Yup, I like it. I was going to take a trailer out on the road today and give it a proper test, but the wind made me think better of it
As for the towbar itself, it's good. It's a westfalia one (nissan re-branded) and the towing arm comes out diagonally from just to the right of the rear fog light, and the electrics are just to the left of the fog light, and fold away when not in use so you can't see anything of the towbar. A couple of small cuts in the bumper are required which you can see if you are looking, but they are tucked out the way so not noticable really. Comes with a plastic plug which clicks into place in the hole so it doesn't get filled with crap from the road as well.
I have the 1.6 n/a petrol as well and from my tows around the car park at the gliding club, seems to handle a glider trailer perfectly well. I'm now hoping to be testing it properly next week!
I've had one fitted. The dealer arranged it with a local fitting company and it's a Westfalia one. As Stormrider says it's a very neat job and when not in use is only visible if you are looking for it. Only use it for my bike carrier though, not towing. I'll take some pictures next time I use it which will probably be next weekend now.
JoE or storm
can I ask you 2 as I dont tow and dont really know all the rules etc but legal weights aside is the Juke really big enough to tow such items. I know its with in weight as I know most responsible tow ers do things properly its just that i consider the Juke a small car and it seems you are both towing things that should be hind a Volvo if you get me
I am not criticising either of you just curious thanks
It's smallish but it's a heavy car (1225kg is the kerb weight of mine now). I've seen much smaller cars tow things before
Don't forget that in reality, with passengers, luggage and all the crap I keep in my car, the actual weight will be a lot higher as well. I won't really be towing the 1,200kg 2-seater trailer very often, if at all (only if the situation is desperate) but more likely single seaters which are more in the order of 750kg or so.
I towed one of our single seat trailers around the car park at the airfield last week, and it handled a lot better than a lot of other cars I know. The wheels of the Juke are very close to the back of the car - hardly any overhang - which makes for a stable towing car as well.
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