Tuesday, August 25, 2009

In the Driveway: 2009 Nissan Cube 1.8 SL

The latest car in the Sucompact Culture driveway is the 2009 Nissan Cube. This model is the 1.8 SL in Scarlet Red with a black interior.

My first impression is that it's the "right size." Not too big, not too small. The interior feels plush an accommodating. The Scarlet Red is almost a dark rose or magenta color. And yes, this Cube has the optional shag dash pad.

I'll be taking it for a spin shortly—more later!


sleeksilver said...

My father had one as a rental in Vermont and he said it is the least fun to drive small car that he has driven in a while.

Let us know if you think the suspension is a little on the soft side, the Versa definitely is!

Andy Lilienthal said...

Well, mine has the CVT, which isn't quite as "fun" as a manual. However, acceleration is decent.

The handling is soft, and there is a decent amount of body roll in corners. This is definitely not an autocrosser, but is very comfortable; much more of a cruiser.