Monday, March 15, 2010

My Cubist Period


Behold the Nissan Cube.

I joked to my former coworkers that the new guy doesn't get the BMW, and that "I'm sure I'll be driving the Nissan Cube..."

Lo and behold, those were the keys dropped on my desk. It might be the most ridiculous car since the VW Thing, but it's already grown on me.

11 comments:

Toast said...

I think the Cube is really cool looking. How is it in the non-aesthetic department?

Mr Furious said...

I think it's the epitome of love it-or-hate it design. Two female coworkers were openly mocking this car when it came out in a print ad that was laying around the office months ago, hence my joke.

I had only seen a handful around Asheville, and for some reason they were all white or a color that did the styling no favors. I like this much better in this somewhat unusual blue. I don't take issue with the more controversial things like the asymmetrical windows, but there are certainly details I would change (lights for one).

As for my "road test" let me follow up after some more time behind the wheel.

Bob said...

Cars like this might be "cute" to look at when they drive by, or neat to test drive, but who wouldbe stupid enough to drop tens of thousands of dollars on one? In four years will it still be cute? This isn't exactly a timeless design.

Smitty said...

I'm with Bob. This is a trendy car that will, quickly, be outdated.

Hey, are you in MI yet? I am going to be in AA on the 26th of March. I have a client meeting at 4 that should go 2 or so hours. I'll be looking for dinner and beers after that if you are around.

Mr Furious said...

Smitty-Yes, I am in Michigan. Arrived Sunday night. Shoot me an email at matt at voltagedesign dot com and I'll send you my cell. We may have exchanged that info last summer, but god knows I won't find it now...

Mrs Furious said...

Oh Sweet Jesus. Ice Cream truck it is.

Surly Rob said...

Haven't seen the interior, but I dig the Cube.

Bob said...

I gotta say though, if I could drive a little of every car in the world, I would do it.

Especially when that go-awful magazine Consumer Reports gushes over a car I could intelligently say why it sucks to the fools who worship at CR’s feet.

Little Hill Farm said...

I like the cube! How's A2 going?

steves said...

Good grief Bob, did CR beat you up and steal your lunch money?

That car is ok, though I don't know if I'd want it.

Bob said...

"...did CR beat you up and steal your lunch money?"

Pretty much.