The Cube 1.8 SL looks, drives, and feels more expensive than its $19,930 sticker price. It most certainly exceeded my expectations going in. My wife and I are seriously considering buying one of these babies in the future, with its combination of quirky looks, decent performance, vast interior space and great MPG. It would have been the perfect car back in high school or college, but it’s not how old you are, but how old you feel and act that counts. I’m sure I’m not Nissan’s target consumer for the Cube, but like Toyota with the Scion, I’m sure it’ll get lots of buyers that are older than the Gen Y demographic they’re after. You definitely get more quirkiness per dollar with the Cube, more so than the Honda Element, Kia Soul and even the class leading Scion xB.
Who should buy it?
If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you should buy the Cube.
- Have you ever looked at gold fish in a water tank and thought, “I think I’d rather enjoy that”?
- Are you claustrophobic?
- Do you like boxy things?
- Do you think of yourself as the artsy-fartsy type?
- Do you like modern art?
- Are you hard of hearing?
Go ahead! Just do it! You would love this Cube!
So the Nissan Cube is definitely not for everybody. It’s more of a love at a first sight thing. You either fall in love with it or you hate it. If you find yourself scratching your head and asking: “But why?”, it’s not for you. It won’t grow on you. It won’t try to. But if you’re looking for a spacious compact wagon that has no shortage of character and plenty of interior space and a great MPG, this is the one.
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