7 Reasons Why You Should Own the Nissan Cube
Do you have fond memories of the days when you could walk onto the lot of a UK car dealership and then drive away in a new Nissan Cube? If you’ve been itching to get your hands on another Cube, Algy’s Autos is the right place for you.
First of all, we have great news – the Cube is still in production albeit only in Japan. However, Algy’s Autos imports the iconic Nissan Cube into the UK for smart car shoppers who fell in love with the little MPV and never forgot it.
But if you missed the Nissan Cube the first time around, you may wonder what’s so great about owning one. We’ll give you seven great reasons why you should own the unmistakably cool vehicle.
When the Cube was still sold in the United States, it was cited by the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as one of the safest cars on the market. It earned the institute’s highest rating.
The safety features that come standard on a Cube include six airbags – two in the front, two on the sides, and two head curtain airbags. Head curtain airbags are located above the doors. They deploy to shield the heads of the driver and passenger from the side window glass. They cushion their heads if the car rolls over.
Other standard safety features are traction control and stability control as well as an anti-lock braking system (ABS).
The Driving Experience
If you spend most of your time trying to drive, manoeuvre, and park in city traffic, you’ll appreciate the Cube. It occupies little space, making it a good choice for anyone who often has to be creative when it comes to finding a parking space. The short overhangs in both the front and rear tend to make squeezing into tight spots much easier.
The Cube’s tight turning radius allows you to navigate old village roads and unforgiving narrow country lanes. The vehicle’s complete turn diameter is only 33.4 feet.
Both the driver and the passengers will appreciate the large windows. Passengers can enjoy unobstructed views of the scenery while the driver can manoeuvre and back up with confidence.
The Passenger Experience
The Cube seats five comfortably. But there’s more to the Cube’s interior than simple seating capacity. There are little details that let your passengers know that they’re riding in a vehicle that values them rather than treating them as an afterthought.
For example, how many manufacturers put forethought into making the headliner a conversation piece? The Cube’s headliner has a ripple pattern that mimics water to create a relaxing environment. That pattern occurs again and again in other smaller components in the cabin.
The front seats offer over 42 inches of both headroom and legroom. The rear seats feature over 40 inches of headroom and 35.5 inches of legroom.
The hip room is nearly 49 inches in the front and 47.6 inches in the rear.
The Cube’s high roof make getting in and out of the vehicle much easier for people who find other vehicles too challenging to enter and exit.
With a petrol engine, you can expect to achieve around 27 mpg and 31 mpg on the highway when you opt for the continuously variable transmission (CVT).
CVT saves fuel because the onboard computer detects the precise moment when the transmission should change to a different gear. The switch is made so smoothly that CVT makes the traditional automatic transmission feel nearly as clunky as a manual transmission.
However, those people who feel that the only true driving experience is one that includes a manual transmission will still achieve approximately 25 mpg with urban driving and 30 mpg on the highway.
The Cube is for those of us who tire of walking through a parking lot of sameness. It’s difficult these days to tell one make and model of car from another. That’s not the case with the Cube’s especially considering its asymmetrical wraparound rear window design.
The Cube is not for those who wish to blend into the crowd. It’s for those who dare to be different – the creative ones, the independent ones, the rebels.
When you drive a Cube, you’re telling the world that not only are you aware that you’re different from the masses, but you’re proud of that fact.
A poll of Cube owners taken by Nissan Cube Life found that the overwhelming majority of owners said that a purchaser of a Cube could expect his vehicle to last over 10 years. Ten years is an eternity in today’s buy-it-today-discard-it-tomorrow economy.
Nissan owners at the Nico Club website also report a long healthy lifespan for Nissan’s CVT which is great news for those who have had other cars with transmission issues.
Easy Repair and Modification
Because the Cube is still in production in Japan, it’s simple to obtain parts for repair regardless of where you live. However, even if the Cube were no longer in production, it would still be ridiculously easy to purchase replacement parts due to the vast inventory of Nissan parts on the market that fit the Cube.
All the major auto parts stores either have in stock or can order the parts you need. Plus, parts can be ordered directly from Nissan.
Cube owners tend to be the kind of drivers who like to individualize their Cube. If you’re that sort of owner, you can modify your vehicle any number of ways with Nissan trim options as well as aftermarket custom features.
The Cube was originally designed so that owners could easily change the look of the vehicle. For example, there are dash trim kits that can give your interior a shiny aluminium look, a high-tech carbon fibre appearance, or a sophisticated wood-grain look.
Get Your Nissan Cube Today
The most reliable place in the UK to obtain a Nissan Cube is Algy’s Auto. When you deal with us, you’re dealing only with us. We maintain the necessary facilities both here and in Japan to create a one-stop shopping experience. You never have to deal with a middle man.
Our import process saves you a considerable amount of money. No UK car dealer can match our import prices.
Recapture the magic of owning a unique automobile. Break away from the ordinary and rediscover the joy of being yourself.
You can begin by browsing the list of Nissan Cubes we currently have in stock.
I have. Cube and the max mpg is 24.5. Great car in the city but something else different on the highway. Comfortable as it is, the lack of power with increased engine noise and wind noise make this a great short commute car but not the roadtrip vehicle by any means.