2690 Crater Lake Hwy Medford, OR 97504 541-973-2070
Great 4WD SUV
  • 4WD 4dr SXT
  • Silver
  • Cloth
  • V6 Cylinder Engine
  • Automatic
  • 4WD
  • 142,915
  • 4831
  • 1D8GU28K18W145787

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K&B Auto Complex


2690 Crater Lake Hwy

Medford, OR 97504


No Accidents Reported
11 Service History Records
The 2008 Dodge Nitro is a mid-size sport utility vehicle distinguished from other SUVs by its squared-off styling with exaggerated fender flares. Nitro shares its platform with the Jeep Liberty. It is 22 inches shorter than the Dodge Durango full-size SUV.The Nitro looks and feels larger than its size with a high seating position that SUV owners like and good cabin space. It features Load 'n' Go a cargo storage system whereby the rear seats and front passenger seat fold totally flat in seconds; additionally the cargo floor slides rearward out over the rear bumper and can hold 400 pounds making the loading of heavy objects much easier. It could prevent back injuries.The Nitro comes with either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive with a choice of V6 engines. The newer 4.0-liter V6 is better than the old 3.7-liter with 50 more horsepower and fuel economy that's only one or two miles per gallon less. However the 4.0-liter engine only comes in the top-of-the-line R/T model which costs about $3200 more than the most popular SLT. But a five-speed automatic also comes with the R/T and that transmission is also better than the standard four-speed in the SLT. Surprisingly the R/T has a more comfortable ride as well.There are three types of upholstery: basic cloth a handsome stain-repellant cloth and beautiful perforated leather. No matter which covering the seats are very comfortable. The cabin is quiet thanks to heavy use of sound deadening material and visibility out the rear and to the front corners of the Nitro is excellent.For a base price of $19595 a Nitro owner gets many safety features that are usually optional on other vehicles such as side curtain airbags an electronic stability program with traction control and brake assist electronic roll mitigation and a tire-pressure monitor.The Nitro was introduced for the 2007 model year and it gets only minor changes for 2008. The only notable updates are standard Trailer Sway Control and the availability of rear obstacle detection system.Model LineupThe 2008 Dodge Nitro comes as three models SXT SLT and R/T. All are available with rear-wheel drive (2WD). The SXT with a manual transmission has part-time four-wheel drive (4WD) that should not be left engaged on dry pavement. The SXT is also offered with an optional automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. The SLT and R/T are offered with 2WD or all-wheel drive.The SXT 2WD ($19595) and 4WD ($21255) come with a 210-hp 3.7-liter V6 and a choice of six-speed manual transmission or four-speed automatic. Standard equipment includes cloth upholstery air conditioning remote keyless entry with power windows and door locks 115-volt power outlet flat folding front passenger seat 60/40 folding rear bench seat AM/FM/CD with MP3 and six speakers Sirius satellite radio auxiliary input jack tilt steering column slate-colored molded front and rear fascias and fender flares folding power mirrors theft-deterrent system rear window washer/wiper roof rails and P225/75R16 tires on steel wheels with wheel covers.The SLT ($23005) and SLT AWD ($24665) come standard with the automatic transmission. The SLT adds YES Essentials upholstery that Dodge says is stain odor and static resistant; leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls; six-way power adjustable driver's seat; heated exterior mirrors; vehicle information center; auto-dimming rearview mirror; universal garage door opener; fog lights; Load 'n Go cargo storage system with tie-down rails; overhead console; cruise control; compass; tinted windows; body-colored front and rear fascias and fender flares; and P235/65R17 tires on aluminum wheels.The R/T 2WD ($26180) and R/T AWD ($27840) feature a 4.0-liter V6 making 260 horsepower mated to a five-speed automatic transmission with manual shift capability. The R/T comes with a sport suspension with P245/50R20 Goodyear Eagle tires on chromed aluminum wheels. The R/T is equipped like the SLT.Options for all three models include a power sunroof ($895) and trailer tow package ($820). Options for the SLT and R/T include a rear DVD entertainment system (1300) leather upholstery with heated front seats ($830) and Dodge's MyGIG Multimedia Infotainment System ($1550) which has a navigation system with voice command and a 20-gigabyte hard drive to store music and photos. Also offered for SLT and R/T is a Convenience package ($1345) with rear obstacle detection Dodge's UConnect wireless cell phone link remote engine starting eight speakers and a subwoofer. The SLT can be ordered with the R/T's sport suspension and chromed 20-inch alloy wheels ($1505).Safety equipment that comes standard on all models includes dual front air bags head-protecting curtain side air bags and a tire-pressure monitor. ABS with brake assist traction control and electronic stability control with Dodge's Trailer Sway Control are also standard. Rear obstacle detection is optional for SLT and R/T ($250).All NCTD prices are manufacturers suggested retail prices (MSRP) that do not include destination charges and may change at any time without notice.WalkaroundDodge publicity makes a big thing about the Nitro's looks citing its so-called athleticism. We're not sure. We might call it brawny but mostly it just looks boxy. The exaggerated fender flares are the only rounded parts in the styling. Every other angle is square-ish. It looks and feels larger than mid-size which some will find to be a good thing.From the front it's unmistakably Dodge. It's got that big crosshair grille which looks much better in body color (R/T) than chrome (SXT SLT). The horizontal headlamps turn signal slits and fog lamps are a tidy fit in the massive face.However it doesn't appear as if much attempt was made to have the front bumper/fascia be tidy; it's got edges all over the place including a valley that might hold a three-foot-wide license plate or maybe a bumper sticker that says “I'm a Dodge so I'm in your face!” Under that there's a wide air intake for the power steering cooler whose thin fins are exposed to flying stones because there is no screen.Taking a cue from the faux portholes on the Buick Lucerne or possibly the tradition of a Mercedes-Benz sports car there's a trapezoid-shaped insert black plastic with three chrome ribs located just forward of the mirrors. It's intended to look like a cooling slot. It's a nice touch and for such a small piece it goes a long way toward relaxing the Nitro's blocky shape.In silhouette with its relatively upright windshield very high beltline and rectangular windows plus short front overhang the Nitro's shape is reminiscent of say a '62 Dodge Power Wagon. But from the rear three-quarter angle the lines around the rear glass are reminiscent of its bigger cousin the Jeep Commander. We like the cleaner black rather than chrome around the windows.Our test Nitro R/T was equipped with standard 20-inch chromed aluminum wheels and they sure are showy. The much narrower sidewall on the 20-inch tires doesn't appear to offer much defense against flats.Interior FeaturesThe SXT comes in a basic cloth but the cloth in the SLT and R/T is something called YES Essentials; Dodge claims it repel stains control odors and reduces static electricity. The optional perforated charcoal leather with red stitching in our test R/T was beautiful. The front buckets were very comfortable and supportive with excellent bolstering.The steering wheel is a handsome four-spoker with a big center hub and thick spokes at 9:00 and 3:00 o'clock smaller spokes at 5 and 7; the info center buttons are under your thumb on the big spokes. There are three big main instruments: speedo in center tach on right and fuel and temp on left. They're very good looking and especially legible with the digital information still visible in the sun because the three pods are thoughtfully shrouded. Chrysler does gauges right and generally blows GM out of the water Online Application Available...With Rates Starting at 2.99% O.A.C.amily Owned with Family Pric

