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#1 of 37 Nissan Juke
Jun 15, 2010 (4:31 pm)
How about that Nissan Juke? Like the MINI Countryman, this tall hatch seems like a good compromise between size, efficiency, and, hopefully, sportiness.
Nissan sent me a poster in the mail the other day. My 4-year-old is quite fond of the looks of it, as well.
I'm having a tough time finding solid specs on it, though. So I feel like making some guesses until someone provides the real answers.
From what I've picked up here and there, it seems like it will come in at around 3000-3100 pounds for starters and with 185-190 hp from its turbo 1.6. With FWD and the 6-speed manual trans, that should make for pretty decent performance. I'm guessing 7.4-7.8 secs 0-60.
The AWD/CVT combo will probably be pushing 9 secs, is my guess.
Mileage? Hmmm... maybe 32mpg highway is possible, ya think? Heck, with a 300hp Mustang hitting 31 these days, why not even higher from this vehicle?
Pricing? They can't step on the Rogue's toes, I wouldn't think. Then again, they are selling it as a "sporty" model, so maybe. What about $16,995 base? I think that might be a good value.
I'm surprised this thing is just a few months away and so little is known about it.
#2 of 37 Re: Nissan Juke [qbrozen]
Jul 25, 2010 (2:32 pm)
I plan to get one when it comes out. I have have two Altimas - the old one is getting on in years and miles (1998 and 255,000 miles) and I want to replace it with the Juke. I was hoping the mileage would be better. Its a 1.6L engine with the turbo for power when you need it. Love the AWD also with the hatchback. Dropped by the dealership in Bowling Green, KY and the only info they had on it was a poster also!
Jul 25, 2010 (7:11 pm)
well, since I wrote that first post over a month ago, they did announce projected pricing. It will start over $19k. That's just too high for me for such a vehicle. Still way under the Countryman, however.
#5 of 37 Re: update [qbrozen]
Aug 26, 2010 (8:18 pm)
There is a good review at canadiandriver.com Sounds like an interesting rig.
#6 of 37 Re: update [204meca]
Aug 30, 2010 (3:37 am)
All the numbers, specs, first looks, test drives have looked real good. For under 25,000 this seems like a winner. Mileage is a little disappointing but it sounds like the ride more than makes up for it.
#7 of 37 Overpriced
Oct 15, 2010 (3:35 am)
I looked at one yesterday. It was the mid level SV model. It had a sticker of $24,000. The dealer tacked on a $2,000 upcharge since it's a new model for a total asking price of $26,000. They were willing to bargain some, but were looking for around $25,000.That's more than a nicely equipped CR-V or Rogue. Of course the Juke is not quite the same class. It's a lot smaller but has more peppy performance and a sporty / stylish look. Inside was nicely appointed and laid out, but rather cramped. Seats and shoulder room seemed narrow. Visibility out the sides and rear was not very good due to the sloping roofline and small rear window. Essentially what Nissan has done here is jazzed up a Nissan Sentra by putting designer sheet metal on it and adding AWD and a Turbo. They also tacked on a premium price for what you're getting in my opinion. This would be a nice car for $20,000, but I don't think they'll sell many. I'll wait and see if they offer big rebates in a year or so and maybe look at it again.
#8 of 37 saw one of these
Oct 17, 2010 (9:00 pm)
at the dealer yesterday. $24K, no dealer mark-up, stick shift SV with the navigation and a few other things like the doorsill light package and stuff. Absolutely LOVE the quirky weird look of this thing! And despite having a small footprint, it has a ton of space inside, and an easy seating position.
Has a high load floor in the back, which limits the amount of stuff you can put back there, but that's about it.
Didn't get to drive it as they were just closing, but this thing is going to be on my short list. Seems like it would be a lot of fun. 3000 pounds and 188 hp, with the turbo helping it develop peak torque at 1750 rpm, yet 32 mpg highway? Yeah, could be good.
#9 of 37 The Juke is Great!
Oct 19, 2010 (11:35 am)
Bought one yesterday. The car is a BLAST (off) to drive. The turbo is incredible when in Sport mode. Plenty of room in front, not sure about the back. First one in SE Florida I guess to purchase one. Waited a long time for it to come out and am not disappointed other than the BS warrantly they inflated and then jacked up the overall amont of money I financed. I am going through Nissan Direct to purchase an extended warranty and drop the over inflated one the dealer pimped me with (five years at 1750 but kept telling me it was 1260). Wasn't until I got home did I note the fine print...not a big deal, considering THIS CAR IS SUPER COOL, FUN TO DRIVE, AND GETS LOTS OF ATTENTION ON THE ROAD. GOT A LOADED SV FOR 23,030. In sport mode when you hit the pedel, you TAKE OFF. It's awesome, so awesome I'm surprised its not illegal .
#10 of 37 Took a test drive
Oct 22, 2010 (11:25 am)
I test drove the base model last week at a dealer in Connecticut, It was a fun ride and I love the feel of the car as well as the tech inside. My biggest concern is the fuel economy. So far I've read 2 reviews that said the MPG is not as advertised. 1 review on USA today got 17.7 and another I read got 22mpg. For a car that advertises 25/30 for the AWD model I dont like that. Hoping somebody who has had one for a least a few weeks can let us know how it does on gas.