A beautiful example of the car that’s developed a devoted following and higher prices as a consequence, but it’s still affordable, quirky and a a joy to drive.
Nissan Cube (2nd Generation)
You have to be comfortable with the Nissan Cube’s quirky looks, but they’re not as rare now as they once were. That “once seen, never forgotten” boxy body translates into loads of interior space. The Cube is rightly listed as one of the 50 most influential car designs of recent times by the Design Museum.
The Nissan Cube has also shot up in value in recent years. Its reliability, practicality and individuality have gained it a well-deserved fan base. Easy to maintain and comfortable to drive.
This example is one of the best we’ve seen. It looks and drives as if it were made in the last couple of years. Don’t forget: only 35,000 miles on the clock,
The engine (remember 35,000 miles!) is Nissan’s UA BZ11 1.4ltr petrol used in the Micra. It’s lively and responsive. The automatic, column-mounted, transmission is smooth.
It has electrically adjustable & retractable mirrors, fuel filler cap button, central locking, electric windows.
This car has a multimedia audio system, including a CD multichanger and a DVD player, both of which work. It also includes touch screen satnav (won’t work here). As with all Japanese imports the radios operate on a narrow FM frequency range so the only station you’ll get is Radio 2. However, we’ll supply a brand new bluetooth transmitter that enables you to play all media from your ‘phone: music apps like Spotify, iTunes etc. and online radio through the car’s audio via the bluetooth transmitter. The resultant sound quality is really nice & the car’s audio system is a good one. It also provides hands-free bluetooth ‘phone audio so you can use your ‘phone, when it’s safe to do so, on the move.
There is masses of interior space. Collapse the rear seats and see just how huge the amount of space is.
The speedo and odometer are in KM but a “headsup display unit” will cost you less than £20 if you need to see things in MPH.
The bodywork is very, very good. There is absolutely no rust anywhere.
Parts and maintenance are no problem as the Cube is based on Nissan Micra mechanicals and running gear.
Please note: The car is currently not DVLA registered so as to limit the number of owners listed on the V5C when it is issued. In other words, the buyer of this car will be its 1st listed UK owner. As soon as the car is paid for we’ll apply for registration, which usually takes the DVLA a couple of weeks and you will receive a V5C in your name. We’ll supply & fit registration plates so all you have to do is tax & insure the car.
We have a network of very good specialist insurers for Japanese imports we can point you in the direction of. Please ASK! It’ll save you potential hassle and cost.
Japanese imports are routinely in much better condition that UK cars of a similar age. This is partly due to the lack of salt on Japanese roads and partly due to the Japanese culture of taking care of your own and others’ property. You rarely get door dings on Japanese imports. It’s a polite society. The cars are usually very clean too.