Reader Review of the Week: 2010 Nissan Cube

Reader Review “Omni” from New York recently got ahold of the 2010 Nissan Cube, and the verdict is good. Impressed with its handling, options and even its looks, Omni is sold on the econobox even while warning that it may not be everyone’s cup of tea. Read the full review after the jump, then write your own review by clicking here.

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“I test drove this little beauty (in my opinion), and I was really amazed on how well this car handled on local streets and highways with the SL CVT model. Another thing I was impressed with was how smooth it drove and how peppy this car is, especially for the shape. It has great visibility as well. It has some wind noise, but it wasn't something that really stood out.

“I can understand why many people dislike the look and shape of it, but give it a test drive and look beyond its shape. If you’re looking for speed demon, then this car isn't for you but for the people that need something to get around, it’s a winner. I'm even sure it would be great for long distance driving because of its comfort. It has a lot of great features even on the base model.

“I didn't rate it high on reliability because I don’t know yet, and it's a new car in the U.S. market. I'm hoping that it will rate on the high side on reliability since it's been a hit in Japan for over a decade, and it’s 100% made in Japan. I'm really hoping if it's here to stay that the U.S. market doesn't have a hand in making any of its parts in the near future.”

Comments 

Nic

I have to say you are right on the money. I recently started a job where I am driving alot. So I wanted something with decent fuel economy and plenty of room inside as I am over 6 feet tall. This car does all of those things well. With the drivers seat in my position I can sit in the rear seat comfortably. The rear seats also recline and move forward and backward for more rear cargo room. Until you get into one you would not believe how much room there is inside. Yeah the outside is a little quirky but I think it's better than being too plain jane. I hear a lot of negative comments about Nissan trying to copy Scion and Honda...but the Cube has been sold in Japan since 1998.

Al

"I'm really hoping if it's here to stay that the U.S. market doesn't have a hand in making any of its parts in the near future.”

Wow, good thing you live in a free country. How about just saying, it's good to see that kind of quality coming from overseas, instead of being so negative about your own country.

Ford owner

This is one of the STUPIDEST looking cars I have seen in my life. These things are everywhere in my home town of Apple Valley, California. Why would you ever buy something that looks like this??? If you like the car, then more power too you; but I would buy something that does't look like a clown car. Also, It's underpowered, it only has 80 horsepower, so it can't get out of it's own way once you get past 55MPH. My 200 horsepower 1994 Ford Explorer, with 132,000 Miles on it, could blow the doors off this thing.

P.S. Don't drive in front of me in the fast lane with this piece of crap. Keep That Nissan Pube RIGHT!

A L

D@*n Ford Owner! I haven't seen this much hate in a long time on here. What happened? Did the Nissan dealer turn you down because of poor credit or something? If you don't like it, that's cool, just leave it at that. BTW, the Cube is rated at 122hp. Not the 80hp you claim which further proves you have no idea as to what you're talking about.

bob shultz

Dont get upset about the negative post from Ford ownner. A 94 Explorer? And Apple Valley is the white trash capitol of the world. Ever think about tradin' in the old 15 mpg Explorer? I'll bet it's beautiful huh?

Nic

The 1994 Ford Explorer is rated at 160HP, not 200.

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