I bought my Nitro late in the year (Nov).
Enjoyed the ride and handling.
Reminded me of my 2000 Pathfinder that I miss tremendously.
I put over 200k miles on that car in 7 years and never had any issues at all.
So far with the Nitro I have 43k in 16 months (I drive 30k a year) and the check engine light comes on occassionally.
Not sure why.
A/C blower went out right at 36,500 when the warranty ran out.
Fortunately the dealership I bought it at fixed it w/o question.
At 14k the head gasket blew and was leaking oil like a faucet.
Still under warranty the dealership fixed it.
I'm still undecided whether I like the car or not.
Of course, the engine light is on again.
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I recently rented a 2011 Dodge Nitro in a 10 day trip from Las Vegas and up into
the mountains of Utah.
The good - the car did not overheat, it was reasonbaly comfortable and roomy.
Gas mileage was about what is rated.
The bad includes the following:
Under the load of two adults, two kids and two suitcases, the engine stuggled each time the air conditioning was turned on.
The temperature conditions were between 70 - 100 F.
Each time the AC unit was turned on under any load you would get a studdering similar to an alternator going out.
I found thid quite annoying and would try the larger engine model before buying this.
Try before you buy!
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