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Vehicle Options

  • 160-amp alternator
  • 3.21 axle ratio
  • 3.7L V6 engine
  • 600-amp maintenance free battery
  • Air conditioning
  • AM/FM/Sirius/CD MP3 radio -inc: (4) speakers- 1-year prepaid service
  • Black license plate brow
  • Cargo compartment lamp
  • Center floor console
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Child seat anchor system
  • Compact spare tire w/tire carrier winch
  • Corporate 8.25"" rear axle
  • Driver & front passenger multistage airbags w/occupant classification system
  • Dual note horn
  • Fold-away pwr mirrors
  • Illuminated entry
  • Instrument cluster w/tach & tire pressure monitoring warning lamp
  • Light-tinted solar control glass
  • Map/dome reading lamps
  • Molded-in-color body side moldings
  • Molded-in-color fender flares
  • Molded-in-color front/rear fascia
  • Part time 4-wheel drive
  • Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr windows w/driver one-touch
  • Rear 60/40 split folding reclining seat
  • Rear window defroster
  • Rear window wiper/washer
  • Roof rack side rails
  • Sentry Key theft deterrent system
  • Supplemental side airbags
  • Tilt steering column
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Condition Report

    Mechanical Condition
    Body: Good
    Electrical: Good
    Brakes: Good
    Tires: Good
    Engine: Good
    Suspension: Good
    Paint: Good
    Transmission: Good
    Interior: Good
    Exhaust: Good
    Cosmetic Condition
    Cleanliness: Clean
    Odor: No Odor
    Paint Chips:
    Windshield Chips:
    Vehicle Condition
    Title Status: Clean
    Vehicle Rating: Clean
    Vehicle History: No Accidents


    Type: Basic
    Term: 30 Days
    Miles: 1,000
    Warranty Description: Long term comprehensive warranty available upon request. Ask dealer for details.

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