Engine Transplant Part 2 - 2011 Nissan Juke Long-Term Road Test
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2011 Nissan Juke Long-Term Road Test

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2011 Nissan Juke: Engine Transplant Part 2

April 07, 2011

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Yesterday, Brent suggested that Nissan stuff its big V8 into a special 560Z model. Today, I'm going to suggest another Nissan-related engine transplant.

The Juke's turbocharged 1.6-liter engine is a real riot and every time I dip into its super boosty goodness I think to myself, "Self, it seems like a waste to have such a neat little engine in such a weird, ugly, tall, hatchback, SUV, alien space pod thing." It should be in a sporty car, and no, some version of the next-generation Versa doesn't count (as has been recently leaked).

No, I want a new Nissan 160SX. The original 240SX was one of my favorite cars when I was a wee lad, and I know that Miss Riches would probably be on board as well. Erin had second-generation 240SX that used to sit under a layer of dust and cat prints down in the editorial graveyard (picture thereafter). It's not there any more, but I'm not sure if she sold it or if the dust's just so thick now that it blends into the concrete.

James Riswick, Automotive Editor

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