Hi Nitrobert, and welcome to the forum! I can understand having concerns about quality issues about new vehicles, as I was in the same boat just a few short months ago. My wife has an import, and she really likes it, so I considered going for the same. Having looked at all of the different choices out there, I settled on the Nitro after reading different reviews on my faves, and frankly, it seems like there are issues in all manufacturers' products. Sure, I was somewhat biased towards the Nitro, because of the extreme curb appeal, but it seems like there aren't any brands that are 100% problem free anymore.
So, obviously and ultimately, it's going to come down to your own personal choice. Reading the good with the bad at this forum though, you will see that there are the mojority of owners here who absolutely love their Dodge Nitros!