2011 Nissan Juke: A New Owner's Paint Chip Issues
April 29, 2011
So I checked in with my brother, new owner of a 2011 Nissan Juke, to see how he's liking his new car. He still loves it a lot but his worse (well one of his worse) fear has been realized: lots of chipped paint and even a chip in his windshield.
He went to a car wash and paid extra to have them "fill in the chips so they won't crack more." Cost was $40 and the guy told him that "the front of the car might contribute to the rocks hitting it in a certain way since it is shaped more rounded at the front, causing the rocks to fly in...or something." I dunno. What do you guys think of that?
In any case, bro is frustrated. He says that he's been careful of keeping space between the Juke and other vehicles but still his car gets dinged, particularly in the center of the hood. "There were soooo many," he lamented. And this is why we can't have nice things in the city.
In other news, when he took the Juke up to visit our folks in Northern California, our mom loved it and a little kid he encountered in a church parking lot on Easter squealed, "Look, Daddy! IT'S the NEW JUKE!" Aw.
Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 5,322 miles