2009 Nissan Cube Consumer Reviews

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2009 Nissan Cube
4.3
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Good city car for a big guy...

by from NJ on August 8, 2010

I bought my black 09 Nissan Cube SL last October after months of research. I'm 6 foot 6 and this car really fits me well. I have plenty of leg room and head room, too. The seats are cushy and a decent...
I bought my black 09 Nissan Cube SL last October after months of research. I'm 6 foot 6 and this car really fits me well. I have plenty of leg room and head room, too. The seats are cushy and a decent fit. If you like an armrest, only the drivers side has one. And the seats can actually be "pumped" down lower for tall drivers... The cargo area is small, but if you push the rear bench seat forward it is good for two people and thier weeks worth of groceries / supplies. Rear seat is basic and I can fit back there, too. Exterior is very unique and we get looked at almost every trip we make. People seem to stare and cant get enough of the unique body style. Kids love it, too! The windows are huge and the vehicle has plenty of viewing angles, so you can see all around you. Even though the rear window does wrap around, there is a pillar, so the view is not trully "wrap around"... And the interior is cumfy, too. Heating and AC is good. The auto temp feature is nice. The interior can feel a little cheap at times, but for what we payed, it is fine... We have the ipod jack, cruise control and the alloy rims. The only bad feature of the Cube is the accelleration. Although the gas and brake pedals are very sensative, the car has a tough time with getting up to speed. I worry about the longevity of the engine at times... I try not to go to fast, but sometimes you just got to get from point to point as fast as you can. And the Cube kinda struggles to get there... The suspension is basic and is terrible on most central Jersey (pothole ridden) roads. So I tend to drive causiously slow to avoid bumps. Gas milage is very good. Which (in these tight times) is good in so many ways. We can make a trip from Rahway, NJ to Lewes, DE in under a tank of gas. Good car. 8 out of 10 in my book...
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I loved the test drive of the Cube automatic CVT.

by from MD on June 17, 2010

The Cube gave a great test drive. My husband and I were impressed. The car would be his to drive to work. I love the Cube, because I did not feel closed in. It felt spacious with a nice big windows. S...
The Cube gave a great test drive. My husband and I were impressed. The car would be his to drive to work. I love the Cube, because I did not feel closed in. It felt spacious with a nice big windows. Seating was okay. It sits you like a chair. I was not too crazy about the "peepy" horn, as I want to be sure that I could be heared in heavy traffic. My husband wants to try the manual Cube, but then that would mean that I could not drive it. I felt that it was great in driving performance, handling (parking easy), exteriors, interiors, many-many features, safety features, security measures, reliability standard high. We are trying hard to work out our money issues after his recent car accident. Thanks for posting my long review.
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best city car

by from Seattle, WA on January 20, 2011

when I read reviews of this car, it's almost all about the stick shift....times have changed people....Nissan's CVT auto is fantastic...the auto Cube is quick off the line, climbs hills like a goat an...
when I read reviews of this car, it's almost all about the stick shift....times have changed people....Nissan's CVT auto is fantastic...the auto Cube is quick off the line, climbs hills like a goat and gets better gas mileage. The rear cargo with seats down has 60 cubic feet of hauling...enough for an old Xmas tree and 8 boxes of assorted stuff with room to spare! Also I bought and brought home a 40" tv in it. The deep well at the back holds maybe 8-10 bags of groceries, standing up.
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The cube is cute, fun, and comfortable!

by from South Elgin, IL on July 3, 2011

I love my Nissan cube. The ride is comfortable and responsive. It's not a sports car or anything, but it's at least what I expected. Pick up is fine, but again, don't expect it to win any races. If yo...
I love my Nissan cube. The ride is comfortable and responsive. It's not a sports car or anything, but it's at least what I expected. Pick up is fine, but again, don't expect it to win any races. If you have a full load and the a/c on, it's pretty slow! But it gets fantastic gas mileage (about 30 mpg in town). It is very comfortable, the seat adjusts in many ways, and a TON of head room. Plenty of room for 4 adults, or 2 adults and 3 children. It would be cramped for 5 adults. LOTS of cargo room, especially since you can fold the two seat backs down in the back seat, plus you can slide the whole back seat forward. I have an iPod dock, but I had to get a special cord for that. The newer cars have usb connection, but the 2009 does not. Plus the iPod through the radio isn't very intuitive, but once you figure it out, it's fine. I LOVE being able to use the blue tooth through the radio. Yes, I LOVE my cube! Everyone who rides in it comments on how comfortable it is to ride in, too.
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I don't, but I should sell Cubes

by from Del Rio, Tx on November 23, 2009

It is the funnest vehicle I have ever owned in my 60 years. It is a hoot to drive and the best part is the people that stare. Some laugh, some point, but all take a gander. I drive it once a week 300 ...
It is the funnest vehicle I have ever owned in my 60 years. It is a hoot to drive and the best part is the people that stare. Some laugh, some point, but all take a gander. I drive it once a week 300 miles round trip to San Antonio. My favorite feature is the comfort seats. That is what sold me on my Cube
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quirkly looking car

by from Seattle on April 9, 2010

This is the first car I bought in 15 years. My old van is a 4 wd gas hog. I'm convinced peak oil is near, so.... The Cube is a good handling car..steers fast and corners well. The CVT transmission all...
This is the first car I bought in 15 years. My old van is a 4 wd gas hog. I'm convinced peak oil is near, so.... The Cube is a good handling car..steers fast and corners well. The CVT transmission allows for quick acceleration. In city, driving modestly but not slow, my gas mpg is 30! This is an urban commuter, it blows around a bit at highway speed. The interior is roomy and seats 5. I know, I know, what do I know after 15 years. I used to race cars and still know about performance. The Cube is a good value for the money.
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Great! 100% A+++++ NISSAN!

