2015 Nissan Juke Nismo RS 1.6 turbo petrol

Faults:

Nothing so far.

General Comments:

I test drove a Fiesta ST and the new Polo GTI, and was on the verge of getting the Fiesta when I saw a Nissan Juke Nismo on the road. I went for a test drive and loved it, then I heard about a newer more hardcore performance model in the pipeline called the Nismo RS. I waited for that and did a test drive in the manual and auto versions, and placed an order for the manual version a few days later.

Its performance and handling are very good; maybe not quite on par with the Fiesta ST, although it's very close, but it just feels a nicer place to be, really makes you feel like you're in something special. It's a bit higher than a standard car, and it feels bigger inside, and it has some great techy gadgets like the LCD boost gauge and G-Force counter; it's kinda like a little Skyline GTR. I decided to go for the storm white paint with the Recaro seats, which look fantastic with the red Nimso trim.

Looking around, there is not really anything like it on the road currently in terms of sports crossovers, and 218 BHP from its 1.6 turbo engine makes for a very enjoyable ride.

My only niggle is why did Nissan only release a 4WD version in automatic, which has much less power.

Very good car, but a manual 1.6 turbo with 4WD would have made a great car fantastic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th May, 2015

2015 Nissan Juke Acenta Premium 1.2L 3 cylinder petrol turbo 115bhp

Summary:

Early days and impressed

Faults:

Nothing yet - I have just taken delivery of a Juke. Very impressed.

General Comments:

Fit and finish appears a bit light weight, so comments on durability will follow. It's not BMW quality, but I didn't pay BMW money - nor was my previous Ford that good for that matter!

The small engine impresses with its urge off the line, and I am taking it easy, so it will possibly feel even better as things go on. Taking it easy has resulted in an average MPG of 44 so far - see if that keeps up.

Gadget count is high and easy to use - nav/Bluetooth/DAB/reversing camera and so on. All touch screen and a doddle to use.

Rear space is a bit pokey, but I knew that anyway - the split boot floor means the boot is large enough to cope nowadays.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th March, 2015

18th Mar 2015, 21:27

OP here - 5 days in and today the nav/radio/bluetooth wouldn't come on. I think it's a noted problem on here -- hope not.

28th Mar 2015, 22:42

I seem to have got to the bottom of the infotainment issue, in that I think it can just take its time to boot up on the odd morning. If it doesn't come on straight away, it does after a couple of minutes - like most computer style things, this period feels like an age when it clearly isn't, but so far so good.

Oh, and take out the false floor in the boot and it's massive!!! Hope I never rue the fact that the extra space is freed up by the absence of a spare wheel LOL!! I think the fuel tank has reduced capacity to free up space too.

23rd Apr 2015, 19:26

Still got the I.C.E. issues - but it's a gremlin I can live with. The ride is a bit washboard jiggly too. However overall I am happy - 4k miles in 6 weeks at 39 MPG overall - nippy and comfy too. Here's hoping this will be a long and happy relationship.

2012 Nissan Juke Tekna 1.6 DIG-T

Summary:

Makes me smile everytime I drive it

Faults:

Tear in the front driver's seat; that's it.

General Comments:

Fantastic car. Love it. It makes me smile every time I drive it.

I have the 1.6 DIG-T 190 Tekna engine. It is quick and it will hit 60 mph in 7.5 secs and prefers Super Unleaded. The engine is smooth and can shock a lot of BMW drivers and boy racers. It will cruise at 70 MPH at 2,900 RPM in 6th.

The handling is the only letdown, as I find it can't cope with the engine as well as it should be able to.

Overall I will give this car 8.5/10

I have ordered the new Juke in 1.6 DIG-T Tekna again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th August, 2014

2011 Nissan Juke Acenta 1.6 petrol

Summary:

Should be called the Nissan Joke - it is rubbish

Faults:

Air-conditioning malfunctioned at less than 3,000 miles, and stopped working completely at just over 4,000.

CD player broke at just over 5,000 miles.

Rear passenger door lock developed a fault and became difficult to use at less than 7,000 miles.

Seats were starting to wear by 10,000 miles.

Clutch wore out and needed replacement at barely 12,000 miles.

General Comments:

Unreliable.

Disappointing build quality.

Horrible to drive.

Should be called the Nissan Joke.

Why it is now one of the most popular 10 or so cars in Britain is beyond me.

Nissans have changed beyond recognition in the last 5 years, and for all the wrong reasons.

They used to be known for reliability, but I owned 3 Peugeot's previously and they were all far better.

After 16 months and 14,000 miles, enough was enough and I traded it in for a new Ford Focus.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th March, 2013

24th Oct 2014, 20:58

On reading these pages, it seems that Nissan build and reliability is not as good as in the days before they were owned by Renault? Just an observation...