Behind the Wheel listener Gareth wants some advice on the Nissan JUKE.
Hey guys, the wife and I are looking at a Nissan JUKE as a second car, what do you think? We are looking for a five door hatch under $30,000. Any other suggestions around this price?
Thanks for the email Gareth, you can check out our most recent Nissan JUKE review here. We also put your question to the Behind the Wheel team. Here’s what they came up with…
Simon Lai – Kia Cerato. You get a whole heap of features as well some decent performance out of your pick of a 1.8L or 2.0L engine. Great touchscreen with sat-nav, reversing camera and sensors, and proximity smart key, electric mirrors, leather trim in the upper grades.
Comfortable, economical, with a bit of zip. Plus you can’t beat Kia’s industry leading 7 year unlimited kilometre warranty.
Joel Helmes – The JUKE? Good heavens how can you look past that styling???
If those three aren’t to your liking (too boring?) then why not test-drive a Kia Soul? You get that seven year warranty and that’s an advantage over the Nissan to start with.
My preference though would be an entry-level Volkswagen Golf – you might find your second car becomes your first with this one. Prices start at just $23,900.
Chris Miller – Gareth, walk past the Nissan JUKE and head straight to the Nissan QASHQAI. It’s a ripper little car, kind of a cross between a hatch and a small SUV, the QASHQAI is well under $30,000 and with all that Nissan reliability and build quality, but with much better styling than the JUKE.
Peter Hitchener – I agree with Simon in that the Kia Cerato is an impressive little offering. Obviously there’s the Toyota Corolla, Mazda3 and Hyundai i30 to look at. But, how about the Skoda Yeti? Funky styling, good pricing and a nice solid feel – I reckon give the Yeti a go!
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