Used 2011 Nissan Juke SL 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Consumer Reviews
The JUKE is let's say unique looking and I thought it was a joke of a car until I drove it. It brought a smile to my face. It is a very engaging car to drive, very spirited, and the seats are extremely comfortable, and definitely not found in cars at this price point. We now have just over 20,000 miles on our Juke and to date it has been very reliable. Inteior pluses are comforatbe seats, easy to read gauges, large rearview side mirrors. wish there was a center armrest, window and door lock switches should light up, and wish there was ambient lighting. Rear seat room should be increased a couple inches both in leg room and head room. ^th gear needs to be more fuel econmy minded.
Having owned this car now for 20k miles Nissan has already replaced the stereo, timing chain and now the engine. DO NOT PUCHASE A JUKE OR ANYTHING FROM NISSAN WITH THE 1.6L TURBO. These motors eat themselves by stretching the timing chain due to a failed design. Check Juke forums and user rviews, when the owners think replacing a mtoro at 20k, 40k or 60k is common you should stay far away.
I had been waiting for this a couple months, the design was what caught my eye and the turbo sold me. Once I took the test drive, it was a matter of Stick or Auto. Went with the White SL FWD Manual. But wouldn't fault those with auto. I love every aspect of this car from the ride height, sporty feels, design, and fun factor. The looks from other drivers is fun. caught a police officer rubber necking as I drove by him. People ask me with a smile what it is or if that is the Juke from Nissan.
After driving this car for 2 years I thought it'd be fair to update my ownership experience. I still like the car, I don't think I love it anymore. It's a fun car, but that's it. When you want to have fun, it delivers, when you want to just drive, it lacks a bit. I went to the dealership for a "check engine" light and they replaced my engine. The A/C makes a split second grinding noise the dealer can't figure out/reproduce. The trust factor is gone, I don't think I want to keep this car past manufaturer's warranty. I can't get over 27 hwy mpg. I've tried it many ways, on many roads, on the AZ flat desert and can't. It's got a lifetime MPG of 25.8
Thought I'd write a review on one that has a few years and miles under its belt. First off, I bought this used and the carfax showed that at 50,000 miles the engine blew because of the timing chain problem. Nissan put a new motor in. I bought it at 80,000 and Nissan apparently had a recall because they replaced the chain again (probably not realizing they had already done so when they replace the motor). I now have over 130,00 miles on the car and 80,000 or more on the motor and have had no major issues. Car is fun to drive. I keep it on Normal mode and regularly get 27-30 MPG with a mix of highway and city driving (I have the manual 6 speed). When loaded down with two or more passengers, the turbo can be a bit noisy inside at hwy speeds and it's not the most luxurious ride, but then again that's not the selling point of this car. I had a mechanic friend change the useless fog lights into daytime running lights so now it's a safer car. We have a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder with 240,000 miles on it and it's still going strong. Hoping this one lasts as well.