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2012 Juke Recalled
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By todd_r
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2012 Nissan Juke SL 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT)


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The juke is fun, unique shaped. I like the Juke overall. It is speedy when needed, etc. The original sticker and ads say 37mpg in big numbers and words. No matter if is in eco or turbo mode(default setting), the MPG is 25 on the highway(70 degrees outside and no ac on, no rain, all highway no traffic lights), and 20 in the city. Read the fine print on the window stickers of all Nissans. The fine print says 21. The car has 19,000 and requires new tires. Most tires last 40k Well, as far as factory support, I took it in for a factory recall. The timing chain is to be replaced. This requires an oil drain and refill the oil. This an oil change without a new oil filter. No free filter included.


Best Features

The feel of speed for a small car is good. It moves when needed. It feels sporty.


Worst Features

The recalls have me worried. And Nissan not replacing the oil filter as part of their service replacement of a timing chain (which could produce metal shavings). The mirrors and vision of cars and backing out in walmart parking lots is a little dangerous. The camera is good, but it takes too long to turn on(1 minute after the car is started). Most start the car, and within 30 seconds, it is in reverse. Factory tires last 20K miles, and not 40K miles. Be honest with MPG ads. It is not good to have a person deceived. Nissan will not fix this complaint. It gets 21mpg(avg), and is supposed to get 28(min in city).


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It Grows On You
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By cappecan
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2012 Nissan Juke SL 4dr Hatchback AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT)


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I just recently purchased my Juke, and I must say it is quite a unique vehicle. The interior is very modern and 21st century, providing you with a space age feel. Seating is moderatly comfortable, however rear seating is a litte cramped as is head room. Some say the outside is hideous replicating a praying mantis or some sort of bug. This look is not for everyone, and it's either a take it or leave it for most buyers. Driving it is a blast especially in sport mode. It has some pick up and go to it when you need, and the ECO mode when you want to be green. MPG is not what it should be, however you do have to remember this is an SUV.


Best Features

Navigation, bluetooth, AUX, 3 selectable drive modes, and heated seats. I'm amazed at all the features this SUV has for the price I paid for it. Not to mention the fact that it has on demand AWD. That is not the usual on cars today. POWER!!!!


Worst Features

Storage space is very minimal. MPG is no where near advertised even in constant ECO mode. Rear seating is limited and cramped.


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The JUKE is fun, sporty, great gas mileage!
14 of 20 people found this review helpful
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By alidab
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2012 Nissan Juke SV 4dr Hatchback AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT)


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Never bought a Nissan in my life. Was at car lot with sister in law, as she wanted an Altima (WHY? I thought). Saw this COOL looking, froggy car with black leather (heated) seats with red baseball stitching...looks inside like an airplane with the RED hard doors/dash. Exterior is the gun metallic. The car is for single person or SMALL family ..don't plan on putting four people's camping supplies in it for the week! THe back seat does go down, making it larger if no passengers in back. The gas mileage---one has to manually put it in "econo" mode...and drive it like Granny would. If you put it in sports mode and use the paddle shifter-like it was a manual trans, you get performance !


Best Features

The exterior looks of the car can be mistaken with NO other car. It's unique. It's fun. It's sporty. IF that describes YOU< then perfect exterior. Interior, fun red painted door inserts and by the shifter control. Great speakers/radio. Navi is fine, works great. Handsfree phone, easiest to use that I've found so far. HEATED seats!!!!! HIGH off the ground, so no worries in rain, low dips in road or high parking cement stops. All great with this car! Back up camera in color and awesome! The car screams, "Fun, Fun, Fun!" and it is fun, fun, fun!


Worst Features

Needs a tad more cargo room ( or going up to the other models that are larger). Needs driver's side electric 6 way seat for perfect vision past the large side view mirrors. Because no key entry/start be careful not to leave the car in "drive" when you exit the car...it has a loud alarm/signal to warn you to check, but car can roll away!!!


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Nissan compensation
12 of 15 people found this review helpful
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By sec2011juke
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2012 Nissan Juke S 4dr Hatchback AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT)


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Juke owners seem to mostly be in agreement that their cars are not getting the mpg numbers that were advertised. Mine should be getting 30mpg highway and it it does well to get to 23.5. MANY other auto makers have had models with this problem and they have compensated owners for the problem. WHY is Nissan refusing? Dealerships I've spoken to say they get regular complaints about the Juke mpg; the internet is loaded with customer compaints. I was advised to call the 1-800-Nissan1 by my dealership to try to get some compensation. When I called, I was told that there is NOTHING offered to resolve this problem. [non-permissible content removed].


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Awesome
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By mixie1
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2012 Nissan Juke S 4dr Hatchback AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT)


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I don't know why all the negative comments about MPG. If you put a lot of miles on a vehicle, use ECO. This car is zippy enough without having the turbo on all the time. I am getting 28 mpg combined highway and city. Can't complain about that. I love everything about this car.


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