Bird Strike - 2011 Nissan Juke SL AWD Long-Term Road Test
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2011 Nissan Juke SL AWD: Bird Strike

December 12, 2011

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This weekend our long-term Juke survived a bird strike. The bird? Not so much.

It was on the 105 Freeway westbound, not far from LAX. About 75 mph. A bird swooped down in the Juke's path, hit the car's grille with a thud, grazed its hood and then bounced up and skimmed the top of the Nissan's windshield. I looked in the rearview mirror just in time to see the car behind us drive through a cloud of flying feathers.

It could only be classified as a direct hit. The thud was so loud it caused my kids in the back seat to look up from their video games and ask me what had just happened. "Nothing," I said.

No real harm to the Juke, just some down stuck in its grille. Sorry bird.

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 16,506 miles

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