Kevin White 5pts Unlike most of the people who visit comments sections on articles like these, I don't think the juke is ugly in the sense that it's unattractive. It certainly is weird, and quirky. I bought one, so obviously I can't think it's that ugly, eh? I have a 2012 6-speed. However, I can't imagine that the ride is actually okay. The ride in a standard Juke is okay, if perhaps you only ever drive on well-groomed roads without expansion joints, parking lot entry bumps, potholes, broken pavement, or anything of the sort. If you live somewhere like Southeast Michigan, the ride is unacceptably terrible and I can't imagine that making the suspension stiffer in the NISMO can improve it. There's an awful amount of head toss because of the high ground clearance and upright seating position, not to mention from the short wheelbase. Often when merging onto a highway, the ramp joints jar you enough that you feel like you're going to lose control of the vehicle. The stock car also has an obnoxious off-on power delivery - no power below boost threshold, then WHAM! power. Unless you keep it wound up or are okay shifting extremely early and thus driving like a slug, you end up bucking you and your passengers and feeling scared when pulling out if you shift too early. I'm actually considering trading in for a Focus ST. Anyway, I wish people would stop being so damn annoying about how ugly the car is. It's not going to hurt you just being there, being ugly.