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Want a New Nissan Cube? Time's Running Out

Nissan announced this week that it would be discontinuing the box-shaped compact hatchback Cube for 2015. The 2014 models that remain on dealer lots will be the last new Cubes to be sold in the U.S.

Related: Ten Cars That Won’t See 2015

This isn’t an unexpected move. We even predicted the Cube had a high probability of an early demise last year. “The Cube is a dog: It handles like a skateboard, surrenders to highway crosswinds and has the passing power of a 1990s econobox. The side-hinged cargo door is anathema to parallel parking, and the once-impressive high-20s combined EPA mileage has been leapfrogged by Nissan’s cheaper, techier Versa. The Versa, in fact, outsold the Cube this year [2013] by a ratio of nearly 22-to-1.”

The top pick to not make 2015 in our story, the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet, will also see the end of its days with the 2014 model year.

There are currently 943 new Nissan Cubes in’s national inventory. That is not a lot for any model, so fans might have a hard time getting their hands on one. They will likely get a good deal if they manage to track one down, however.

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