Why My Brother Bought One - 2011 Nissan Juke SL Long-Term Road Test

2011 Nissan Juke Long-Term Road Test

2011 Nissan Juke SL: Why My Brother Bought One

March 15, 2011

The above cell phone photo is of my brother's new 2011 Nissan Juke SL AWD. Woo hoo! He had been in the market for a car for awhile. Initially he was looking for an SUV since he was tired of "getting bullied" on LA streets. But I had told him that he was going about it the wrong way and instead should get something small with great handling and decent power to get around bullies. But he still needed a car with enough space to tote his camera equipment and lights (he's a producer/director).

Through the course of his many months of car researching, I tried helping him out by sending him Edmunds reviews of cars I thought would be up his alley. Nothing really struck his fancy.

But as soon as I got behind the wheel of our own Juke SL I emailed him a link to our long-terms right away. "You should get this one!" I hadn't heard back from him regarding that since January. Until last night when he texted me the above photo.

"Wait, are you getting that?"
"Got it."
"OMG u did? That's perfect for uuu!"

And he called me this morning. "I calling you from the car!" he was excited. So why did he decide on the Juke?

"I like how fast it turned around the curves and love its power and I love the technology," he gushed. I knew that car would be up his alley, especially for the fact that he's a technogeek."Did you see the 'magic' climate control and driver mode buttons?" I was so excited for him.

Also, he said that the dealer told him that because of the recent devastation in Japan the stock at Nissan dealerships is low and "will be kaput for the next 120 days, as the docks have been wiped out." So he had to act on it now. Yeah, don't know if that was a dealer tactic but it's plausible, I guess. He had had a bronze Juke bought right out from under him so he went with the above red one.

In any case, he's happy with his purchase.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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