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I hoped it wouldn't happen, but down deep I knew it would.........Took our Nitro in today hoping to trade it for something else........Big shock, or was it?????Nitro is 10mths old .......7200 miles ... immaculate appearence... Inferno Red..clean as a pin inside and out......... The very best they would allow was 14,500.00 on a Nitro I paid 30k for.......That is one hell of al loss for 10 months 7200 miles of usage...........Not even half what I gave for it.........Moral of the story.....If you buy one of these things.........you'll play hell being able to trade it in and get anything out of it........Even worse just try to sell one on your own........Iv'e made a few mistakes in my life......but this is one of the worst.......And for you people who are so in love with these peices of junk......this is what you've got to look forward to.......Enjoy!!!!!!
 

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Sorry to hear bout that.....I have read your posts...dont know your total history with your RT, what about the lemon law? Here in TN it is 3 strikes and money back!! I bought me one for my 30th B-Day and love it, I really do, I knew going in that it being the first year of the Nitro it would have bugs, all I had was a sticky thermostat, since then nothing, granted...only 2K on her...I guess time will tell!! OH about the "Diesel" sound...I like it, it is the lifters in the engine...just a guess, but I will bet thats what it is!!! ONce again ...I know it hurtz!!! IF the time comes and she goes to shit, I am just gonna pull the engine and have a new one put in!!!!:eek:
 

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Bought mine and could care less about resell. Never have bought a car or truck for resell. If you do want resell buy a Corvette! I have owned numerous new cars over my lifetime. The first 10 years I was married we bought 10 new cars! I worked in the Automobile Industry for 10 years as a Parts Manager being only 18 when starting. Back then I saw many older people buying cars they never drove much or enjoyed. I made a promise to myself to enjoy life and cars when I was young and I did.

I really had not planned to buy another new car/truck and was happy with by old Jeep Grand Cherokee I had bought new, but when I saw and drove the Nitro R/T I wanted one. Should be my last vehicle.

Never have bought a "Lemon" but I do know there are some out there. Seeing Chrysler adding their new life time warranty sealed the deal for me since I usually buy 100,000 extended warranty coverage to protect my investment.

Whitewolf, if you are that un-happy I would recommend you take a hit and buy something else. Life is short, and one should enjoy each day as it could be your last.
 

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...What Rick said......as stated earlier bought for mine for my 30th B-Day...and this is only my 2nd car....dont resell either....BUT to each there own!!! Have a good weekend Kids!!!!!!
 

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I hoped it wouldn't happen, but down deep I knew it would.........Took our Nitro in today hoping to trade it for something else........Big shock, or was it?????Nitro is 10mths old .......7200 miles ... immaculate appearence... Inferno Red..clean as a pin inside and out......... The very best they would allow was 14,500.00 on a Nitro I paid 30k for.......That is one hell of al loss for 10 months 7200 miles of usage...........Not even half what I gave for it.........Moral of the story.....If you buy one of these things.........you'll play hell being able to trade it in and get anything out of it........Even worse just try to sell one on your own........Iv'e made a few mistakes in my life......but this is one of the worst.......And for you people who are so in love with these peices of junk......this is what you've got to look forward to.......Enjoy!!!!!!
Dude, I don't understand your complaint. Have you ever traded a 6 month old car in before? I have worked in the industry on and off for 20 years and I always thought it was understood that as soon as you drive off the lot you drop 1/3 of the value of the vehicle. It is even worse with a vehicle with a one owner warranty, you can't transfer that thing and it is a major bummer to try and sell a near new car without the lifetime warranty.

I have not spent much time with this forum so I don't know what problems you have had with the Nitro but let me tell you, I am not a huge fan of many aspects of these things either. It certainly is no better than any other SUV on the market except for its looks. I do relly like the mean front end on these things.

My suggestion, if you have not traded it in yet, would be to try and sell it outright. It will cost you some money to get rid of it but if you are really that unhappy it may be worth it.

I personally traded in my Magnum a little over two months ago on the Nitro. Not a great trade. The Magnum was a better ride, had more room and do I have to mention the Hemi? But I wanted something with a lifetime warranty and I didn't want the same ol thing. The Nitro is certainly not the same ol thing.

