The Best Car I ever have (CRD version 4x4 SXT euro)
By geetee2 on
2007 Dodge Nitro SXT 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 6M)
I do not know why
US people hate this vehicle so much. I have it for 2 years now - the UK/Euro version with 2.8crd VM diesel and it is just great! It is the sort of vehicle I was looking for years - 4WD, station, spacefull, strong but economic engine and looks great. I do bit of DH so I use to take loads of stuff with me when heading to the Alps. All my previous vehicles - scrappy jap MPV's were struggling with the load, sitting low, going slow(especially uphill) and the fuell consumption extremely high. Never have any mech problems, not even with the interior. yes, the quality of plastic is not great but this is workhorse not range rover, ok? problem with roofrails sorted by recall free
crd engine-economy of toyota corolla&power of a truck, design out&in, stereo system, level of equipment, rigidity of the body, driving characteristic on the higway improve with more load(weight) on the board-very unusual, 2wd/4wd switchable and simple, safety, internal space(for its size), towing capacity, stain resistant seats,
interior plastic, driver seat/steering wheel /pedals position-ergonomy,vague steering at speed= first feeling =does not want to go straight on the higway but after some experience its just ok, 6speed manual gearbox+clutch=really long travel both,rear axle suspension uncomfortable when going over bumbs, some prices of spare parts are hard to understand-the gate ramhead plastic badge cost more than whole tail light unit(?), only specific dodge branded roof rack fits the roof rails- hugely overpriced........but I can live with all of these minor problems (except those overpriced parts)
I know that for fact that any car made in Europe ,at least western Europe are far more superior when it comes to built quality and reliability. Back in `96 when i first came to US i remember looking at ford escort made in US and very disappointing.I have drove a Germany made escort coupe with 1.6 fi and that car not only that was flying like a formula 1 but built for years to come. US made escort ,cheap plastic interiors and 2.0 engine that is no match to that 1.6 i remembered.This is only simple example of difference in car being made in Europe and US. Thats why your nitro is made better, very often the same cars in here and there are called different names. Good luck .
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