Bought a 2007 R/T from Bill Kay in Naperville (avoid them). As for the Nitro R/T, it's a real head turner, w/ red paint and 20' wheels, it gets a lot of attention. The mileage isnt too bad. I ave 16 mpg, on regular gas, which isnt bad for an SUV that can tow up to 5000 lbs. The ride is firm, (Ridgeline, Envoy, and even FJ cruiser rode nicer), but it IS related to Jeep, so expect a truck ride. Performance out of 4.0 liter is almost as fast as my stock Prelude SH, which is admirable for a brick on wheels. Interior is a little on the cheap looking side, but it is clean and uncluttered. Wanted a Trailblazer SS, but this gets as many looks, lower priced, better on gas, and cheaper insurance
Looks like nothing else in its class, really get stares. It was also the lowest price vehicle that could tow up to 5000pds. Runs on regular gas, nicely equipped. Surprising acceleration, nice rumble from engine. Good high view, plenty of usable space. 4x4 option for snow. Initial quality seems good
The cheap looking interior with the over use of hard gray plastic, feels cold, like sitting in an appliance. Insecure about Dodge's reliability, but will see.