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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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Just got a Nitro R/T

I went to buy the wife Kia Sorento and came home with a 2007 Nitro R/T 2wd. I have a very happy wife now. I dont know if all the R/T's came fully loaded. But I am impressed with all the extras in the Nitro R/T.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 12:10 AM
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Nearly all R/Ts in the Midwest are 4X4s, are you located in Florida?

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Nitro Year: 2007 (1 of 91,815 sold in 07)
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I am Phoenix Arizona. I thought all R/T's were 4x4 so i was thrown off to see a 2wd. We really don't do any 4 wheeling so the 2wd is perfect to me, the wife and the dogs to basic hiking trail and do fine on the freeway. We got the copper colored one.
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Welcome to the forum. You will probably see a slightly better MPG with your 2wd, because in the 4wd models, the front driveshaft and front axles are constantly rotating, just not engaged, as in old style 4wd trucks. I was pretty well ticked off when I found out about this. I was researching how the front hubs locked - and found out they do not need to lock/unlock because they are always turning, which lowers the overall MPG.






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that is pretty lame you can't disengage the front drive shaft. I was looking at the car fax and the tranny has was service at 48k miles and at 58k miles. Is there any issue with the Nitro tranny I should be watching out for?
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that is pretty lame you can't disengage the front drive shaft. I was looking at the car fax and the tranny has was service at 48k miles and at 58k miles. Is there any issue with the Nitro tranny I should be watching out for?
None that I am aware of. Mine is a 2011, and I purchased it April 2011, so I really haven't had any issues with it yet.






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