It is growing on me and maybe if you can work out the problems with it, it can grow on you. Or as I suggested, get out while you can.

Just my 2 cents.
 

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More info would be helpful. Did you take it into a Chrysler Dealership? If so that would be your highest trade-in offer. Problem is Nitros are not selling or red-hot at present, so that hurts. Also since the national average of inventory at Chrysler's dealerships is 84 days and 29% are 2007 models, they want to sell their NEW 2007 Nitros, not used ones. Sure if they can steal yours and put nothing in it they will take it on trade. If you want to receive more (on paper) look at cash back deals from Chrysler. A Magnum R/T would get you another $3,500 or a Ram Truck up to another $6,000!

What were you looking at? Non-Chrysler Dealership usually would not want it and would just wholesale it, since no one goes to Ford to buy a used Nitro.

If you would be interested in trading for a 2007 in stock or a slow moving or soon to be discontinued 2008 model they would do more for you since you are helping them reduce their inventory. Forget about ordering anything since it now takes up to 16 weeks, and they really don't know what your trade in would be worth in 16 Weeks anyway.

Hope this helps. Do a little homework and you may receive an offer that you could live with. Good Luck!
 

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Been there done that !!!!!!!

I appreciate the comments......But a little info for you........I am not a young pup.........And I did not buy the Nitro to resell...It was for my wife...She wanted a mid-size SUV and I thought it would be just right for her......Boy was I mistaken........She retired after 47 years from a very large, world wide mfg. of auto electronics equipment......Dealing with most all the Auto industries.....She was a Electronics Engineer and traveled all over the world for them...And she knows her cars.......(I spent 15 years with the same firm early in our married life).....As I said I am not a young pup........Am 68+......and since I was 15, I have been building , Custom cars, Race cars and engines , chassis, and Sprint Cars.......Dragsters, Pro Stock, Comp Cars...And Street Rods. I did this professional.... Many of these cars appeared in various Mags. Like Hot Rod and Car Craft and various others.....I still mfg. accessories for the Chevy SSR.......I have bought and sold car all my life....so I do have a little experience.......I knew what to expect, going in, in trying to trade this thing........I have met a lot of people here in south central florida who made the same mistake we did......which was buying the Nitro......They are now sitting on used car lots all over down here....They bit bullitt and got rid of them , some in as little as a month after buying them.....My Dodge dealer has new Nitro's sitting all over his lot...and say's he can't sell them......and he wouldn't even make an offer to her to trade the Nitro for a new Chrysler 300 C...........He didn't want another one on the lot.......He did'nt want to insult my wife by how little he could offer........The Lemon Law paperwork is here on my desk..........And we'll be proceeding with it........I just wanted to let people know if you buy one and don't like it .......Your stuck.........Sorry for the other rambling.........But I wanted you to know I was not some snot- nose young (Dude), I figured that 53 year's experience building, racing, showing, buying and sell various types of cars,should account for something.........Well maybe not......So many young pup's , these day's,seem to think experience doesn't count for anything anymore.................So be it......It's their loss, Wolfie
 

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Thanks for your interesting reply and Good Luck again, and hopefully things will work out.
 

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I did not assume you to be a youngster as it were, I was just curious what you expected. Reading some of your problems and understanding that this is your wifes ride it makes a bit more sense and I totally back you in wanting Chrysler to back the lemon law claim. I am not a big fan of the Nitro as I stated before but I don't think it is that bad either.

I am not quite as experienced as you my friend and bow to your experiences with this vehicle but as far as the trade in, I would have expected nothing less than the outcome of your attempt.

I wish you good luck with your application for redemption. I would think that you will have little problem if you assert your issues and make sure they understand your interest in a 300, this will set them a little more at ease about losing a customer and maybe give you an advantage in the end.

Let us know how it works out. In the meanwhile, I would put a sign on it to sell it directly. You may be surprised what someone may pay not knowing the vehicles that are available right now. You have to admit they do look cool. (even for an old guy :) )

Good Luck,
Allan
 

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The nightmare is over.......

