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I think it's a smart move on their part. They're catering to a market to make a profit. No one ever made a buck by being stubborn.

I second that. Scion and a few others are gobbling up the young market with their "Box" cars. It only makes sense to follow suit. That's where the money is and in todays market, being stubborn and one sided puts you in the same market as Chrystler (Being bought out and bankrupt)

Nissan has come too far to ignore future trends. The "Big 3" have already suffered by not following the pack.

FWIW

Dave.

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I'm not in the market for that vehicle at all, but I think it's kinda cool looking, and the anti blind spot rear is form following function. I think they might be a little late to the party with the Xb and Honda boxy little thing (can't remember the name) having been out for a couple years, but I do think the Cube is the coolest looking of the three.

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It's ugly, and so is the Honda cube-thing. It probably gets about 0 MPG too. That's why I always buy American. They are better-looking than any Asian thing. I support the AMERICAN economy, not the Asian economy.

thxZ

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The Cube is not new, but has been popular in Japan for a couple of years. They are leveraging an existing product into a new market. Very smart.

The Cube actually has a chance to build its own niche here in the US, as it appears to be considerably smaller than an Element, xB or possibly even the new Kia Soul.

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Just wait until they start flipping over daily, because somebody thinks it can go 80 on the freeway, and cut somebody off changing lanes to make the exit at the last second....

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It's ugly, and so is the Honda cube-thing. It probably gets about 0 MPG too. That's why I always buy American. They are better-looking than any Asian thing. I support the AMERICAN economy, not the Asian economy.

I'd think you would want to support an Asian economy because they are creating jobs right here in the United States.

* Smyrna, Tennessee

* Canton, Mississippi

* Decherd, Tennessee

Nissan is probably more considered a "global company" because of their presence all over the world. They have even partnered with Ford (an American company).

Let's not forget that you are driving an Asian import. :D Where do you think your Z comes from?

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It's ugly, and so is the Honda cube-thing. It probably gets about 0 MPG too. That's why I always buy American. They are better-looking than any Asian thing. I support the AMERICAN economy, not the Asian economy.

thxZ

Don't you drive a Japanese car?

EDIT: Sorry, Mike. Didn't see your last paragraph.

But how can you be certain where the money you spend goes? I'm afraid you're supporting several economies as are all of us.

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Disagree with most of you here - just saw a Cube, and it's a damn good looking car. It's odd, yes, but really eye-catching and nice. I'd take it over a Prius or other bland hybrid for sure.

What really sets it apart is the detail - the curves of the windows and the wraparound tailgate. There was some real thought to the design and it's way nicer than the Scion, et al.

BTW - I own a Jag E-Type and my wife won the "picture with a Z" contest, so I think I have a decent eye ;) All kidding aside - beauty is in the eye of the beholder - I for one like the Cube!

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I drive a Ford. I drive it just about every day (except Thursdays when I don't drive a car at all.) So does everyone on my family, except my mom who has a Lincoln. Even my ancestors drove Fords- they even worked for Mr. Ford.

I happen to have an antique sportscar that is from Japan- the Japan that was before they ruined the American ecoonomy. I only drive that car a couple times a week. I will never buy a new Asian car, and I have sent many emails and a few letters to the domestic auto makers to start making or purchasing every last part from domestic producers.

thxZ

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... It's uber cheap too.....

You know, Carl is looking to replace his $100, 350K GM gassaholic with the cheepest new car he can find...I'm not sure that I can't picture him rolling up in one of these with Bumper sticker, "My other car is Really a Rally Z!"ROFL

Will

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That's just for looks. on the inside it's like any other windows, with a pillar at the corner.

That's too bad. Now that I know that I don't like it because it could potentially be a good idea but isn't and instead of form following function it's form following gimmick.

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Just like that cool volvo prototype that had all the small triangle windows in the A pillar. So that you could see through it while also retaining a metal structure to tie in to the hood for strength.

I remember reading all about how great it was. But it's not like they would ever do that on a production car.

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.....and the anti blind spot rear is form following function.

Digital camera's and digital displays are quickly replacing the mechanical/glass rear view mirrors on cars. This would have been a very practical application for the less expensive digital technology.. and it would have eliminated the typical "blind spot"...

Car companies today need to LEAD.. not follow, if they want to stay competitive.

FWIW,

Carl B.

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...Nissan would have been FAR better off bringing the BEVEL to market... with greatly enhanced performance.
Take this as my personal opinion, but I'm getting pretty tired of the constant clamor for more performance. As a group, the everyday cars of today are by far the fastest, most powerful vehicles ever. Far more powerful than any of us truly NEED. Your average family car these days is considered underpowered with 250 HP. Totally ridiculous. Today's sport sedans outperform high-end sports cars of 20 years ago. And today's sports cars...

And then we hand the keys to these things to people who are—on the whole—self-centered, under-trained, frequently distracted and who don't take driving seriously. Total insanity.

Remember, in 1970 the 150 HP 240Z (8.7 0-60, 1/4 mi. in 17.1@84.5) was considered a blast to drive. Still is, if you aren't totally jaded.

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Well, that's all true but I owned cars back in those days that had more hp than that. I've had Chrysler Hem powered cars, small and big block Chevys, etc. Don't know if it make me 'jaded' but I have the desire to own a 400+ hp car again. Maybe just because I can. I've only had two tickets in my life, no accidents, and I take driving very seriously. It is 'total insanity' as you say. Nobody 'needs' 400+ hp in a street driven car. But that's what I want (again).

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I agree that horsepower is kinda overrated. As far as the fun factor goes, handling is more important. Case in point, the funnest car I've ever driven was a stock 116 hp Miata. Those cars are a blast!! (of course the 240 is a close second...).

Besides if you really wanna go fast, get a sportbike!

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