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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-01-2007, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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First experence with a Nitro.

I have been considering replacing my daily driver with a Nitro. But had not spent any time with one. Well this last week I had to travel on business and got a Nitro for 5 days. Was an interesting experience.

Just wanted to check with current owners to see if my observations were correct. So here is what struck me:

The Nitro was a base model SXT with automatic trans.

1- Seemed a bit twitchy on the highway. Straight line stability did not seem to be the best.

2- Brake pedal seemed to have a lot of travel. Step on the brake and the pedal keeps going down and going down and going down and....

3- The seat lacked any lower cushion adjustment. Front edge seemed low but no was to tilt the cushion. Maybe would be better with power seats?

4- No dead pedal for the left foot. Seems that the leg just dangled.

5- The seat belt dug into my back every time I got in the car. Due to the alignment of the door, seat, steering wheel, every time I got in the buckle on the seat belt, running down the side of the seat, would dig into my back.

Otherwise I really enjoyed the car but maybe an upgrade to the SLT would be very worthwhile.


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Re: First experence with a Nitro.

The things you stated have been mentioned before, the power seat does make a difference, can't say about others but my SLT has treated me just fine. Might go to the dealer & give one a day or so test.
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Re: First experence with a Nitro.

Nope, the SLT does these same things. The only difference is they aren't things that bother some people.

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