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A recent emailer wrote:
You seem to be very knowledgeable about cars — but what about those of us who don’t have six figures to spend on a flashy rocket sled? I am shopping for my son, who will be 18 years old later this year. I want to get him something that will be reliable and fun, but nothing that will get him in to trouble — no muscle cars like the Camaro or Challenger.
The car I just recommended for my nephew, who will be 17 year old and a senior next year is this: The Nissan Juke. (My only connection to Nissan is the missus’ Daily Driver is a 370Z)
Its cheap (starts under $20k), youthful and unlike anything else on the market from mainstream autos. Its been out in Europe for some time now, seems to get decent gas mileage, and has a suprisingly sophisticated AWD system for an inexpensive car similar to the Acura S-AWD system. ( More details from Nissan are after the jump).
I suspect Nissan thinks this can be a high volume model, competing with ther Civic/CRV or RAV4. It looks like Nissan spent a ton of money on some very slick videos (see their site, or go to the videos here).
And as the photos show, its definitely funky:
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Chevrolet Volt car, the MPV5′s wheels are powered by electricity coming from a large lithium-ion battery. The MPV5 can drive up to 32 miles in city traffic on a fully charged battery. A small gasoline engine generates electricity for longer drives
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