2010 Nissan Cube SL 1.8L


Very good vehicle, but it is what it is


The only repair I have had to have on this vehicle is replacement of the steering control, but it was a fairly costly repair that was not covered under warranty.

General Comments:

My Camaro Z28 was hit head-on while I was stopped making a left turn, and was a total loss. I had only a few days of rental vehicle, which was a Nissan Cube S model.

After driving the rental Cube, I came to appreciate the fuel economy, practicality, and overall driving experience. Compared to the Camaro, it felt a bit like driving a completely enclosed Golf-Cart (but in a good way!).

While searching for vehicles, I came across the Cube SL I drive now, and have not regretted the purchase. No, it does not do 0-60mph in 6.8 seconds, but for what it is, it is a very good vehicle.

The sound system is Rockford Fosgate, and is the best stock car stereo I have ever had in any vehicle. The A/C is quite good even on very hot summer days. I have had back surgery, and the seats are very easy on my spine. The Cube is exceptionally maneuverable, and will park in almost any location with ease, so I can categorically say I am very satisfied.

The only blemishes for the Cube are premature tire wear, and the experience I had making a trip to the store, finding the Cube would not start when I tried to return home, even though the battery was fully charged (turned out the electric steering control unit had died). The repair was just under $1000, and was no longer covered by the warranty.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th September, 2015

2010 Nissan Cube Basic with air and stereo 1.8 CVT


Very practical



Have not even replaced the brake pads yet.

General Comments:

I love it! Rides good, has plenty of room, great air conditioner, handles good, and the MPG can be manipulated with the CVT. The sticker states 27/31, but after putting 10 pound wheels on it and taking the spare out and putting a Fitch fuel catalyst in the tank and a Magnaflo muffler, I can get 40 MPG if I keep the cruise on 58-60, but it goes to 30.5 at 70 mph. I can also get 29 MPG in the city. At 65 I can get 34.5 MPG.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th September, 2015

2010 Nissan Cube




Nothing has gone wrong with this car!

General Comments:

I love, love, LOVE my Cube. We bought it brand new, and have had ZERO problems with it since!! I'm coming up on 60,000 miles and have only had to change the oil. This car is perfect for our family of 4. We are able to put a bike rack on the exterior, and fit 2 snowboards in the storage area easily. Great for every day use, road trips, and just FUN to drive!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 21st April, 2013

27th May 2013, 20:03

It's one of the worst looking cars ever made. Looks like something the Cat in the Hat would drive.

1st Jun 2013, 06:50

I don't see a point in commenting about some personal preferences.

2nd Jun 2013, 23:16

It looks better than the Juke...

20th Oct 2015, 18:30

I see the point. It was a brilliant point, very apt, with a wry sensibility to popular culture. There's no need to take it personally.

Hey, wait a minute! Nobody leaves this room!

... are you... the Cat in the Hat?

25th Oct 2015, 18:13

Still, not as goofy-looking as the Suzuki X-90...

2009 Nissan Cube SL 1.8


Decent car... so far


Back door leaks, defective first horn that failed after two years. Car alarm is way too sensitive.

General Comments:

My fiance fell in love with this car when one of her best friends bought one. I was skeptical until I drove it. It has a nice sure footed ride, and fairly comfortable seats. Plenty of room, except for luggage, and good acceleration. I love the cup holder up high on the driver's side of the dashboard, but wonder why they didn't put one on the passenger side. The sound system is great.

My worries are that problems I'm beginning to notice may get worse. The blower fan makes noises now and then, and the engine/transmission is making noises when cold. Thankfully Nissan has extended the transmission warranty, because as the sales manager told us when we purchased the car, "they've had a few problems with the CVT".

Our first horn failed after about two years, and when the replacement was installed, we realized the original one had been defective because it was too quiet.

My pet peeves about this car are as follows: The static charge and shock I get every time I get out of it, the keyless entry system that never seems to work the same way twice, the automatic climate control system (why does it ALWAYS turn on the A/C unit even in winter), the poorly placed iPod plug in location, the useless visors, a way too sensitive car alarm, and the tiny poorly placed arm rest that's useless to me.

If you ask my fiance how she feels about the car, she would have a much different view than mine here; she really likes her "Zippy" as she named it.

I've owned two Nissans now, and my son has a Versa. My general opinion is they're just OK, but since a bad experience with the dealership we bought the Cube from, I don't plan on buying another Nissan. I don't know if we'll keep this car until it's paid for; it may be about time to unload it before real issues crop up. We'll see.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th April, 2013