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Hi Everyone,
My wife is disabled and we presently run a Motability Scheme Vauxhaul Zafira, but this month (June) we have to order our new car for September delivery, which is every three years. We were hooked on the new Meriva at first, then after looking around for other similar sized models, we looked at the Quaskai which until we saw the beautiful Force Red Juke at the other side of the showroom, we decided to look it over. We both thought it was so mean looking with the low cut windows and sloping roof, the Quashkai, was overlooked. Our main concern was the size of the boot, but we can manage to get her three wheel electric scooter in qute comfortably, once the seat is removed and the handle bar is folded flat. Although we wanted a smaller car than the Zafira, we didn't want to have to drop the rear seats, to get the wheelchair in and the Juke was just perfect for our needs.

We took the Juke for a test drive (1.6 petrol) Accenta with Premium pack and as I am the driver, fell in love with this sporty looking crossover. We gave it a good run around town and along our local by-pass were we managed toreach eightywithout being spotted by a police car. We tried out the various modes on the fuel selection of Eco, Normal & Sport and was surprised how flexible this system is, to adjust to your driving choice. We liked everything about this car and am happy to say we placed out order whenwe got back to the dealership. we were away for nigh on half an hour and I'm sure the salesman thought we had done a runner with it, by taking a rather long test drive.
I wanted the turbo engined version, but settled for the normal 1.6 on She Who Must Be Obeyed's intructions, butit's her disability, the car is for her really (by the way shedosen't drive) so who am I to be too greedy. So soon we will behaving our Force Red Accenta Premium and I think we are going to really enjoy this little beauty for the next three years, when we are due to change again.
Having a Motabilitycar is really good, because all we have to do isfind £799 up front and we get free road tax, insurance, breakdown cover, servicing, etc, all paid for by my wifes disabilty mobility allowance, which is taken by Motability each month, for the three year lease. Weare allowed20,000 miles per year, without having to pay any excess milage, then choose another new car in three years.Ok, we won't actually own the car, but hey, with a deal like that, who's complaining.
 

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Sounds great! Welcome to Juke world, your going to love it!
 

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Thank you guys for your welcome to the Juke Owners Forums. No Glen, I am not still riding motorbikes, but with the Biker centre console inside the Juke, it's like being aboard a Triumph Boneville again which I used to own back in the sixties. I think the Juke is the nearest I'm going to have to another bike at my age of 67, but hey, this old fart still likes a bit of umph and style! And the Jukes got it all for us.

When we get it on September the 10th this year, I'll let you know more when I have put it through its paces. As I said earlier I would have liked the turbo model, but even the bog standard 1.6 engine doesen't exactly hang about when you give it some wellie in sports mode.
 

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Geoff_Juke said:
Thank you guys for your welcome to the Juke Owners Forums. No Glen, I am not still riding motorbikes, but with the Biker centre console inside the Juke, it's like being aboard a Triumph Boneville again which I used to own back in the sixties. I think the Juke is the nearest I'm going to have to another bike at my age of 67, but hey, this old fart still likes a bit of umph and style! And the Jukes got it all for us.

When we get it on September the 10th this year, I'll let you know more when I have put it through its paces. As I said earlier I would have liked the turbo model, but even the bog standard 1.6 engine doesen't exactly hang about when you give it some wellie in sports mode.
geoff, i think you will fit in well on here,
 

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Well I Hope so Glen, Life does really begin at 40, well it did for me and I'm still enjoying it 27 years later. Live life to the full I say, Keep pace with younger people than yourself and you sort of don't grow old so quickly. Having this Juke will add a new lease of life to me and the wife, who are now retired and starting to enjoy life while we can. I suppose I am like a kid again, I have never been so excited over a car since I was 19, when I bought my first motor, an old sit up and beg Ford Pop, which I convertedby reboring the old side valve engine and addinga Rochdale Olympic Body, which was the fore runner of the modern day Kit Car. Later in my life, (1989) I built a Pilgrim Bulldog based on the 1300cc Morris Marina running gear. I later changed the lump for a MGB 1800 with a Dolomite gearbox and back axle, which got you from 0 to 60 in 9.5 secs, pretty fast in those days. Sadly, some prick ran into the back of me after I had had it three years and the car was a complete right off. From then on, I stuck to ordinary saloon cars of the period, but getting the Juke will make up for the old two tone green Buldog which I called Grasshopper. Happy days are here again.
 

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hi all just hoping that some one might be able to help my wife has ms and we have had a motability car for the last 9 years and are now about to change . we have been looking at the juke and where hoping to fit a swivle seatand are not sure if the door is ok . as any one see or had a swivel seat fited in a juke yet
 

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Hi jon b,
Have you contacted any of the Motability car specialists, who advertise in the Motability Magazine, to see if the Juke is suitable for fitting a swivel seat. Or you could have a word with your local Nissan dealer, to see if they can fit one. Normally though, when you order a Motability car that needs any form of adaption, you have to order it through those companies that deal with special adaptions. Or contact Motability and they will put you in touch with one of these dealers. You may have to pay extra for the conversion, above the price of the model you are thinking of having.
 

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Im A Motability fleet controller for Nissan Coventry. We have not sold many Juke's on Motability as the deposits have been a little to high. But I have had one adapted with a swivel seat for the passenger. Normal seat just fitted onto the swivel runner. Only down side is the seat will loose its adjustment. (forwards and back) There was not quite enough room for both runners. so just fixed the swivel runner in the customers seating position.
Sorry have not been able to read the first page of this thread so disregard if N/A
 
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