Jayannlay, you are right - of course you are. My post was not intended to put a cap on issues that others may have.Goes to show even the most seasoned forum poster can get it wrong. So I am happy to be told off and take one on the chin.jayannlay said:I think ****'s comments just further reveal the subjectivity of any review. All reviews are valid whether we agree or not. One man's meat is another man's poison and so on.
To me mpg is crucial in my evaluation. Acceleration is emphatically not. Engine noise annoys me to bits. Road noise not so much. Top speed? Don't care. Cornering? I'm not a rally driver and I don't drive as if I am so not bothered. Gears? I like a good gear-change but a notchy one doesn't wind me up.
For me it's comfort, mpg, engine noise, general appearance, reliability, decent workmanship.
So I would respectfully ask **** not to advise people to avoid issues of mpg, colour, delivery or customer service because if that's crucial to YOU then you SHOULD be commenting on it.
****,12Inchmick said:This leaves me wondering if the author actually drove the car!!!
I have had many types of car in my 30 plus years of driving - including a good many years on the circuit in various formulas. In my opinion the CVT box is pure genius..............
From take off to dead stop the gear changes are seamless, the Juke delivers smooth constant acceleration in both Eco and Normal modes. Only when in Spots mode do you feel the Jukes high revving engine challenge the CVT's graceful nature. When flooring it from a standing start the CVT gives the impression of searching for a suitable gear to launch you - this is only momentarily the case and the Juke is then away - fast and smooth. The high revs soon die away as speed increases and the CVT once again proves its worth delivering a seamless driving experience. (This is further enhanced by using the Spots button on the gear lever, holding the gears longer - similar to an overdrive facility) But using this will certainly eat into the MPG figures. (Bothered?)
Cornering in the Juke Tekna CVT 1.6 Petrol is not as good as a BMW, Golf, Astra etc.............. but did you expect it to be? The cornering is good for a car of this ride height and as yet has not left me feeling worried when cornering at speed, but then I always drive to the conditions and the limits of the car.
If you want a car that corners like a BMW - Go buy a BMW.......... Thats not what I bought the Juke for.
Is the Juke really that noisy? I have never driven a quieter car - what road noise? My area suffers from poor road surfaces generally and I am not finding the Juke noisy at all.
In truth there is very little that critics can say about the Juke from a Drive point of view - it is a great drive for the price, where it falls down is on the interior build quality, dash, lighting etc which has been well documented on this forum already.
This is obviously one mans view of his Juke - a very happy man - glad he made a good choice for once.
If you read this far - thanks
If you are waiting for your Juke - its worth it
If you have yours - post your experience - not only MPG or Colour or Delivery or even Customer Service
How Does Yours Drive??? and how does it make YOU Feel?
Hang on - the review wasn't that bad! OK - so he didn't particularly like the CVT and commented on the road noise. Everything else was pretty favourable - 8/10, 9/10 if forgoing the top-of-the-range CVT 4WD model.12Inchmick said:This leaves me wondering if the author actually drove the car!!!
I agree my opening line might have been harsh...........ctrollen said:Hang on - the review wasn't that bad! OK - so he didn't particularly like the CVT and commented on the road noise. Everything else was pretty favourable - 8/10, 9/10 if forgoing the top-of-the-range CVT 4WD model.12Inchmick said:This leaves me wondering if the author actually drove the car!!!
Of course, I've not even driven a Juke yet, but that review is not even close to putting me off it at all.