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6 Speed is The Way to Go
By chalper on
Vehicle2013 Nissan Juke SL 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
manual Juke is a blast to drive. The clutch, shift linkage and synchos are top notch, and give a sport car feel to the vehicle.It handles well ( moderate lean on aggressive cornering) for a CUV, and the steering is quite quick and precise.Brakes have a good feel as well.There is little cargo area, with the seat up, but when I need to haul something, the seat quickly folds and it is adeqaute for normal Home Depot and Costco runs. If you want to tote a 4X8 sheet of plywood or an XMAS tree, get a truck.I wanted a sporty driving vehicle, with a little cargo capability (our BMW Convertible is no help there), so the little Juke is perfect. No CVT for me, it would spoil the Juke's character.
Best FeaturesFree revving engine , good clutch and gearbox feel, agile handling ( steering response), and good brakes.Back up camera is handy. Heated seats.And...styling that's in your face! If you like vanilla and want to blend in, look elsewhere!
Worst FeaturesDurability of gear shift ball finish. Durability of trim finisher on back seat folding mechanism.
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