2014 Nissan Juke

connected to Yaris and Accord post Hey guys, thank you for your advice and support! I’m taking the 2014 Nissan Juke SV AWD to a transmission mechanic in about an hour. Any questions you think I should ask? It’s a 2.5 hr appt and they said they’d check the engine, tranny, chassis, drivetrain, basic electrical, and a couple other things I don’t remember. We noticed some rust underneath, so I’m going to ask how bad that is. The dealership mechanics also still need to work on the front lower control arms for suspension. I am going to put the dealership mechanic in contact with our independent mechanic.
Ideally we’d take it to a regular mechanic too, but we’re short on time and our trusted one is booked till next week.

I know the CVT is probably not the best and I’ll need to do a strict maintenance schedule. We’ll probably get an extended warranty from a 3rd party after we’ve purchased it. I don’t feel good about going with the dealership’s extended warranty.

EDIT because I can’t make another comment: Ok guys, what about the Subaru Forester 2.5X or Subaru Outback 3.6R? I know we seem scatter brained as heck. We have ADHD, and for further context we want a commuter car and an SUV for camping.

In your other thread, someone advised against buying any Nissan vehicle with a CVT, and that was valid advice.
Even if the trans specialist says that it is “okay” right now, those Nissan CVTs have a very limited life span before they need to be replaced.

Additionally, third-party extended warranties have so many weasel clauses in them that they rarely–if ever–pay any claims. Save your money on an extended warranty unless you can get one from Nissan itself.

Bear in mind that the dealership might be selling third-party warranties. The ONLY extended warranties that have any value are the ones from the vehicle mfr itself.


+1 Agree completely. And if you do end up purchasing this Juke, I would immediately take it to a Nissan dealership to have the transmission fluid changed, and would then do that again every 30,000 miles thereafter. These are not robust transmissions, and frankly I would pass on this car because of the piss poor quality of Nissan’s CVTs


I was at least one of the voices warning against a Nissan with a CVT.

I’d also agree with NOT getting an extended warranty. All you know for sure when you buy one is that you spent the money; it may or may not cover any repairs.

If you actually have the cash to buy an extended warranty, you’re far better off keeping that cash in the bank in case you ever need it. If you have to finance the warranty (“roll it into your payment”), just don’t.


When you get done looking at the CVT posts, take a look at the Subie posts. Why not just look for a nice Toyota, Honda, Ford, GM?