I decided to try one more time to trade instead of fighting the Lemon battle.........This time I quit going to Chrysler or Dodge Dealerships........I went to what else? A Chevy dealership...... The wife had had enought of trying to deal with Chrysler in any form.........She found what she liked.....30+ miles to the gal. Super Sporty looks.....Every excessory you could think of........The right color, Sport Red Met. Light Grey leather interior.....(heated seats, like we really need them here in Fl.).....I let my wife make the deal herself.......when she was done I reached in my pocket and handed the dealer $500.00 ......... New SUV, New 3year warrenty plus 100k powertrain....Free service for the first year.........which includes a free wash with each service......Does that sound outstanding?????/Well there was little more to it than that........I did use $2300.00 in GM Card points (dollars) Which was great.......as I couldn't use this at Chrysler or Dodge.......The cost for this SUV was $243.00 more than what I paid for the Nitro.....So for only $500.00 out of my pocket, I was happy and most importanly My wife was happy........So ends a Bad Day at Black Rock.....with a Rainbow......and because this dealer was so good to work with, I will be buying a new 2008 Corvette ZO6 from him.....And that makes me very happy, Wolfie
 

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Great News! What is funny is there is some other guy that just bought a Chrysler product because he couldn't get a deal from his Chevy dealership! Ha Ha! It does happen and at least you didn't go the foreign route. I never researched your issues but since it was your Wife's truck/car I can understand. My Wife has a Ford Eddie Bauer SUV Explorer fully loaded 3 seat, V8, (her second one) and likes my Nitro, but would not buy one for herself. I did have to add satellite radio and blue-tooth after she saw and used it on my R/T.

I ended up with a late 07 R/T after trying to buy one seven months earlier after driving one. Dealer could not order what I wanted then so I was waiting on a 08. Never saw many issues with Nitro R/Ts here or other Forms, but I guess you had the one.

Guess you took my advice on that Corvette! Best of Luck in the future and glad you and your Wife are speaking again. Thanks for sharing your experiences here and we will all miss you here @ www.Dodge-Nitro.com
 

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Good to hear it all worked out.

And a big +1 on the "glad you bought American"

Sometimes a bad experience can end on a good note.

Enjoy the Vette.
 

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I appreciate the comments......But a little info for you........I am not a young pup.........And I did not buy the Nitro to resell...It was for my wife...She wanted a mid-size SUV and I thought it would be just right for her......Boy was I mistaken........She retired after 47 years from a very large, world wide mfg. of auto electronics equipment......Dealing with most all the Auto industries.....She was a Electronics Engineer and traveled all over the world for them...And she knows her cars.......(I spent 15 years with the same firm early in our married life).....As I said I am not a young pup........Am 68+......and since I was 15, I have been building , Custom cars, Race cars and engines , chassis, and Sprint Cars.......Dragsters, Pro Stock, Comp Cars...And Street Rods. I did this professional.... Many of these cars appeared in various Mags. Like Hot Rod and Car Craft and various others.....I still mfg. accessories for the Chevy SSR.......I have bought and sold car all my life....so I do have a little experience.......I knew what to expect, going in, in trying to trade this thing........I have met a lot of people here in south central florida who made the same mistake we did......which was buying the Nitro......They are now sitting on used car lots all over down here....They bit bullitt and got rid of them , some in as little as a month after buying them.....My Dodge dealer has new Nitro's sitting all over his lot...and say's he can't sell them......and he wouldn't even make an offer to her to trade the Nitro for a new Chrysler 300 C...........He didn't want another one on the lot.......He did'nt want to insult my wife by how little he could offer........The Lemon Law paperwork is here on my desk..........And we'll be proceeding with it........I just wanted to let people know if you buy one and don't like it .......Your stuck.........Sorry for the other rambling.........But I wanted you to know I was not some snot- nose young (Dude), I figured that 53 year's experience building, racing, showing, buying and sell various types of cars,should account for something.........Well maybe not......So many young pup's , these day's,seem to think experience doesn't count for anything anymore.................So be it......It's their loss, Wolfie
Wolf ..Like you I am no kid myself .In fact I have 4 years of maturity on you. Also like you I have owned many cars and trucks ,my Nitro being my 45th vehicle. Not to mention the 15 trucks I put on the street 5 days per week. I wish you all the luck in this world with your new G M products . But my experience with GM is best explained in this manner .90% of all GM products made after 1995 are still on the road .The other 10% made it home .
Florida Roadie.
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