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Spy shots of the new Cube posted

Postby Eikon » Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:55 am

Car and Driver published some test shots along with a nice speculative review of the 2010 Nissan Cube.

http://www.caranddriver.com/re...spied





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Re: Spy shots of the new Cube posted (Eikon)

Postby bourngooy88 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:56 am

lol i read this in a article

While commuting in a Scion xB, you might find yourself at wide-open throttle during an occasional bout of friskiness (or panic), but otherwise you take it easy.

In the Cube, you rarely have that option. You put the gas pedal to the floor every couple minutes just to keep up. This is driving on the edge, an opportunity to put your GT4-honed hand-eye coordination to work, to be fully engaged in what you're doing. This is one of the few but nonetheless important joys of driving an underpowered car — especially one that looks like a toy.

hopefully the price stay around the 11,000 base that it is suppost to be

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Re: Spy shots of the new Cube posted (bourngooy88)

Postby Eikon » Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:59 am

I think they were lifting text from a JDM model Cube vs. xB comparison that they did last year. That would have been the 95 hp Cube.

I'm fairly certain we'll see at least 122 hp 1.5L engines in our Cube's here. It'll never be mistake for a sports car, but it should at least be capable of freeway speeds without laboring too much.

I doubt we'll see $11k base prices. I'm going to guess the base will be around $12.5k to $13k with higher end models coming in around $15k.

Still a great bargain.. especially if they can make a run at 40mpg.

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Re: Spy shots of the new Cube posted (bourngooy88)

Postby wingFeather » Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:59 am

Keep the price low, use a more powerful engine than the JDM version, and don't mess with the styling (I see they already screwed up the grille). THEN you have me as a customer, Nissan.

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Re: Spy shots of the new Cube posted (Eikon)

Postby bourngooy88 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:04 am

Eikon wrote:I think they were lifting text from a JDM model Cube vs. xB comparison that they did last year. That would have been the 95 hp Cube.

I'm fairly certain we'll see at least 122 hp 1.5L engines in our Cube's here. It'll never be mistake for a sports car, but it should at least be capable of freeway speeds without laboring too much.

I doubt we'll see $11k base prices. I'm going to guess the base will be around $12.5k to $13k with higher end models coming in around $15k.

Still a great bargain.. especially if they can make a run at 40mpg.
well still even like the highest package's are suppost to be less than the base model xB so that will be good

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Postby bourngooy88 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:04 am

wingFeather wrote:Keep the price low, use a more powerful engine than the JDM version, and don't mess with the styling (I see they already screwed up the grille). THEN you have me as a customer, Nissan.
i plan on getting one anyway.

it would be a great daily. and its a new car for cheap


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Re: Spy shots of the new Cube posted (bourngooy88)

Postby Eikon » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:06 am

by the way: Welcome to the Cube forum bourngooy88 and wingfeather!

Great to have you guys aboard. Thanks for your participation thus far. Let's see if we can find some more members to join us as we look forward to the new Cube!

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Re: Spy shots of the new Cube posted (Eikon)

Postby bourngooy88 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:10 am

im looking forward to probably getting one

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Postby taco_401 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:53 am

I wonder how its going to turn out in the market ??

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Postby Eikon » Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:25 am

taco_401 wrote:I wonder how its going to turn out in the market ??
Personally.. I think it will be a great success.

Two years ago our collective desire in vehicles was very different. That's why the Scion xB was marginally successful at best. They really only catered to a niche group of buyers. Since then, they've gone the wrong direction by increasing the size and decreasing the efficiency of the xB.

Nissan on the other hand will hit a market this is still struggling to keep it's hands on large vehicles, yet cannot afford to pay for them, nor continue to pour so many dollars in the gas tanks. The Cube will be able to offer large interior size, low curb weight, high gas milage, and a very low price.

Sounds like a winner to me!

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Postby wingFeather » Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:57 am

Eikon wrote:The Cube will be able to offer large interior size, low curb weight, high gas milage, and a very low price.
This is PERFECT for me. I need a city car with style. By the time the Smart made it here, I was tired of waiting, not to mention the price gouging.

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Postby Space Ghost » Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:38 am

I plan on getting one.

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Postby xX RB Xx » Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:12 pm

the jdm motor needs to be turbo(ed) and the usdm needs to be underpowered, then we can swap in the jdm motor and call it a day.

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Postby bourngooy88 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:40 am

xX RB Xx wrote:the jdm motor needs to be turbo(ed) and the usdm needs to be underpowered, then we can swap in the jdm motor and call it a day.
jdm motor took 13 seconds to get to 60 mph.

ill just stick with the usdm motor. i dont wanna have to struggle to get on the highway

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Postby AZhitman » Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:21 pm

xX RB Xx wrote:the jdm motor needs to be turbo(ed) and the usdm needs to be underpowered, then we can swap in the jdm motor and call it a day.
Not anymore - Those days are long past... we get the big motor, they get the weaksauce!

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Postby MastaYu » Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:23 pm

i want to see one in person

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Postby onosqv » Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:18 am

bourngooy88 wrote:jdm motor took 13 seconds to get to 60 mph.

ill just stick with the usdm motor. i dont wanna have to struggle to get on the highway
that's about how long it takes to get my automatic 240 to get to 60mph, hahaha, not too shabby.

And cube... holy honda element knock off batman.

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Re: Spy shots of the new Cube posted (Eikon)

Postby 1unar3clipse » Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:32 am

I like it, I might even go test drive one because the versa was such a let down.

why didn't they compare the jdm Cube to the jdm bB? IIRC the jdm bB had a puny 1.3l motor?


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Postby bourngooy88 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:54 pm

onosqv wrote:
that's about how long it takes to get my automatic 240 to get to 60mph, hahaha, not too shabby.

And cube... holy honda element knock off batman.
dude do your research. the car has been out for 10 years.... longer than the honda element

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Postby Hooked on 240 » Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:59 pm

AZhitman wrote:
Not anymore - Those days are long past... we get the big motor, they get the weaksauce!
ITS ABOUT TIME!!!!


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