Sunday, May 14, 2017

The Nissan Juke

... is a fun, little car.

I'm on a trip to the East Coast this week and I've got a Nissan Juke as my rental car. 2-doors and nimble, it turns on a dime and has decent pick-up. It's got a back seat, but that's more for show than anything else. I wouldn't put friends back there,

You can feel the road, but it's still comfortable. The instrument layout is clean and easy to understand. It's got reverse camera, which I love.

The only drawback is it wants you to download and use an app called NissanConnect to play media from your phone via bluetooth. Grr. It wants you to create an account with Nissan and sign in and blah blah blah. Why am I doing this? All I want is to play my Newsboys station from Pandora. Very annoying. That and the aux cable input doesn't work, so no music for KT on this trip, at least no music from my phone.

As our president might say, Sad!

It's a cute car. I rather like the styling.


Ilíon said...

I have a little device (brand name "Car Tunes") which plugs into the cigarette lighter for power and transmits MP3 and WMP files over FM radio (full range of FM stations selectable)
* it has 4GB memory onboard;
* it accepts USB memory sticks (up to 4GB)
* it accepts SD memory cards (up to 4GB)
* it accepts "audio-in" from another device.

The biggest problem is that it's impossible to read its display panel in daylight, and difficult at night.

Ilíon said...

But, for the most part, once you select a station that works in your area, you rarely need to look at the display.

Ilíon said...

It is a nice looking car.

Jedi Master Ivyan said...

Is there a K-Love station nearby? Or Air One?