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Juke or puke?

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Sandwich

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So I'm kind of in love with the new Nissan Juke. It's sporty, has a small amount of off-road capacity, is extremely efficient due to direct injection, has a reasonable 0-60 time, AWD for the snow, and a small footprint for traffic and parking.

Shame it's so ugly though.

So let's have it...is it Juke, or puke?


 

Sandwich

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Is this like kinda digging a fattish chick, but you wont date her youre worried about what your friends will think?

If you like it, go for it.
I really don't care personally about what other people think about it...I kind of like that it's so ugly. I'm just wondering. My decision to buy one or not is mostly based on whether I can afford one, and whether my audi craps out or not.

I forgot the best part...the damn thing comes loaded at 23gs...nav and all.
 

Sghost

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I really don't care personally about what other people think about it...I kind of like that it's so ugly. I'm just wondering. My decision to buy one or not is mostly based on whether I can afford one, and whether my audi craps out or not.

I forgot the best part...the damn thing comes loaded at 23gs...nav and all.
What exactly is "loaded"? Banks give you a free Garmin just for opening a savings account and depositing $100
 

Kevin

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I really don't care personally about what other people think about it...I kind of like that it's so ugly. I'm just wondering. My decision to buy one or not is mostly based on whether I can afford one, and whether my audi craps out or not.

I forgot the best part...the damn thing comes loaded at 23gs...nav and all.
Ive seen it irl a couple times now, thought it looked better then in the pics for what its worth.
And the price is definitly sweet.
 

MTB_Rob_NC

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I was looking at this as well. It is very interesting given the possibile utility and 1.6L direct inject turbo motor. The weird part is the combination of the turbo, AWD system with the CVT transmission. If it had a 6spd sequential instead of the CVT I would be more intrigued. Good news is my Fiance' likes it too, so we may go test drive one just for fun.
 

IH8Rice

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The weird part is the combination of the turbo, AWD system with the CVT transmission. If it had a 6spd sequential instead of the CVT I would be more intrigued.
why is that so weird? it would be weird if Nissan didnt use their CVT.
6spd "sequentials" arent really used by anyone besides luxury or "supercar" mfgs. a DSG would be a better option then a "normal" tranny, but they still arent as efficient as Nissan's CVT
 

-BB-

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My decision to buy one or not is mostly based on whether I can afford one, and whether my audi craps out or not.
Well since it is an Audi I'd say the chances are 100% (ok, 99.999999999%) that it will crap out.

Don't gemme wrong, I love Audi but they don't hold up that well IMO.
 

MTB_Rob_NC

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why is that so weird? it would be weird if Nissan didnt use their CVT.
6spd "sequentials" arent really used by anyone besides luxury or "supercar" mfgs. a DSG would be a better option then a "normal" tranny, but they still arent as efficient as Nissan's CVT
Sorry I meant DSG not sequential. The CVT is still weird a little weird to me (I have driven a few in rental cars), I am not saying its bad. It would just seem more appealing (mostly to folks like us) with a 6spd or 6sp DSG option vs the CVT in the AWD version.
 

IH8Rice

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Sorry I meant DSG not sequential. The CVT is still weird a little weird to me (I have driven a few in rental cars), I am not saying its bad. It would just seem more appealing (mostly to folks like us) with a 6spd or 6sp DSG option vs the CVT in the AWD version.
it does take some getting used to, but after enough time with one, getting back into a normal tranny seems weird. i put about 30k hard miles in less than a year on my '09 Altima and loved it's transmission.
CVTs are much simpler, always in the right gear and Nissan offers a 10/120k warranty on the tranny alone.
while a DSG might have better performance, they arent better in mileage dept.
 

Sandwich

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Can a bike fit inside with the wheels on?

If not, kill it, kill it with fire.
Extremely doubtful...but I have never owned a car that you could do that in...even with a blazer and a wagon...but taking the front wheel off, well maybe. Regardless, I'm sure you can get a hitch for it, eventually, and that's a much better solution for carting bikes around, as I'm learning.

What exactly is "loaded"? Banks give you a free Garmin just for opening a savings account and depositing $100
CVT, AWD, navigation, heated seats, etc. Yeah, they'll give you a garmin from 8 years ago....it's a compact car that wants to be an SUV. It's not going to replace a jeep, but it'll do a lot better than my lowered S6 getting into the highland parking lot...
 

Sandwich

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Huh. I've never owned a car I could NOT do that in.

Anyway, since you don't care what other people think, I won't tell you I think it looks like the butt-ugly sister of a Pontiac Aztek and an Infiniti.

:rolleyes:
too true.

I guess I should preface that by specifying DH bike, with a boxxer and 1.5" HT, meaning zero turning radius, and 32" handlebars. It would probably swallow my trek whole, I just never bothered to find out.
 

Serial Midget

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I was a moped nerd before I turned 16 and grew to hate the belt drive cvt, I had the perception it was limiting the potential of my 50cc Puch.

I vote Juke for the future cult potential.

 

IH8Rice

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I was a moped nerd before I turned 16 and grew to hate the belt drive cvt, I had the perception it was limiting the potential of my 50cc Puch.
for low powered vehicles, yes, CVT's are teh suck. but a underpowered moped with a real 2-speed is even worse.


i was into mopeds as a kid as well :cool:
 

sanjuro

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I would find out how it drives. There was a scathing review from a Toronto paper on the Cube, and I lost all interest immediately.
 

dante

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Total fail in my opinion. If they'd gone for something that looked slightly less... cartoony it might be a different story, but do you honestly think that that look is going to age well? In another 4-5 years are you going to look at it and still think that it looks funky and cool?

Specs look great ($20k for 180hp turbo'd 1.6, AWD), but there's no way you'd catch me in that thing...

edit: It also has half the cargo space of a Fit, primarily thanks to it's design. Um, yeah, no thanks.
 
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IH8Rice

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There was a scathing review from a Toronto paper on the Cube, and I lost all interest immediately.
thats because that thing is a POS and looks even worse than the Juke. they must have been smoking crack when they designed the ass of that thing


if you want a shoebox, that Kia Soul is the best looking car of the bunch...and i say that gingerly