2011 Nissan Juke
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I already named her!

by from Boulder, CO on November 24, 2010

I traded in my 07 Pathfiner SE for the Juke and already love it more! The gas mileage and performance are great for the altitude here in Colorado. I looked at the VW Tiguan and Subaru Outback and both...
I traded in my 07 Pathfiner SE for the Juke and already love it more! The gas mileage and performance are great for the altitude here in Colorado. I looked at the VW Tiguan and Subaru Outback and both were well above $30k with the same options as my Juke SL AWD for $24k. I love the new design and overseas influence. America is ready for high performance, gas saving vehicles with a little personallity!
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Unique and Capable

by from Belgrade, MT on April 12, 2011

I recently traded my 2004 Jeep Liberty in for a silver SV AWD Juke. After 500 miles or so, initial impressions are that the Juke is fun to drive, very capable on icy roads and seems bigger on the insi...
I recently traded my 2004 Jeep Liberty in for a silver SV AWD Juke. After 500 miles or so, initial impressions are that the Juke is fun to drive, very capable on icy roads and seems bigger on the inside than it actually is. The ride is smooth for a small car and road noise is minimal. I seem to be averaging 24 mpg right now while using AWD-V most of the time. Favorite Features: (1) Bluetooth - The voice recognition seems to work well. (2) Auto Climate - Set temperature and forget about it. (3) AWD - Have mainly used AWD-V - worked well on recent icy roads. Will probably test FWD mode to see if mpg increases. (4) I-CON interface - Fun to use and less buttons crowding up the dash. I did have to turn the button illumination all the way up so I could see them in sunny conditions. (5) Intelligent key - Still getting use to but nice to just walk up to car, press button on door handle and open door. Works with trunk door as well. Areas not as expected or could see improvement: (1) Arm rest - an arm rest would be nice for longer trips. (2) Front driver seat - One of the levers on left side of seat makes the seat go higher but it seems to be more of the back part than the whole seat which results in less thigh support than I am use to. (3) Brakes - seem fine but not as strong as previous vehicles I have had. (4) Misc. - I have noticed a small rattle on the front passenger side. Still trying to figure out what is causing it. Generally, wouldn't expect to hear any rattles in a car that is only a few weeks off the lot.
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Awesome in the snow

by from Utah on January 17, 2011

Always interested in the look, I like different. I'm a nonconformist so the looks are great to me and it's my little way of giving the finger to all the bland look-a-like cars out there. I bought this...
Always interested in the look, I like different. I'm a nonconformist so the looks are great to me and it's my little way of giving the finger to all the bland look-a-like cars out there. I bought this in November and wanted a reliable awd car for my wife to drive in the snowy winter here in Utah. The car is incredible in the snow. I feel completely safe. With AWD and traction control, six airbags - I have no worries when my wife is driving it in the blizzard conditions. On sunny days I get to drive it. What a blast. The torque vectoring awd carves these canyons like my motorcycle. The turbo engine is a blast when you can open it up (it really comes alive above 3000 rpm.) I used to call it my Moon Buggy in the beginning but the looks grow on everybody else after a while and I get WAY more thumbs up than thumbs down.
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Best equiped AWD for the $$$

by from Denver, CO on November 19, 2010

Best AWD compact SUV for the money! Gas mileage and performance are great. Not as fast as my Speed3 but I'm getting 10mpg more, and it has just as good handling. Only drawback is that the back seat is...
Best AWD compact SUV for the money! Gas mileage and performance are great. Not as fast as my Speed3 but I'm getting 10mpg more, and it has just as good handling. Only drawback is that the back seat is not for people over 6'.
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Most for the money!

by from Des Moines, IA on November 20, 2010

AWD, turbo, gas mileage, techy. Needs an armrest. This is the best awd compact I drove, and bought, for the money.
AWD, turbo, gas mileage, techy. Needs an armrest. This is the best awd compact I drove, and bought, for the money.
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An overall WINNER!

