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DeanV's avatar

What do you think of the Nissan Cube?

Asked by DeanV (14193 points ) June 3rd, 2009

Just a question out of pure curiosity. I think it’s pretty unique, but also kinda ugly. I wouldn’t really mind driving one, though.

Links here and here.

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Judi's avatar

Well, .... it’s cheap.

Dog's avatar

It seems that aerodynamics are no longer a concern in car manufacturing.

mcbealer's avatar

I saw one for the first time the other day parked at walmart and had to take a picture of it because it looked so unique!

I really liked all the soft lines, the one I saw was white.

bythebay's avatar

It looks like a car driven straight off a comic book page. It is unique.

ragingloli's avatar

that car’s front looks like the face of brian peppers this guy.

Yes it looks too boxy, but i have seen uglier cars.
Also aerodynamics becomes an issue at higher speeds, and since it seems to be designed as a town car, it becomes rather secondary.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

Not the uglist car I’ve seen, but not sure I want to be seen in it. But then, the ugliest car I’ve ever seen is a tie between this one and that one.

nayeight's avatar

It’s a wannabe honda element. Nissan released it in Japan awhile ago, now it’s here. I like it tho, when I saw it in Japan it inspired me to buy my element.

YARNLADY's avatar

I wish somebody would give me one.

tehrani625's avatar

The cube is really cool, although it would be nice to have the one with the tree row seats and a bit more power.

Darwin's avatar

It’s a funny looking, almost cartoonish car, but it might be popular with my dog-owning friends because a dog crate fits nicely into the back of square cars like the Cube, the Scion, and to a degree the Kia Soul.

The Cube looks a lot like an old-fashioned delivery truck to me.

FireMadeFlesh's avatar

Just like any other box they try to sell as a car. It is ugly, not aerodynamic which will cost fuel efficiency, would have terrible handling, and being as cheap as it is many creature comforts are probably absent.

FireMadeFlesh's avatar

@evelyns_pet_zebra I can beat that, take a look at this one.

ragingloli's avatar

@FireMadeFlesh
I think the orochi looks beautiful

DeanV's avatar

@FireMadeFlesh Did you read the reviews? Sure, it’s ugly, but it does get pretty good gas milage, has a passing interior, and does a city car really need to have great handling?

But whatever. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
And I happen to think that car you linked actually looks quite nice…

Darwin's avatar

@dverhey – I also think that linked car looks nice, but my knees hurt at the thought of getting in and out of it. And where would my dogs sit?

mcbealer's avatar

@Darwin ~ ha ha
That’s how I would love to drive around in a Mini Cooper, but I would need a large gaping hole for the weimaraner’s head, and it would wind up looking like Dino riding around in the Flintstones.

Darwin's avatar

@mcbealer – Isn’t that why someone invented the sun roof? Reminds me of taking our American Bulldog for a ride in my daughter’s New Beetle, which does have a sun roof.

She enjoyed the sun roof very much.

DeanV's avatar

Oh yeah, exactly. Nice, but definitely not practical. Great for somebody with disposable income… And no pets or kids. Or friends.

nayeight's avatar

Why does everyone think that this car is not practical? Did you not read that it’s been sold in Japan for years? Do you really think that Nissan would sell a car that is impractical, especially during a time when people are not buying cars? Why couldn’t someone have kids or own pets and still have this car? It’s got four doors, a hatchback, and seats up to five people. And as far as it being cheap and handling poorly…have you ever drove a nissan? They are built well and handle very well. When I think of a cheap car, I think of a chevy cavalier or a ford focus, not the nissan cube. Just because it’s not a standard luxury sedan that comes in boring colors and has no character doesn’t make it a
bad car. It’s probably really cool.

DeanV's avatar

@nayeight: We’re not talking about the cube right now, I think. Or at least my last comment was more addressed at @FireMadeFlesh‘s link to this car, not the cube.

nayeight's avatar

Oh, thank you for clearing that up! I guess I wasn’t reading everyones post correctly. I was like, what are these people talking about?

FireMadeFlesh's avatar

@ragingloli and @dverhey You are free to like the Mitsuoka, but I think it is extremely ugly. Each to their own though.

mackinjosh's avatar

if you’re thinking about buying it, PLEASE DON’T GET IT!! First of all, it is SUPER UGLY!!! If you are looking for a the cube shape, get a Scion xB (The 2009 xB looks great!)

DeanV's avatar

I’m not thinking about buying it. I can’t even drive.

Deepness's avatar

I think the market this car is intended for are 18–25 year old college students. As far as looks go, it’s cute I guess. I couldn’t possibly own one myself because it just doesn’t seem like an enjoyable drive.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

as FUGLEY as a 400 lb ninety-seven year old prostitute that has spent too much time in the sun. hows that for a mental picture?

Pretty_Lilly's avatar

It look like a milk truck !!

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