by from Chicago IL on May 25, 2009

All I can say is OMG! I'm 20 years old, and my first car was a 2007 Nissan Sentra. It was a great car, so I figured I'd go with another Nissan. I was initially looking at the Altima. Then, I saw it....
All I can say is OMG! I'm 20 years old, and my first car was a 2007 Nissan Sentra. It was a great car, so I figured I'd go with another Nissan. I was initially looking at the Altima. Then, I saw it. The Cube. I am so, so, SO happy I went with the Cube. It's just a dream. It's so quiet to drive on the inside. You can have the radio off, and drive, and you can barely hear the road noise beneath you! All of my friends think it's awesome. Of course, some of them say "It's too boxy." But they are just close minded! My neighbors have come over too and commented on it, how completely different it was from anything they have ever seen before! This car turns heads! It really, really does! Seriously, aren't you tired of driving down the road, and seeing all the cars look almost the same?! Nothing looks like the Cube. The Scion, eh... It looks quite different. Same concept, different looks. More features I like... The interior lighting, it's so awesome! I love the swing open back door, it opens kind of like a refrigerator. That helps a lot for me, loading and unloading things, like my bike, I like to exercise at a bike trail near me, but I have to drive my bike there, it fits perfectly in the Cube and I don't have to fiddle with a trunk lid. Also, it handles like you wouldn't believe. The steering wheel is so perfectly smooth to turn, it's just a dream. LOVE the CVT, no shifting, it's great. Nice, smooth ride. Parking! Now, I live in Chicago, which is notorious for it's parallel parking situations, everywhere! The Cube can handle ANY parallel parking spot! It turns so tight, and you can see out the wrap around back window so great!!! I love it for this feature a lot! Dislikes... I really do wish it could come with a sunroof, that would be a huge plus. HUGE plus! I also don't like the inside drivers side door. The armrest is really, extremely low. It's awkward because there's an armrest on the side of the seat, but it's not the same height as the armrest on the drivers door, so you either can't rest your arm, or you have to basically hang your arm out the window to be comfortable. But it's workable. That's all my dislikes. There are SOOOO many more great things about this car, I could go on for hours and hours! Anybody who buys the Cube will be happy with it.
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Listen to Consumers NOT the experts!

by from Nebraska on November 2, 2009

I am glad that I didn't look at the expert reviews on this site. I bought a pearl white Cube. LOVE IT! good MPG drives great Many safety features. If you compare option for option you won't find anyth...
I am glad that I didn't look at the expert reviews on this site. I bought a pearl white Cube. LOVE IT! good MPG drives great Many safety features. If you compare option for option you won't find anything cheaper and funner. This is a great car for tall folks. I would recommend BUY!
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Bought for the wife but I love it as well

by from Bryan, Ohio on September 7, 2009

Our little Cube SL is loaded and ready for cruising right out of the gate and price wise there was nothing that even compared. We tried the Fit and the Soul, both felt like junk, spungy and not worth ...
Our little Cube SL is loaded and ready for cruising right out of the gate and price wise there was nothing that even compared. We tried the Fit and the Soul, both felt like junk, spungy and not worth the money. We gave the Scion a chance as well as teh VW Bug but had to spend well over 3K more to get the same features. My wife drives her Cube everywhere. She is very picky about cars and wanted something unique. The Cube was just that and a bonus...the features. It really is a neat little car, great MPG and handles really well. The CVT is peppy and accelaration is great (added the K&N Filter which really helped). Our little Cube turns heads everywhere we go. I own a Ford Flex and I love it as well but the Cube is just so much more fun! The interior is spacious, soft seats, great radio (ours has the Rockford Fosgate system) and the unique gauges are a bonus. This is one great ride!
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I love it.

by from small town, NE Oregon on September 11, 2011

I don't remember when I first heard of the Cube, but I was enchanted by the kookiness of the look. Several months later I saw an ad in the paper about them being on sale in Beaverton, Oregon. I immedi...
I don't remember when I first heard of the Cube, but I was enchanted by the kookiness of the look. Several months later I saw an ad in the paper about them being on sale in Beaverton, Oregon. I immediately drove to the lot and although the one that was on sale was sold out, I was able to get a good deal on another model and have enjoyed driving it ever since. I bought my Cube in fall of 2009 and have never been sorry. The attention it gets is delightful. Everyone wants to know what is it?, What kind of mileage? (which is low 30's). I tell them it drives like a truck and the best thing is how much room I have. I am 5' tall, but it is comfortable and I never bump my head entering it, which I cannot say about my former car. I love it!
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