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Efficient Vehicle by bp on 11/29/2010. Trim: 2010 Nissan cube 1.8 Base, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: This is a second vehicle for my wife and I. We wanted something more economical than our GMC Acadia and that was capable of accomodating my 6'5" frame. We absolutely love driving this thing and now use it for 95% of our urban driving. It uses almost half the gas ,has a smaller footprint,and is a blast to drive with the CVT transmission.People are blown away by the room when they sit inside and I get knowing waves from other cube drivers around town.Nissan dealership was a joy to deal with and feel that this was the best value I have ever received in a vehicle even though it is the least I have ever payed.
Cons: Can't point to anything in particular.The Cube is serving the exact need that we purchased it for (smaller footprint in every way) and has even exceeded our expectations for driving fun.I feel like a student again.As long as reliability is there in the long haul I would purchase another one in an instant.
Overall review: Buy 2
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The Cube will suprise you! by Cubby on 04/20/2011. Trim: 2010 Nissan cube 1.8 S, Owned 1 year.
Pros: This car is very comfortable and loading things into it is easy thanks to the swing-out rear door. it has a peppy engine in my opinion and the overall gas mileage is great. It's pretty much the same. I average 29 mpg in the city and 32 on the highway.
Cons: It does get a little noisy on the highway, but thankfully it has an awesome sound system.
Overall review: This is a great ride for people who like something a little different.
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Loving it! by mwebber78 on 10/26/2010. Trim: 2010 Nissan cube 1.8 S, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Quirky styling is a eye grabber and stands out from some of the boring stuff on the road in the same price range. I am 6'3" and this knocked off many cars in this price range; the Cube is very roomy inside and once you are seated it's an engineering marvel that such a small car has so much space!! I don't feel cramped. The six-spd manual gives this car some sporty oomph when driving and is much better then the automatic I tested. Fit and finish are top notch for a car that sells sub-16K with all the power options.
Cons: Seat material attracts pet hair. I wish they allowed more options to be selected individually on manual models. Nissan - people who drive manual cars aren't buying them to get a stripped car. The vehicle is affected by wind a bit more then a similar sized car due to it's boxy shape.
Overall review: Very pleased and suprised at how well this car drives. Great car for the price, getting 33 MPG, and very roomy for anyone over 6' tall!
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Different, fun and functional by Mark/Kathy from Rochester on 06/01/2011. Trim: 2010 Nissan cube 1.8 SL, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: I think it's fairly apparent that anyone who owns a cube likes that it is different without being as completely boxy like the 1st generation Scion xB. It simply amazes anyone who sits in it just how spacious both the front and rear seats feel. Plenty of leg room and lots of shoulder and head room. Accelleration is surprisingly crisp and gas mileage is 2-3 MPG better than the 27 city rating. The feature list on the SL is also quite a surprise including automatic climate control, rear backup camera, bluetooth phone and perhaps my personal favorite the Smart Key and push button start that means never having to dig you key out whether your hands are full or not. The CVT tranny works very well.
Cons: I would not call these dislikes but any review includes these complaints and although for the most part accurate they do not make owning and driving the car the least bit unpleasant. So, here are the true draw backs: at any speed over 45 MPH there is a significant increase in wind noise. The visors are huge, but pretty much worthless. They are are a long reach just to flip them down, but if you don't literally slide forward in your seat and push them all the way forward they actaully block the entire forward view, as for sunlight coming in the side windows forget it, they do no good at all, the vanity mirror is tiny. Finally there really is a shortage of storage compartments or little nooks.
Overall review: There are a countless list of really quality small cars on the market today and a fair list of direct competition in the compact wagon segment, however if you don't want to feel cramped, if you want a back seat adults can actually feel comfortable in, test drive a Cube. There are lots of useful cup holders front and back and even a flip down armrest in the backseats and those seats even recline. The side swinging rear door is not the least inconvienent and although fairly shallow the rear storage area is very deep and with the option storage organizer even more functional. There are quirky and unique styling cues throughout that seem to generate conversations from folks who sit inside for the first time. You will be recieving looks of "what is that"? The Cube is fun to drive, comfortable, economic and functional. The tall windows offer a wide open view in all directions. Heck it even has a Rockford Fosgate sub=woofer in the rear door.
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Best Scoot around town car on the market that is roomy and great MPG by Mort on 10/21/2010. Trim: 2010 Nissan cube 1.8 SL, Owned 1 year.
Pros: This is a great car to drive around town. I have consistantly averaged over 30MPG around town. Very roomy both front and back and fold down the seats and you can easily get 2 sets of golf clubs and more in the back. Sound system, blue tooth and IPOD systems, FOB and push button locks are a great feature for this entry level car.
Cons: Not great for long distant highway driving
Overall review: If you want a great car to scoot around town, that's roomy, but easy to negotiate and gets great gas mileage, this is a car for you.
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