Perceived Quality - 2011 Nissan Juke SL AWD Long-Term Road Test
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2011 Nissan Juke Long-Term Road Test

2011 Nissan Juke SL AWD: Perceived Quality

February 09, 2011

I'll admit it. I have certain hang ups when it comes to quality. Knobs that move laterally are a big one for me. These are controls you touch virtually every time you get in the car. And when you can't turn them without noticing that they want to move in multiple dimensions, there's a problem. Also, the sound the shift-release button makes is cheap.

And another thing...

I don't like the fact that my first post on the Juke is critical. So here's some good news: This goofy little thing is actually fun to drive. It's got enough power to get out of its own way, there's reasonable control of the power through the continuously variable transmission's simulated manual mode and...it makes me want to rally.

We'll have a dirty editorial solution to that soon enough. Meanwhile, enjoy the powerslide in the middle of this funny Juke television spot.

Josh Jacquot, Senior editor


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