Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Nissan Cube: Day Two

It's day two with my Scarlet Red Cube, and not since the first-gen Scion xB have I found a vehicle more polarizing. People either seem to love it or despise it. I also haven't been in a vehicle that has gotten this much attention since the first-gen xB, either (I should know—I owned an '05). Speaking of, here's a photo showing the relative size of the two vehicles. They're pretty close—a very good thing in my not so humble opinion. Nicely done, Nissan.

So far, I've found the Cube to be a compliant city cruiser. It rides well (although there's a decent amount of body roll), the seats are ├╝berly plush (my wife says they feel like they're made out of "Tempur-pedic" foam), and there's plenty of scoot from the 1.8-liter, 122 hp engine.

The Rockford Fosgate stereo (with subwoofer) sounds very good, too. However, the satellite isn't the easiest to use, nor is the Bluetooh connectivity. The Cube wouldn't recognize my phone book names when spoken aloud. Minor detail in my book.

More later!

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