I downsized but wanted something eye catching and not extortionate in price. The Juke stood out as fitting the bill and I got mine in November 2011. Since then I have done 2000 miles, without any problems.
The car is comfortable, easy to get in and you sit quite high up. I still love the shape and the interior/exterior touches. There are, however, a few things any potential owner should take into account.
First, fuel consumption. There is a good online Juke forum and the overwhelming topic of complaint is poor consumption, even from the diesel. I get 34mpg from my 117bhp petrol version. The 1.6 190 bhp turbo seems to struggle to get 30. Diesels seem to get low 40's - surprising as the engine has seen service in the Quashqai and Renault cars. Don't mention the 4WD auto!
The result is that you are looking at a range of 300 miles from a 1.6 petrol model like mine from the coke can sized tank.
Tyres are expensive and the car is not what you would call quiet. And it struggles in snow & ice. Visia seats are uncomfortable in comparison to Accenta. All colours apart from white are £500 extra.
Driving - Sport mode is significantly different from the ECO mode
Top models have electric folding mirrors/heated seats and a spare wheel. Premium models have the great Nisan Connect system plus the reversing camera. Sport mode is significantly different from the ECO mode.
Having said that, I still like the car and would recommend it, subject to the points above.
This car looks great but after a year of ownership I'm left feeling disappointed. My biggest issue is the noisy, slow and yet still not really economical diesel engine that lets the overall experience down.
I still like the looks even though in force red its a little more common than I hoped for and its practical for passengers and luggage for most events.
Value for money with the kit you get is good. I like the sat-nav and reversing camera - but its ruined by a cheap interior that scratches far too easily.
A little more poke from engine and a better quality interior would change the whole experience, but until then I'll see out my three year lease and will be looking elsewhere next time.....
I just wanted one of these! Yes, I know it's not the most practical - the boot could be bigger and there's not too much room in the back, but.....
5 months and 6000 miles later I know I made the right decision. I'm averaging 51.4 mpg which I think is pretty good as there's been a real mix of country roads, traffic jams, town driving as well as motorway work. 55mpg is the official figure, but I've never found them to be realistic. I suspect the diesel, with the 6th gear gets closer to the official figures than the 5 gear petrol version.
I bought a space saver tyre as I just don't trust that gunky stuff. It fits below the (very useful) plastic tray so doesn't really take up any space.
Nissan Connect's great - works a treat with the iPhone - and charges it up too! I bought a cheap retractable cable for it from Amazon so there are no cables dangling around. The Satnav's also simple to use.
I have had my Juke for a month now. Not long I know; but long enough for me to fall in love with it. My three previous cars were all Minis. Absolute Mini fanatic! However, for practicality, I needed a four door. So after having a rather disappointed look at the Countryman, I sulked my way to Nissan. Honestly - I had NO intention of buying a Juke - just went to be nosey. Two hours later, after a 30 minute test drive, I was sold!
I adore the styling. It is inovative. NOT run of the mill. Fresh, curvy and a challenge to all of those BORING hatchbacks, that are increasingly looking like clones of each other.
I am driving it in 'Normal'mode and after 1000 miles I am getting approx 40mpg ( a tad more if I drive sensibly!). I love the cabin. Sturdy and attractive, with a comprehensive set of kit. The parking camera/Sat Nav and Bluetooth is great and the iPod connectivity is brilliant. Being able to operate the iPod from the steering wheel and have it charge at the same time is quality.
The lights are great on country lanes at night and the ride is pretty smooth too. The car holds the road brilliantly . Not quite as sharp on the handling as a Mini, but considering it is bigger and higher up, I think it does pretty well. The space under the cover in the boot is great for hiding a laptop!Slightly less headroom than some would want (I'm 5ft!). But if you want something bigger - buy a Qashqai! CRACKING car. Practical, safe, head turning and FUN! For the brave, not the beige.
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