2010 Dodge Nitro Owner Reviews & Problems
Reviews For Dodge Nitro
Love the size but everything else is a bummer.
I LOVE the size of the vehicle! I feel like it's literally the perfect size. I feel like it handles well and it's great in snow. However, it is absolutely terrible on gas mileage. I average between 8 and 11 miles per gallon in town is all. Highway miles per gallon gets up to about 18. Also, there is a piece within the vent control unit that is apparently a well known issue but Dodge doesn't cover the repairs. Mine broke somehow when I closed my door. It broke within my dash and fell down inside. My heat or air will now only come out the top, not the front or the bottom. Apparently the piece costs around $300 to buy and about $1200 for a dealer to repair. Overall, probably wouldn't buy a Dodge again due to the issues and the gas.
If I didn't get for the price that I paid for it I would have never bought one.
A lot of electrical problems, small doors and interior, really loose steering. Although it does turn on a dime and gets fairly good gas mileage. The back seats have more room then it looks and there are a few features that are really nice, it is small thing like having a small glove box next to the driver side for your insurance information which is really cool. The handling is awkward because the steering is still loose it feels like you drift a lot. I have a lot of weird electrical problems with the car and it is a Dodge so it does burn oil.
Chrysler made products are garbage. I have learned my lesson with American made cars too many times, but I keep trying to support our country and buy our products. Until we can start holding ourselves to the same standards of nissan, toyota, honda and subaru, I will not make this mistake again.
The car looks great, and is fun to drive. Functionality however is terrible. At 45,000 miles the computer broke and cost me $1,500 to replace- it was recalled on all the years but mine... crooks. At 65,900 miles the transmission failed and had to be rebuilt which was another $4,000. At 80,000 the water pump broke, and I couldn't tell -no lights or alarms- until the serpentine belt fell off- it's attached to the water pump- at which point it had blown a head gasket. I will never buy an American made car again.
Super roomy, rugged vehicle.
I love my car. It runs great even at 150, 000+ miles, I can take it as far as I want without any worry about it breaking down. There’s a ton of room to fit whatever I may need in there (I recently got a love seat that I was afraid wouldn't fit, but it fit great)! The only issues I have is the lack of four-wheel drive which is almost a must where I live, and there has been an issue with the heating system that is very expensive to fix.
Discontinued, the truck is great, reliable and has lasted 8 years.
Nitro is discontinued. I love my nitro, it has thus far been a very reliable automobile type, no bells and whistles, it is sturdy, and cool to look at. It is a truck. What else can I say, I love my truck, cannot get another one, since they discontinued it. My nitric is stone white and it was the heat edition. Seats 5 comfortably, no bells, just plain, I was not looking for bells, just a reliable safe automobile.
2010 Dodge nitro. Worth a second look.
Reliability is top notch. After 8 years (purchased new) it has needed nothing aside from regular maintenance (oil changes, new tires, tune ups etc.) it still drives like it was fresh off the lot and the gas mileage has never begun to slip. Overall I would recommend this vehicle as it has outstanding reliability, styling, and a great road feel that really makes you feel in control.
Dodge's budget SUV is a Jeep knockoff.
My Dodge nitro has reached over 100k miles and has come into some overheating issues that have cost me at least $3k in repairs. Besides being in the shop for an exuberant amount of time, the nitro rides extremely well and has plenty of space and features for outdoorsy minded people. It is Dodge's take on the Jeep formula and design.
Bright yellow mid size SUV.
Air conditioner quit working after having car about two years. Changed out parts on it but only blows air out of defrost. Had blow out tire this past summer. Even after getting new tire the computer screen says low air in tire. Have over 180000 miles on it and still drives good. Sunroof leaks around even though seal is tight.
My nitro is the vehicle I prefer to drive.
My vehicle is easy to drive, it sits well, it is easy to handle, it has a good view, it is ok on fuel, it is easy to get into, it has a good color, it is dependable, I bought it at a reasonable price, it rides well, I have good vision through glass, it has an easy open hatchback, it is very roomy all around,
Good reliable car with lots of room.
It rides comfortably, lots of room. Really do not have any issues with it. I like the fact that the back seats fold down to allow more storage space for larger items that I purchase. It can seat 5 people with lots of feet room. With regular maintenance it will be a dependable car for a long time.