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Nissan Juke, SUV
#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.
#11 of 37 Re: Overpriced [kjd2]
Oct 28, 2010 (11:15 am)
What Nissan is doing is absolutely criminal. I've been interested in the FWD Juke SV and have checked about 4 different dealers online. They all state they are getting them in a few at a time so they can't ever confirm stock so of course they push you even harder to purchase.
I was at a Nissan dealer yesterday and a young sales guy tells me all the Jukes are sitting in a warehouse and they're trickling them out. Makes sense as they increase demand by keeping them scarce and it allows them to use negotiating tactics such as what kjd2 says. I sit down at the negotiating table with the finance guys and they throw $2k on the price of the car and offer me 7% interest. I have AMAZING credit and they tell me this is the best they can do.
Complete waste of my time. This car is WAAYYY overpriced and Nissan is preying on the weak willed who get over enthusiastic. Too bad b/c it is a fun car to drive. Although I think you'll all see the MPG's shockingly lower. The 27/32 ratio is if you drive it in ECO mode and trust me, it's sluggish in ECO.
#12 of 37 Re: saw one of these [nippononly]
Oct 30, 2010 (12:36 pm)
looks like small infiniti ex/fx
Nov 06, 2010 (4:41 am)
saw one at the grocery store-i liked the looks of it. i talked to the woman driving it and she loves it-might need to go take a look.
Nov 07, 2010 (5:05 pm)
I have a Honda Fit. The Juke is more fun to drive. It handles well, and the performance is impressive. The navigation and displays are colorful, easy to read, and customizable. Fit & finish seemed good.
Juke offers a higher seating position than Fit, which I liked. However, because of the styling there is modest space for cargo and passengers.
#15 of 37 Just got a Juke
Nov 19, 2010 (8:58 am)
Bought an Electric Blue SV AWD model with Nav. Got it for $500 below invoice. If you bargain you will get your price. My dealer had 6 of them on the lot. What I have found is that there are very few SL's around. Dealers stocking mostly SV versions.
#16 of 37 Re: Drove One [scottphillip]
Nov 30, 2010 (12:51 pm)
Test drove the juke the other day. Was impressed with the performance, but was not with seating position. No center console to rest arm, and dificult
ffucult to find a position on
driver door. Arm rest too low, window sill too high. Makes a big diference on long drives. Nice car but passed up on buying.
Dec 11, 2010 (12:32 am)
has 3 out front with hangtags on the inside mirrors advertising a sale price more than $2000 below sticker. So I don't know what was going on before but it seems you can get a pretty good deal on these now.
They also have a couple of stick shift SVs including one in chocolate color with the optional rims, which I think I am going to try and find time to test drive this weekend.