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Re: Nissan Juke?

As others have already mentioned the boot space is ridiculously small.
I had a Peugeot 206 and it had a larger boot space than the Juke (I'm not kidding).
Also the plastics feel extremelty cheap and badly put together especially in the back passenger seats. I haven't driven it, but when I saw the size of the boot I just ran away. It is really THAT small. A showstopper for many I think.

Moreover, if you don't have the 4 wheel drive why do you want to spend more fuel due to the increased drag and weight? It might look interesting but it's style () over function. As a city car is pointless and quite a joke compared to the Honda Jazz, or other truly practical cars.
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Old 25.09.2012, 12:19
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mrs. wants a red one.
Interesting statistic from the recent past (I don't think it's wholly accurate now): More accident related insurance claims in the UK, involved RED cars.
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Old 25.09.2012, 12:26
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Interesting statistic from the recent past (I don't think it's wholly accurate now): More accident related insurance claims in the UK, involved RED cars.
Ha, my mom thought that years ago when I got a red Nissan Micra. She was convinced everyone was going to be hitting me - until she realised that nearly one out of three cars she saw on the road was red. Never heard another word about it. And no, I never had an accident in it either.
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Old 25.09.2012, 12:30
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As others have already mentioned the boot space is ridiculously small.
I had a Peugeot 206 and it had a larger boot space than the Juke (I'm not kidding).
Also the plastics feel extremelty cheap and badly put together especially in the back passenger seats. I haven't driven it, but when I saw the size of the boot I just ran away. It is really THAT small. A showstopper for many I think.

Moreover, if you don't have the 4 wheel drive why do you want to spend more fuel due to the increased drag and weight? It might look interesting but it's style () over function. As a city car is pointless and quite a joke compared to the Honda Jazz, or other truly practical cars.
due to the hills and lanes of Cornwall mrs. G wants 4x4, and as we are not in the Range Rover Defender class this is what we're looking at
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Old 25.09.2012, 13:47
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Ha, my mom thought that years ago when I got a red Nissan Micra. She was convinced everyone was going to be hitting me - until she realised that nearly one out of three cars she saw on the road was red. Never heard another word about it. And no, I never had an accident in it either.
Didn't expect statistical laws of average to be sussed so soon - doh.

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due to the hills and lanes of Cornwall mrs. G wants 4x4, and as we are not in the Range Rover Defender class this is what we're looking at
The Toyota still looks better - and it looks a bit like one of the original (and nicest looking) SUV's - the Honda H-RV



The only snag with these, is that they're not made any more (you'd have to find a good 2nd hand one) and they were only made with 4 seats (which is what stopped me getting one)
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due to the hills and lanes of Cornwall mrs. G wants 4x4, and as we are not in the Range Rover Defender class this is what we're looking at
So you are going for the 190 hp version ??? (that's the only 4WD version of the car!!!, be careful about this, the others are FWD)
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Interesting statistic from the recent past (I don't think it's wholly accurate now): More accident related insurance claims in the UK, involved RED cars.
I was told our most accident rated was White in winter and silver- grey in summer due to them blending in with the snow or the colour of the roads. But they also said those colours were bought the most so therefore were involved in more accidents. Who knows? They also said brighter colours were the best for other drivers to see you, and were involved in less accidents (unless they hit a white or silver car...)
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I had 1 for a week as a hire, and I was happy to give one a whirl as an upgrade. It only had 75 miles on it and nearly 1,000 when I put it back, and it was ok but nothing great, and the lasting memory was the driving position... odd, not bad, just odd. Getting folks in the back involved a bit of bending and head/legroom wasn't so hot, up front was ok though, but the boot is just plain rubbish. It was well equipped and finished, and around town it was pretty decent drive with good visibility, light steering so easy to park, fairly economical and it was nippy enough so that's clearly where it's at home. Unfortunately I stuck it on a motorway though, and that was a different story as it runs out of puff faster than a fat guy in a brothel. It was quite noisy from the road, engine and wind, the economy was pretty poor, and the odd driving position meant I never got really comfy in it. On the slow twisty's is wasn't bad, but didn't inspire confidence either, vague probably best describes it. Fast bends, just weren't and show it a hill or lots of bends and I was doing waaay to much cog swapping to keep it moving.

All in all, I wish I'd taken the Pug 308 I was instead and was fairly glad to put the Juke, and wouldn't spend my 'hard earned' on one.
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Re: Nissan Juke?

He wont listen, you know ..... he's been told ..... form over function ....... in red.
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He wont listen, you know ..... he's been told ..... form over function ....... in red.

Timmy, you been down the pub again?.. it's mrs. G wants the red one.

we looked at a Juke in a dealer here.. uhhh... quite recently... and you guys are right about the boot... mrs. G thought it was ok, about the size our our Daihatsu until I pointed out the door (hatch?) closed at a 45° angle.

still haven't driven one .. that will be the next test on the list.


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So you are going for the 190 hp version ??? (that's the only 4WD version of the car!!!, be careful about this, the others are FWD)
we looked at what I think was called the Tekna model, and that has a three way switch, you can choose between two WD, four WD, or in a neutral position and the car will decide based on road conditions ( how very kind of it )
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I was told our most accident rated was White in winter and silver- grey in summer due to them blending in with the snow or the colour of the roads. But they also said those colours were bought the most so therefore were involved in more accidents. Who knows? They also said brighter colours were the best for other drivers to see you, and were involved in less accidents (unless they hit a white or silver car...)
Oh dear. We've just ordered a Titanium Silver Qashqai Tekna.
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