I have not purchased a Nitro yet but, I am seriously considering it. I have been doing some research into this vehicle with regards to vehicle tests, descriptions, etc. One thing that I have found a little perplexing is that no tester has really been ecstatic about this vehicle. I was severely disappointed in the review in Consumer Reports. They were very demeaning in their test segment of the Nitro. I have driven one in a test drive and I thought the experience was very pleasant. I know that in past auto tests this magazine seemed to really dislike North American automobiles and preferred Japanese builty vehicles. If anyone has some comment on this I would appreciate it. Currently, my wife is driving a 2007 Caliber R/T and loves it. So far it has been a really good vehicle, good on fuel, pretty high fun factor, etc. I feel the same about the Nitro but am a little concerned with these negative reviews. Thanks in advance for your thoughts. Cheers!