We purchased this car as a third car for commute purposes.
The styling is polarizing - my wife loves it, I hate it.
Regardless of the style, the car is a paragon of packaging efficiency - lot of room in a small package.
The car moves well and keeps up with traffic on both the city and highway. The car is very smooth, but there is a tradeoff in handling due to the smooth ride and tall structure.
The S has very useful comfort features standard - including bluetooth and iPod connection.
Up to about 70 mph, the car is pretty quiet; however, there is a noticeable increase in noice after 70.
This is a great car if one needs a practical commuter car.
Cavernous interior - the interior really does have a lot of room.
The tall dimensions make it feel much bigger on the inside. The rear seats slide forward and backwards to increase luggage or passenger space.
Unique, Funky Styling - My wife fell in love with the car at first sight.
Useful Power - The CVT and engine are well matched.
Even though it has a 0-60 time of nearly 10 seconds, one never feels that the car is slow and always keeps up in city and highway traffic.
Useful Features - The Cube S comes standard with Bluetooth and iPod connectivity.
Gas Mileage - The car averages around 28 in the city and about 31 on the highway.
Reflections in Windows - At night, the large windows effectively become mirrors.
As a result, you'll get reflections from the interior dash and from cars as they pass by.
Tippy Handling - This is a tall (very tall) car, so the center of gravity is pretty high.
Moreover, the car is tuned for a smooth ride.
As a result, there is significant body lean in corner and it is in no way a corner carver.
Flat Seats - The Cube is essentially a rolling lounge.
As a result, the seats are more like sofas and have no side bolstering.
Weird Styling - I don't like the way it looks, but my wife loves it.
Now I'm worried, since she also fell in love with me at first sight.
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