Dull exterior color?!? Phil, baby! That's Bitter Chocolate, and it is SO FINE. Though not quite as fine as Cardboard, which we don't get here. I would also add to Phil's comment about the cheap interior materials, that the sum of the parts is a whimsical, pleasing whole that has been carefully constructed.
I like the feeling of riding in a shoulder-high Jacuzzi, and as Joe D. says, the window glass is huge and the sun visors super deep and useful. I am also very fond of the sun/moon gauges.
I have a freeway commute, and the Cube took it in stride--no excess wind noise from the giant side mirrors, steady 80 mph on cruise with no loss of acceleration, very reasonable ride quality. You must order it with the six-speed manual, though, to make the most of the don't-hold-dinner-for-me acceleration times.
In the parking structure, it takes a three-point turn to straight park. But this is a minor nuisance. In all, I love the exterior shape with its wide base and asymmetrical doors, I love the feel behind the wheel and the view out, and the whole experience of being relaxed behind the wheel rather than exhilarated. Can't wait for our 4 Seasons test Cube.
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