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Old 09-28-2012, 06:49 AM   #1
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Default Nissan Releases Some Info on Production Juke NISMO [Paris Auto Show]



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Regardless of whether you run hot or cold on the funny-looking Nissan Juke, anyone can appreciate more power and better handling. Aggressive styling never hurts, either, and all three upgrades characterize the NISMO-fied Juke scheduled to go on sale soon. We already told you that the Juke NISMO is coming our way, but we now know more about the hotted-up weird-mobile.



Thanks to a mildly massaged version of its turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder, the Juke NISMO gets a power bump from 188 to 197 hp. New front and rear bumpers, wider side skirts, a modified grille, and tailgate spoiler improve aerodynamics. The standard 17-inch wheels and 215/55 tires are replaced with larger 18-inchers wearing wider, lower-profile 225/45 rubber.


Inside, the NISMO-fication includes a special shift knob, steering wheel, pedals, gauges, and doorsills. More-supportive, suede-trimmed seats with red stitching are installed, along with faux suede trim for the steering wheel.


The Juke NISMO will be available with either front- or all-wheel drive; like standard Jukes, front-drive versions can be had with a manual transmission, while a continuously variable transmission is standard on models with four driven wheels. Sales start in Europe early next year, and it should arrive on our shores shortly after that. Now all we need is an affordable Juke-R.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:40 AM   #2
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I was hoping for more than 9 hp, wheels, and a body kit.
When will they mate the 6 speed with AWD?
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:12 AM   #3
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I was hoping for more than 9 hp, wheels, and a body kit.
When will they mate the 6 speed with AWD?
All this...
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:37 AM   #4
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I was hoping for more than 9 hp, wheels, and a body kit.
When will they mate the 6 speed with AWD?
You just wanted an excuse to buy more wheels. 9hp is pretty weak.
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:21 PM   #5
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No 6-speed on AWD models?

Do people actually buy these CUV things in FWD anyway, ever?
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:40 PM   #6
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Um..

Have you heard of cars like the
CRV
Highlander
escape


Those ring a bell. The vast majority of CUV's are FWD
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:51 PM   #7
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Um..

Have you heard of cars like the
CRV
Highlander
escape


Those ring a bell. The vast majority of CUV's are FWD
Good lord. I had no idea it had gotten this bad. People actually buy jacked-up mini station wagons and they don't even get them with haldex?
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:46 PM   #8
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Being ugly as sin makes it a moot point.

People who think that anything different must equal better, will probably want it, and will buy it anyway.

People with actually functioning eyesight will run away screaming, regardless.

An object lesson in BAD design... or is that too much of an exposition from "elements of style?"
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:04 PM   #9
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You may find this hard to believe Hip...

But we do not come to you as the end all authority on design.

I know that may be shocking...

I will give you time.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:18 PM   #10
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Don't care what other people do.

I can still voice my opinion here. I don't expect others to adopt it unless they want to agree with the points I make.

I can't voice other people's opinions, they aren't mine to voice. So, I'll stick to mine.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:25 PM   #11
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I have told you this a dozen times before. It is not what you say. It is the way you say it.
You can come across as a tad preachy at times.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:30 PM   #12
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Being criticized no matter what rhetorical devices, no matter what angle of approach I use...

I no longer care.

I am damned if I do, damned if I don't, and damned if I try something else. Whatever.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:34 PM   #13
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Must be rough always being the victim.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:37 PM   #14
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I like it. Always liked the Juke.

197 HP is excellent for the price and size of the little crossover. It's not an all out performance car, if people were after.

Can buy a Juke R, if money was not a problem.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:38 PM   #15
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9 more horsepower is not enough to outrun the ugly.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:39 PM   #16
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No 6-speed on AWD models?
Too expensive to certify for a low production, relatively inexpensive car.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:32 AM   #17
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Even though I fear the styling wrath of Hip, my wife and I like the Juke triple black accent in red. So much so we will probably pick one up.
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It's okay I actually love the looks of the juke
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:48 AM   #19
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It's okay I actually love the looks of the juke
Scrappy, I think you and I have Already established that we have the same taste in cars.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:01 PM   #20
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The wife and I test drove a Juke about a week ago. Our only complaints whe how tiny it feels inside (i'm 6'5" and She is 5'10"), other than that its a great sporty little crossover and the CVT isn't as annoying as i thought it would be.
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:04 PM   #21
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Buy backs are normal part of consumer satisfaction today, Far less costly then litigation.
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Too expensive to certify for a low production, relatively inexpensive car.
I doubt they would have to certify a manual version of the AWD car separately.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:22 PM   #23
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No 6-speed on AWD models?

Do people actually buy these CUV things in FWD anyway, ever?
Yes, they do.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:25 PM   #24
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The wife and I test drove a Juke about a week ago. Our only complaints whe how tiny it feels inside (i'm 6'5" and She is 5'10"), other than that its a great sporty little crossover and the CVT isn't as annoying as i thought it would be.
It's so tiny. ;o That's the only problem. Maybe if it was in the body of a Rogue or Murano with the same AWD but better weight to HP and torque ratio I'd be so interested. Nissan has interesting style, interior and exterior. I'm not too keen on the fact that the taillights are kind of bland and single colored msot of the time though. The Juke isn't any exception. I never liked how the interior air vents look so cheap with those round air vents.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:37 PM   #25
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Good lord. I had no idea it had gotten this bad. People actually buy jacked-up mini station wagons and they don't even get them with haldex?
Haha. My wife has a 2006 CRV with Realtime AWD. I could not think of owning one with a gaping hole in the rear carrier mount.
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