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re: Dodge Nitro by FieroRumor
Started on: 11-21-2006 10:30 AM
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http://www.dodge.com/en/nitro/index.html?bid=1758118&adid=28390263&pid=12206058

Do you like this?

I think it looks like a smaller truck had some widebody panels slapped on, then it was blinged up.


Something about it seems VERY VERY "forced".
I fear we'll be seeing a LOT of these thing pumpin' lound annoying music out of 'em...drivin' around like morons, killin' Fieros...

Actually, after looking at some different pics of it, it's not too bad...it looks pretty "normal" in black...maybe it's just the commercials...and a few bilboards around town...

I hate ads that make it seem like "Oh, if you buy this, you TOO can act like an idiot!"
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Report this Post11-21-2006 10:32 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Finally_Mine_86_GTClick Here to Email Finally_Mine_86_GTSend a Private Message to Finally_Mine_86_GTDirect Link to This Post
it looks like a wide body jeep with a custom front grill... lol... how origional.
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Report this Post11-21-2006 10:38 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Scott-WaClick Here to visit Scott-Wa's HomePageClick Here to Email Scott-WaSend a Private Message to Scott-WaDirect Link to This Post
They think that grill is a feature? Yuk

Looks like a utility vehicle from Japan circa 1976
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Report this Post11-21-2006 10:52 AM Click Here to See the Profile for XanthClick Here to visit Xanth's HomePageSend a Private Message to XanthDirect Link to This Post
So by Nitro the are referring to a Nitro R/C car right?

Kind of fugly, just looks like a aftermarket body kit.

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Computer technology sneaks in... radio has a 20 gig hard drive and usb ports for MP3 songs and p*rn. I mean pics of your choice... mabye you could put in Fiero pics to at least show your thinking about your Fiero while driving this car. LOL

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Report this Post11-21-2006 11:40 AM Click Here to See the Profile for wikid_oneClick Here to Email wikid_oneSend a Private Message to wikid_oneDirect Link to This Post
I work a couple doors down from a Dodge dealership, so I see them come and go quite a bit. It was actually one of the vehicles I was interested in buying, but I didn't want to wait until they came out, so I just went with a Blazer Xtreme instead.
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Am I crazy or is this just a reskinned jeep liberty?
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Report this Post11-21-2006 01:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PhrancClick Here to Email PhrancSend a Private Message to PhrancDirect Link to This Post
I still don't know if I like it. Is it 4wd? Or does it just look like a truck? Can it go off road?
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I think red is a bad color for it. Would look really good in black.
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quote
Originally posted by Uaana:

Am I crazy or is this just a reskinned jeep liberty?


I was also thinking it was based on a Jeep something-or-other.

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I wonder who is calling the shots at DC, these days.
They have a recent history of introducing some really questionable (trying to be polite, here) designs that are built on the same platforms as some of their other mediocre vehicles.

"The Durango isn't selling? Let's build a Chrysler on the same platform and see if maybe it will sell."
That's right, guys. Take a boring, mediocre SUV, and load it up with chrome and kwrap, and make it more expensive, and see how THAT works.

I just hope they stay in the black long enough for the Challenger to become a reality.
At this point, I wouldn't bet the farm on it.
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Originally posted by Uaana:

Am I crazy or is this just a reskinned jeep liberty?


I believe it is a reskin of the next generation Liberty, and that it may have a different wheelbase than the upcoming new Liberty. However, basically yes, it is a reskinned liberty.

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Report this Post11-21-2006 09:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for wikid_oneClick Here to Email wikid_oneSend a Private Message to wikid_oneDirect Link to This Post
It is a modified liberty chassis. I believe it was stretched as well as made 2" wider. (I know the width for sure, but am iffy on the length)

... so yeah, the R/T is basically a liberty with a v8 in it.
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Report this Post11-22-2006 10:23 AM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonDirect Link to This Post
Its just meant to be a downsized SUV which is what it is. I personally dont hunt or fish so have no use for ANY SUV myself, but do what you want. Im not a jeep person either, but we have a guy in our club with a SRT Jeep thats basicly a decked out Grand Cherokee with the 425 hp Hemi w/ 490 ftpnd torque. Some of the cool stuff on the Nitro are cup holders that either cool or heat your drinks.
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Report this Post11-22-2006 06:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for VonovClick Here to Email VonovSend a Private Message to VonovDirect Link to This Post
Look at it closely...it's modeled after the new Commander body (which is based on a slightly extended Grand Cherokee frame. One of the biggest complaints my older daughter had about her Durango was that what interior space the thing did have (and there wasn't much for a vehicle that size) wasn't even usable because of the way the thing was configured. Knowing Daimler Chrysler, they probably found a way to shoot themselves in the foot. Again.

In all fairness, I have to say D/C is doing a few things right...the ubiquitous tall-boy Mercedes shop vans you see everywhere in Germany, Europe, and the Middle East as ambulances, work trucks, etc, have finally found their way over here under the Dodge nameplate. The people I've seen with them so far rave about 'em.

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I will be waiting on the challanger...yeah i know, big dreams for a college student
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Report this Post11-23-2006 12:03 AM Click Here to See the Profile for turbotoadSend a Private Message to turbotoadDirect Link to This Post
I passed a white one on the highway the other day and literally almost shat myself from laughing so hard. It was simply hidious in white. That thing has to be one of the ugliest things since, well, since the Thing! But it will probably sell fairly well because "gaudy" seems to be all the rage now.


BTW just how many vehicles can DCX put the RAM grille on anyway! Jesus! Enough already.

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Its def not uglier than the Aztec...........

Ive already ordered and paid for my Hemi Orange Challenger. Already buying aftermarket stuff. Got wheels and tires and carbon fiber engine cover. Im even debating whether to put on a black vinyl top like you could get on originals.
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Originally posted by turbotoad:

BTW just how many vehicles can DCX put the RAM grille on anyway! Jesus! Enough already.




Ummmm...well it's their trademark just like the BMW front grill design.
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Report this Post11-25-2006 11:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroGT42Click Here to Email FieroGT42Send a Private Message to FieroGT42Direct Link to This Post
I think they should have used the same basic styling as the Magnum and new Charger, which would also help with their "brand recognition"...
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