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Old 01-22-2015, 08:22 PM   #1
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Nissan Cube

Anybody have one of these? Looks like I can pick up a used one for under 10k pretty easy.

The are strange but I like them.

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Old 01-22-2015, 08:22 PM   #2
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:31 PM   #3
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My aunt has a brown one. My cousin calls it "The Little UPS Truck"

The day the salesman sold a brown Cube had to be the happiest day of his life, he probably got salesman of the year right then and there.
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:15 PM   #4
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Anybody have one of these? Looks like I can pick up a used one for under 10k pretty easy.

The are strange but I like them.

The wife has one. It's very practical, easy to park, and you can fit a lot in it for its size, but if you enjoy driving at all, you won't be happy. It's gutless, has terrible body roll, handles for shit, and has lousy brakes. She loves it, but considers a car an appliance to go from point to point only. I only drive it when I have to or when I know parking will be tight cuz it fits where my truck won't.
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:26 PM   #5
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The wife has one. It's very practical, easy to park, and you can fit a lot in it for its size, but if you enjoy driving at all, you won't be happy. It's gutless, has terrible body roll, handles for shit, and has lousy brakes. She loves it, but considers a car an appliance to go from point to point only. I only drive it when I have to or when I know parking will be tight cuz it fits where my truck won't.

I had one as a rental. I would not do that again! It has a unique, love it or hate it, look, but otherwise it is just a Sentra (probably) with a different body, and the body makes it handle and accelerate like crap!

I am sure it is reliable, and if you can get it cheap enough it is an OK transportation vehicle.
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:49 PM   #6
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Great, cheap vehicle for someone who likes the looks. Locally, 2014 models with <20k on the clock can be had for under $14k.
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Old 01-22-2015, 10:04 PM   #7
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Looks like a Scion XB can be had used for similar money. Seems to be a more substantial vehicle.
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Old 01-23-2015, 06:07 AM   #8
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My wife had one for a while, good little car.
More room inside than you would think.
Not a sports car, but good MPG and a solid car.
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Friend has one and loves it. Has had it for somewhere around 5 years now. Don't know that he has ever had any issues with it.

Had a loaner many years ago. It's a small car with a lot of room inside. Not sporty, not exciting, but functional. Not quick, but capable of keeping up with traffic without needing to flog it endlessly. Never noticed any bad body roll, but than again I wasn't trying to see how fast I could take corners either. I've driven worse, I've driven better.
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Tooooo asymmetrical for my tastes. A car is one thing I think should be symmetrical. The Xb's aren't bad.
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It's an extremely bland car, in almost every way. Even the styling seems generic, and the parts that are unique are really just trying too hard, IMO. Nothing sets it apart, and it never once made me feel happy driving it. The original Scion xB is a better car in almost every way (and the original is also better than the *yawn* current xB, which lost every ounce of character when the new model came out).
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Jeremy Clarkson reviewed one on an episode of Top Gear once.

Short story is he said it was practical and novel, but horrible in every other way.

If you want an appliance, it will serve you well. If you care about the experience of driving at all, you will hate it.
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Old 01-23-2015, 08:29 AM   #13
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Looks like it can do some light hauling.
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Tooooo asymmetrical for my tastes. A car is one thing I think should be symmetrical. The Xb's aren't bad.
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LoL. well mostly symmetrical. At least all of the fairings are. And as long as the majority of a body is.

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