Originally Posted by A W
Yes, the people who want manuals and can live without AWD.
The rest buy the AWD that comes standard with the CVT. FYI Nissan aimed this vehicle at the young male audience and still offered the AWD trim with only the CVT. That should tell you something about what they expect from the majority of young male drivers. Ironically, the majority of customers who buy the Nissan Juke are females.
AWD also comes with a better rear suspension.
It is a fun little car, though your gas mileage will be around 25mpg or less if you do anything other than lock cruise control in at 55-65mph. Combine that with the small gas tank in the AWD and you can only go 230-250 miles on a tank, which is annoying on trips.