by from on February 7, 2011

I've had my 2011 Juke SV for a week, and I love it. I've owned many different cars throughout the years, and this is definitely one of my favorites. The exterior styling in very unique and stands apar...
I've had my 2011 Juke SV for a week, and I love it. I've owned many different cars throughout the years, and this is definitely one of my favorites. The exterior styling in very unique and stands apart from other automobiles. It is tiny, yet surprisingly roomy inside. The gas mileage is good, and the car is ZIPPY! (Especially in sport mode!) The engine is quiet, it runs smooth, and it handles great! The suspension is comfortable, but still offers ample "feedback". My SV has a 6-speed and I'm very pleased with how easy/smooth it shifts. It is an overall GREAT vehicle and I'm very glad that I purchased it. I like sports cars, but they usually have a few drawbacks--persnickity shifting, high maintenance costs, loss of visibility due to styling/sitting low to the ground, very limited cargo capacity. This little SUV satisfies my sportscar craving with it's funky styling, 6-speed with sport mode, and it's superb handling while also offering me room to buy LOTS of groceries, and better visibility while sitting higher off the ground. In my opinion you can't go wrong with this vehicle. The ONLY thing I would change is to make the front cockpit a little more "snug". The very open design takes away from the "sportscar" feel but doesn't do anything to really dampen my opinion...I still love the Juke!
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Rocky Mountain High

by from Colorado on December 12, 2010

AWD, turbo performance with hybrid efficiency, stiff performance handling at a price no other manufacturer can beat! The exterior styling may take alot of minivan owners a while to get use to. LOL But...
AWD, turbo performance with hybrid efficiency, stiff performance handling at a price no other manufacturer can beat! The exterior styling may take alot of minivan owners a while to get use to. LOL But as any married man will tell you, "different is good". My only problem with the Juke, no roof rack.
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Car from Area 51

by from SW Florida on August 30, 2011

This car is totally awesome. The high "gator eye" lights are superb here in SW Florida as is the ice cool AC. Go for the SL! You get the great leather interior and all the other really cool goodies. T...
This car is totally awesome. The high "gator eye" lights are superb here in SW Florida as is the ice cool AC. Go for the SL! You get the great leather interior and all the other really cool goodies. The auto climate and the built in GPS navigation and traffic updates along with Bluetooth and XM. The backup camera is really a great feature. For those who are getting poor mileage, I don't know what to say. Are you using 93 octane? Are you keeping it in Sport? It is real tempting to keep it in Sport, but in ECO I am getting great mileage better than the posted 32 on the highway. I just passed the first 1500 miles and I find the ride is great and with the height adjustment on the seat and all, I have no problem getting in a comfortable position. At 6'1" and 175 this can sometimes be an issue. And it is a small car so of course it doesn't have the cavernous room of your grandpa's Crown Vic. BUT we need to go smaller and more economical. For a 4 you would think that you had a small 8. I can't say enough great things about this car. Perhaps those who are unhappy wanted it to be something different from what it is - a great unique looking great performing and economical little car that is perfect for today's world. Trust me you will get tons of stares and as many questions. Hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine!
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Almost perfect!

by from Colorado on February 26, 2011

Pros: Performance and PRICE! SL AWD for $25k! Altitude has NO effect on the turbo motor with the CVT! The leather is better than most vehicles costing ten grand more. Easy to use controls. Cons: No c...
Pros: Performance and PRICE! SL AWD for $25k! Altitude has NO effect on the turbo motor with the CVT! The leather is better than most vehicles costing ten grand more. Easy to use controls. Cons: No center arm rest, windshield wipers suck, no roof rack, and needs a light in the rear storage areas. Overall: NOTHING can compete with the Juke for $25,000! MiniClubman is over $30k, the VW Tiguan is over $35k.
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You have to own one!!

by from florida on April 24, 2011

I bought my Nissan Juke SL about three months ago. All I have to say is that I love it!! Right before I bought mine, I was at the lexus dealership about to buy a new IS250. Well the economic side of m...
I bought my Nissan Juke SL about three months ago. All I have to say is that I love it!! Right before I bought mine, I was at the lexus dealership about to buy a new IS250. Well the economic side of my brain kicked in, and I walked away. I had been wanting a SUV again for a few years, but my condo has a smaller garage. Then I discoverd the JUKE. It is like a sedan met a SUV. Perfect!!!! I have owned a couple nissan's prior to this, but the JUKE by far is my favorite. Granted I did get the fully loaded one. Navigation, back up camera, heated leather seats, spoiler, illumination package, and chrome package. After adding all that, it was still much less then the IS250 I was going to buy and had more options. I was shocked at how well they are priced. The car is sporty, and Nissan did not fool around with the turbo engine. When you want to fly or need power, it is right there at a push of button. If you are looking for a smaller SUV and still want to turn some heads, the JUKE is the car for you. I have had more people stop me in parking lots, stoplights, and other places asking if they can see the inside. I did have to wait a few days to get mine, because one had to be located with all the options I wanted in the color I wanted, but WELL worth the wait!!
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