posted 6 years ago

New Nissan Juke Finance

Know to my cost … a Nissan Juke costs less than a loft conversion.

Know to my cost … a Nissan Juke costs less than a loft conversion. And - unlike ripping the roof from your house - its personal contract plan leaves you warm and happy rather than cold and miserable. Terms for the ACENTA Premium 1.6 2WD trim therefore include a £3,645 deposit of which Nissan contributes £1,000. This is followed by forty-two monthly payments of £199. Throughout this period motorists have an annual mileage allowance of 10,000, with excesses charged at 6 pence per-mile. At the end of the term there are three options. One, pay the £5,988 purchase fee to own the car. This equals £17,991 including interest. Option two is to return it like a bad roof tile. There should be nothing else to pay subject to mileage/condition. Option three is to part exchange via a new contract. Pleasingly, if the Juke is worth more than its purchase fee the difference contributes to the deposit.

The Nissan Juke has strengths to entice motorists from their freezing houses and into its warm cabin. The ACENTA Premium 1.6 2WD, for starters, has a colour reversing camera, Bluetooth, MP3 playback, and cruise control. The Juke also has space for five, averages a fair 47.1mpg, and hits 62mph in a reasonable 11 seconds. Cargo capacity is 251-litres which, although far from large, is enough for a few roof tiles and several bags of shopping. That brings us to the Juke's main selling point ... styling. This compact crossover looks like nothing else on the market (except perhaps beach buggies). It has therefore found favour with motorists who need a reliable car with confident handling - but are desperate to stand out like a botched loft conversion. Clearly, I should have ignored my loft and bought a Juke.