Driving INSIDE the Box – 2009 Nissan Cube

Nissan Cube

I’ve had a 2009 Nissan cube Krom edition for the past few days but today is the day I put it to the test. I have errands galore that include shopping (which for the record I DETEST), bank, post office….you know, the things that we all have to do every weekend. I’m going to use Twitter to update you on my experiences living with the cube for the next few days. If you aren’t following me on Twitter, do so HERE.

2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster

by Nick Kurczewski 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster: Nissan adds more muscle, but doesn’t forget the importance of good manners. I’d be a rich man – or at least a more popular one – if my personal gym routine was as…

2009 Nissan 370Z

by Colin Mathews The 370Z is a decided type-A extrovert. Like that jock friend of yours who always wants to put you in a head lock and give you a noogie when he sees you. Annoying because you have to…

Nissan EV – First Drive

Nissan Electric Vehicle

I had the opportunity to drive a powertrain last week. Yes, I said a powertrain and not a vehicle. That cute little panda-like ride you see above is a beard for Nissan’s new electric vehicle (EV) and while it looks cute in its two-tone paint job, it is what lies beneath that is important.
Electric vehicles are not new for Nissan. In fact, they introduced their first electric car in 1998 and then offered a micro car called the Hypermini for limited lease in 2000. Nissan’s executives spoke to this fact a few times during the presentation – perhaps to overcome the doubt that Nissan is serious about launching a EV next year in limited markets and then globally in 2012.

Battle of the Boxes

I remember countless hours spent as a child playing in a box. Yes, a standard-issue cardboard box. If it was raining or too cold outside, my mother would pull out a box from the closet and the fun ensued. To add context to this story, our TV was B&W, there were only three channels and computers and video games were things of the distant future. So if there was nothing suitable on TV and Mother couldn’t send us outside to play (or lock us in the dog pen – true story), we had to entertain ourselves and, gasp(!), we used our imaginations.

2009 Scion xB

2009 Scion xB
2010 Kia Soul

2010 Kia Soul
2009 Nissan Cube

2009 Nissan Cube

Playhouse I’m just going to come out and say it; the Nissan cube is cute. And by “cute” I mean a little cartoonish. And by “cartoonish” I mean, well, “girly”..not that there is anything wrong with that. There have been…

2009 Nissan Cube – First Drive

Nissan Cube

Friday, April 3, 2009 – I am in Miami to drive the new 2009 Nissan Cube for the day. Luckily I’ve spent time in two of the Cube’s key competitors lately: the 2010 Kia Soul and the 2009 Scion xB. It will be interesting to compare the three. So far, the Cube is the most “expressive” and distinctive.

2009 Nissan 370Z – A Week Behind the Wheel

BlueTech by Mercedes

They say March roars in like a Lion and leaves like a Lamb. Here on the East coast, we began the month with a whole lot of the white stuff that has left us praying for Spring to come. I was the recipient of something else white, wicked and powerful this week and thankfully it wasn’t from mother nature. This force of nature came from Nissan in the form of a 2009 370Z Touring in Pearl White with Persimmon leather.

2009 Nissan Rogue

Nissan Goes Rogue by Casey Williams “Going rogue” seems to have become the phrase of the season. Politicians went rogue in front of diced turkeys, the governor of my home state apparently rogued off a senate seat, and even President-elects…

Gaywheels Picks the Best of 2008

Gaywheels Picks Best of 2008

We published our inaugural Favorite Vehicles list in 2007 and are continuing the tradition for 2008. The field of “best-ofs” includes some 2008, 2009 and even a 2010 model. Our editors choose vehicles perfect for us, for families, for dates and clubbing, and cars and trucks notable for their new looks, new hardware and new attitude. Read on to see what Joe, Joe and Josee chose as their favorite in each category.