Nissan Cube - your thoughts

Nissan Cube - your thoughts

Poll: Nissan Cube - your thoughts

Total Members Polled: 208

Yes I'd buy one: 27%
I'd definitely drive one: 24%
Not for me but I curiously like them: 27%
No. Never. Hand in your PH card now: 23%
Author
Discussion

Sa Calobra

Original Poster:

30,692 posts

175 months

Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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Thoughts? I must admit I like them. If I lived I. London and not Manchester I'd buy one. I'm not one for buying a car to impress strangers but something is stopping me.

What do they drive like? Dead overlight steering in a claustrophobic box or nippy, easy to drive and characterful or a balance of the above? Lots of space?



Edited by Sa Calobra on Tuesday 23 January 15:03

treeroy

549 posts

49 months

Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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they probably drive like st but they look quirky. they are surprisingly popular in America, saw quite a few when I went there couple months ago.

RobM77

35,349 posts

198 months

Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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None of the voting options apply to me, but whilst the Cube doesn't interest me at all from a driving or owning point of view, I like to see something different on the roads as an antidote to the curvy blandness of most cars. smile

HustleRussell

19,048 posts

124 months

Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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I'm glad they exist because different but have no interest whatsoever.

Sa Calobra

Original Poster:

30,692 posts

175 months

Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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RobM77 said:
None of the voting options apply to me, but whilst the Cube doesn't interest me at all from a driving or owning point of view, I like to see something different on the roads as an antidote to the curvy blandness of most cars. smile
Definitely agree there. Lots in the Japanese market that would liven up our roads here

classicyanktanks

295 posts

41 months

Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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Hmm, My other rides a Thai bride?

Freakuk

1,473 posts

115 months

Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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Had one for a few days whilst in Japan 2 years ago, fun car lots of space/visibility not exactly quick but I'd be tempted as a daily for sure.

99dndd

1,649 posts

53 months

Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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Looks a lot more interesting than other city cars out there.

I imagine the driving experience would be similarly bland.

I'd consider it if I was in the market for a city car.

designforlife

3,677 posts

127 months

Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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friend has had a couple.

good-
-quirky styling
-masses of room inside
-easy to drive, amazing visibility

bad-
-possibly the slowest thing on 4 wheels, painfully, painfully slow.

Planet Claire

3,077 posts

173 months

Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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I have a soft spot for the Cube; I love 'em. I don't really have a need for one, but I would definitely drive it. I also like the Nissan S-Cargo so I must have a tendency towards quirky.

JohnoVR6

685 posts

176 months

Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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Used to love them, but over the past few years I've seen less clean ones and increasing numbers of horrifically modified ones. Shame really, as there needs to be more asymmetrical cars on the road.

Have to agree on the obscure Japanese stuff livening up UK a bit - have an odd soft spot/ hankering for the Nissan Pao. Really not sure why either.

kambites

60,941 posts

185 months

Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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designforlife said:
bad-
-possibly the slowest thing on 4 wheels, painfully, painfully slow.
Anyone who thinks it's the slowest things on four wheels needs to drive some older cars to get some perspective. smile

Edited by kambites on Tuesday 23 January 15:25

Tempest_5

571 posts

161 months

Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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I sort of like them, cheekily different. Like the Juke, I probably wouldn't want one on my drive but the roads would be a little bit duller without them.

loose cannon

5,901 posts

205 months

Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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I must admit to liking them,
Did they ever do one with a manual box ?
I’ve never seen one

caelite

4,207 posts

76 months

Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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I really like boxy cars, just seems like an efficient, logical use of road space. Maximising useable interior space whilst minimising vehicle footprint.

That being said, don't think I'd buy one unless they did a hot version.

Edit: upon further deliberation, the car is almost the antithesis of the Juke. Both small hatchback sized vehicles. The Juke with its high waistline and sweeping roof being devoid on usable space in the rear, the cube aiming for the opposite. Hell they do a Nismo version of the Juke which is supposed to be fairly fun to drive, a Nismo cube would be great. biggrin

Edited by caelite on Tuesday 23 January 16:52

CO2000

3,050 posts

173 months

Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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The only one I remember seeing a few years ago was a beige one with a 80 odd year old couple in it going to the shops.......no more is req'd!

Kev_Mk3

2,015 posts

59 months

Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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in a strange way I actually like them but I bet its a horrible thing to drive

Alex_225

4,294 posts

165 months

Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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I like the quirkiness of them, they actually have a bit of character and are an interesting design.

That said, I wouldn't spend my own money on one but I quite like them.

designforlife

3,677 posts

127 months

Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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kambites said:
designforlife said:
bad-
-possibly the slowest thing on 4 wheels, painfully, painfully slow.
Anyone who thinks it's the slowest things on four wheels needs to drive some older cars to get some perspective. smile

Edited by kambites on Tuesday 23 January 15:25
i used to own an 87bhp ford ka, so yeah, I have a frame of reference. That thing was at least nippy around town...the cube is quite a bit heavier.

Richard-390a0

1,019 posts

55 months

Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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Thumbs up from me too as the Cube is quirky good whereas the Juke / Joke / Puke is quirky bad. It could've been a bland box but the asymetric design has given it a real lift IMHO.