfect vehicle for my wife. She is a small business owner and is picking up supplies daily for her business. The Nitro has a slide out "platform" in the rear that makes it so she doesn't have to bend over and lift supplies out. The 4wd is great in the snow so I don't have to worry about her getting stuck or not being able to make it to her place of business on bad winter days in Michigan. On the down side it rides like a sports car. Not that it's bad , just a stiff ride. Luckily the seats are comfortable which makes long trips in this vehicle very tolerable. Also I'm not impressed with the fuel to mileage ratio, but the vehicle can get out of it's own way and I will sacrifice gas money for power anyday. The Nitro is a great looking vehicle at a very reasonable price.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Good looking vehicle, fantastic in 4wd

    Cons: Rough ride, poor fuel economy

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2011 Dodge Nitro Reviews

    Solid By Rich_Kernel

    Really Liked the styling of this ride. Not like many of the other vehicles in this category. styling of the Door Handles and fender flares are cool. Just a few touches really made the vehicle sharp... Read More

    2010 Dodge Nitro Reviews

    Overall A Decent Suv By CARGUYRICK

    vehicle looks good and has good power,it has pleny of space for 5 adults and good cargo space.the 4wd system works great.the vwhicle is clean inside and out and is a good color combo.the only down sid... Read More

    A Sporty Reliable Fun Practical Suv By Pierce

    build quality is above average cheap plastic interior,the stain repellent seats are awesome. the performance for how heavy the truck is is acceptable. i have the 3.7 liter with 210 horsepower. the... Read More

    2009 Dodge Nitro Reviews

    When Freshly Waxed It Shines In Dim Light. The Rims Really Bring It Out. By ecurock80

    Never been in the shop except oil changes. The dealer has changed the oil every time but twice. I did myself the other two times. The dealer does a reminder call ever three months to bring in for an ... Read More

    I Would Like To Have It For Ever By Abdulrahman

    acceleration is fine in town not for long way like how i drive every day 250km, braking its ok, handling not bad, build quality i like it coz i never see like my car in the road really and the inter... Read More

    2007 Dodge Nitro Reviews

    Easy On The Eyes By BreEdwards

    Great car for a family. Lots of room and spacious navigation system is a big help. Sits high when driving. Great sound system. Gas is great if you drive it on the highway. Decent for city driving. Ove... Read More

    Used For Work Was Not A Luxury Suv By Radelel

    The shape of the vehicle is to boxy for me I'm disappointed that its not manual I very disappointed I cannot get a lift for the vehicle. The vehicle was manufactured with a truck frame and decorated ... Read More

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