2010 Nissan Cube 1.8 Base 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 6M)
The first Cube I drove was a rental, like so many people I was very skeptical at first, but after I drove it for a couple of days I was hooked; I came back home and I bought a brand new 2014, one of the last ones made. Love my Cube, it has a great acceleration, is very good on gas 31.5 MPG. It's roomy, like the fact that has Bluetooth technology, a fantastic stereo CD/FM, good safety features, literally surrounded by airbags....
2010 Nissan Cube 1.8 S Krom Edition 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl CVT)
At first when I saw this car, like most people, I was kind of confused. It's a love it or hate it car. Fortunately I like a little different and after looking at it more, I was in love. I was looking for a small car with great visibility, safety features, and style. This gave everything. We got the Krom edition, although the dealership though it was the SL edition, so we saved a little money. The rims are a great feature, as well is the sound package.
After 2 years of ownership, all that we've had to do is maintenance; tires, oil, etc. There are iffy reviews out there on the CVT, but so far we've had great success with our little cube.
One thing that totally surprised me was the interior room. My friend and I were looking at the car when I bought it, he's a bigger guy and even he sat comfortably in the back. The room sits much higher over the seats than it looks on the outside (and the design on the ceiling is pretty cool too). The seats are bucket, I wish they were, it makes taking corners interesting, but it's whatever. The car was a great price. My only real complaint is that the driver seat doesn't have it's own arm rest. I don't understand why it wasn't put on. You either battle the driver for the rest or sit awkwardly without anywhere to put your arm.
If you are a drinking type, you will like the 8+ cup holders in this car too! HA
This car is good for local driving and that's about it. I don't know where all the good reviews are coming from however my Nissan Cube is terrible driving on the highway if there is wind and I mean terrible. Also wind noise from highway driving is aweful sounds like window is partly open.
Improve wind noise and design this car gets tossed around on the highway when windy feels like I am driving a large box truck.
A four wheel alignment can cost over $1000 if the rear is out of spec. Nissan Cube has a non adjustable rear axle and Nissan will Not warrant replacement if out of spec. Shims are Not approved. Rotating tires hides the factory problem and shortens tire life.
Visibility of panel gauges, Adjustable alignment rear end.
I've owned this car about 6 months now, and I feel I can now make an informed decision on it. When I was shopping for this vehicle, I considered the Xb, Soul, Fiesta/Mazda 2, Suzuki SX4 and the Matrix/Vibe. What sold me on this one was the overall value the cube represents. The vehicle is deceptively big inside. I'm 6'1 and have about 8 inches of headroom. The interior can swallow a lot of stuff. The available features for the money are impressive. Traction control, wheel mounted stereo controls, bluetooth, iPod connectivity. The car gets fairly decent gas mileage. The biggest holdup is it's shape. A brick isn't very aerodynamic. If I had to do it over, I would buy this car again.
This small vehicle is capable of carrying a whole lot of stuff.
The cargo capacity is pretty incredible for a vehicle of this size.
The seating position is a plus too.
While this is a small car, sitting up higher allows one to be on par with many of the SUV's on the road today and able to see around them.
Also having a higher profile vehicle allows it to be seen by more people too.
The exterior styling is very polarizing.
I happen to love it.
It's one of the more unique cars on the road.
The traction control works well, and is fairly unobtrusive.
The brakes work very good as well.
The bluetooth and iPod connectivity is a real plus for a vehicle in this price range.
More engine choices.
The 1.8 is adequate, but perhaps Nissan could make a performance version of this vehicle.
The 1.6t from the Juke would probably be enough to garner the buyers who are looking for a bit more oomph.
The front seat passenger needs their own arm rest.
Or a center console with one large armrest and storage would be helpful.
An ability to fold the seats flat into the floor would be helpful and provide even more room.
There should be more impactful color choices.
Nissan dropped the ball with the lack of dynamic and vivid colors for such a unique vehicle.
The center dome light should be round, not rectangular.
It seems out of place in the headliner ripple.