now has an official Project Car.
Friday morning Bex and I took delivery of a 2009 Nissan Cube 1.8 S in KH3 Super Black.
I'd been wanting something with an automatic (and a warranty) for my 2-hour commute in stop-and-go traffic, but didn't want to drop a ton of cash or incur a new car payment...
Initially, the dealer didn't want to work a deal, but I think once I pointed out that they hadn't sold one in over a week, they needed to move a unit. (After I bought mine, they sold 3 more in the next several hours).
I've put almost 100 miles on it, and I'm really digging it.
Granted, it's not fast. But I already have some fast cars. It's not super-flashy, but again, I have plenty of attention-grabbers.
What it DOES do right is get you from Point A to Point B in quiet comfort, very conveniently. It's so roomy, you don't feel like you're in a vehicle. The seats are more like a couch than a bucket seat. Ergonomics are top-notch, and visibility is incredible... Feels like being in a control tower at an airport, with 360-degree views.
The reclining and sliding rear seats are super-cool, and today we loaded a crap-ton of groceries in the cargo hold...
For around $18K out the door after tax, title, license, fees, etc., and 4.6% interest, it's a great deal.
NOW, for the part you've all been waiting for:
You KNOW I can't leave anything stock. Lowering springs were ordered 2 days before I picked the car up. Wheels are on the way. And, with the help of Mehdi (from altimacoupe.com), I've designed a paint scheme that can be translated into a full vehicle wrap... Here's the concept picture:
Thoughts / feedback welcome!