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It's the little things
24 of 44 people found this review helpful
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By vabjames
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2012 Nissan Juke Hatchback SL 4dr Hatchback AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT)


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I love my Juke. Love the exterior styling. I receive many comments - mostly favorable. It's the little things that I didn't notice during the test drive that are worth pointing out. For this price point, you kinda expect to have power locks and auto up windows on both front doors rather than driver only. Also, the vanity mirrors are not lighted. As the only covered storage compartment in the entire car (aside from under the seats), a light in the glove compartment would be a welcome adsdition. As most of my driving is done solo or with my dachshund, it is the perfect car for me. No major complaints just a couple of minor gripes...


Favorite Features

Automatic AC The turbo and eco modes Outside appearance Heated seats Sound system Its size


Suggested Improvements

Power door locks on both sides. Auto up windows on all doors


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Fun little utility car with great value
70 of 73 people found this review helpful
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By ptmch
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2012 Nissan Juke Hatchback SL 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT)


Review

Test drive one, and you will fall in love with it's driving performance. With SL trim, it's a great value. Regarding MPG, with one week of ownership, what I found out is the following. If the car is driven as a small turbo punchy nimble car meant to be driven, my commute (60% HWY, 40% Local) gives about 22~23 MPG. But if I drive like my mother is sitting next to me, I was able to get 33~34 MPG on the same route. It's all up to YOU the driver how you balance MPG and performance; much more so than other cars that I had driven before.


Favorite Features

- Engine performance is the best part. Turbo fades in @ 3000RPM. Lag from throttle resp. is very non-noticeable. - Good MPG if driven sensibly and properly. - I-Con is kind of gimmicky but cool and I like it. - The rear cam is nerve saver for me given the tightly packed parking space at work.


Suggested Improvements

Electric Power Steering is bit un-natural for me. Normal driving is fine but aggressive steering while punching with quick acceleration, steering can be "unexpected"; maybe combination of torque steer and steering tuning? My main issue is mostly with return to center and mid/low speed center feel when driving aggresively. Mine is FWD, No sure if this is an issue with AWD. Phone Interface via Bluetooth is bit annoying. The voice command to Bluetooth connected phone is not simple to navigate; or maybe I just have not figure it out after one week.


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