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Dodge Nitro 2.8 CRD SXT 5d Auto (2009/09) - Owner Review

Towing capacity is one of the reasons that I went for the Nitro.
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Review submitted by
Alistair Jack on

Dodge Nitro (07-09)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
It says "GET OUT OF MY WAY". I love the agressive looks and stance that the Nitro has. Also the exclusivity of owning one and on the extremely rare occasion that I meet another on the road they always flash their lights and wave.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Everybody who has seen it really likes it, and they have no idea what it is. Have had no negative comments about it's looks.

Would you buy this car again and why?
If they still made it possibly, however time will tell, however I think that the reviews the Nitro get are unfair. Yes the interior is cheap and plasticy however the level of equipment for the price and this makes the Nitro a very attractive vehicle. Admitedly it dosen't go round corners very well however when driving it I don't feel that I need to speed round corners and as long as you understand and accept the Nitro's limitations then it is still a really good vehicle. So much so that I also bought my wife a Dodge Avenger.

What are you likely to buy next?
I think I might stay in the Jeep/Dodge/Chrysler family from now on.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchised

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£11,495

When did you buy the car?
September 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?
Offered me a good price on my trade in and thought the car was excellently priced for having only 17,000 miles on the clock.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Loved the looks and value for money, also very low mileage.

What was the dealer like?
Dealer was friendly and very helpful.

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Well what can I say, Americans can't build cars to go round a corner, however on a normal dual carraige way or motorway drives very nice. Just be aware not to accelerate too hard coming out of a roundabout in the rain as I went to over take some cars moving slowly and it stepped it's tail out a few times. The engine certainly has plenty of poke for a vehicle of it's size, but may consider getting it chipped for that better torque curve for towing.

What's it like to park?
For the size of the vehicle it is very easy to park.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Only had the car a short period, however everything works and nothing has gone wrong so far, however I wouldn't expect it to at 17,000 miles as the car is like new.

What's most practical about your car?
Towing capacity is one of the reasons that I went for the Nitro.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Love the MyGiG sound system with 20gb HDD system.

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