For those who might be tempted to ride on the beach or in soft sand: well don't. For sure the awd system will get screwed up. It isn't designed to handle this.I'm wondering how well it drives in medium to soft sand. I live near a beach and would love to take it out on the access road. Most of it's compacted, but there are some softish sections.
How long until someone jacks it up and puts giant mud tires on it?I don't know whether sand will screw it up, but I have to say--the Jeep is built for it--the Juke is not. It may look like a dune buggy, but the Juke is not really for off-roading at all; it's for highway and town driving.
Hmm...so I watched this video and then turned on my Juke's AWD-V mode monitor (the little LED that lets you know where it's putting the power in the wheels) and noticed that the car never moves with 50/50 on the front two wheels.
What I mean is that in that video, it shows the car's default ratio to be 50/50 on the front tires (the video always has the car start and end at 50/50 on the front, and only shifts to the back tires on turns), however my car's indicator shows that I'm 25/25/25/25 pretty much always, and some other ratio when doing turns, but never 50/50 on the front two tires.sounds like you have the AWD turned off, maybe, if it's showing 50/50 on the front wheels all the time.