I may have found my next car.
I still hope that it will be mine not today, not tomorrow, but years down the road. I do want to be prepared, though, and investigate ahead of time.
On Saturday I had the chance to read the latest issue of Motor Trend magazine, the one where they did the SUV of the Year article. Turned out to be a Porsche Cayenne. Nice, but way out of my price league (though I came close when I tried here and here). But they had a write-up of all the competitors, including the Nissan Juke.
You’re not going to mistake it for anything else.
Part of it looks like a Porsche, part of it looks like some 10th-grade boy’s study hall drawings.
Lighter colors tend to emphasize the out-jutting wheel wells.
I’m thinking of a darker color. It comes in silver and a darker gray (“gun metal”, I think).
Those are the turn signals up high on the hood, still visible from the front and from the side. Head lights in the middle, fog lights down low.
And I like this picture. It makes me think I can pick it up and make it zoom across the floor like a toy.
So the details: All-wheel drive, turbo-charger, continuously-variable transmission, 4 doors, a back-up camera, and serious driving fun. I haven’t seen the road clearance numbers, but it looks to be good.
Some of the pictures, especially the red ones, remind me of the Porsche 959