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I've been reading the forum for over couple of weeks, it helped me make up my mind to buy a Cube. Last weekend at the local dealer, I put a down-payment on a Chrome Silver SL with the Preferred, Illumination and Interior Design Packages. I have to wait until the Cash for Clunkers program takes affect before I can pick it up, which looks like Saturday. I haven't had a new car since the 90s, so I am pretty excited to get my hands on it!

I've only seen one Cube, so far, in the Twin Cities area. It was a Black Krom, very nice looking. My dad and older sister think the Cube is ugly, but my younger brother likes the look of it. It seems to be one of those cars that you either really like or hate.

My biggest worry is that my cats will scratch the paint job. I have three house cats that like going out in the attached garage to play. They are always on top of my minivan, which is considerably larger than the Cube. Does anyone know if there is a cloth cover for the Cube? When I was looking at the Honda Fit, I saw it had a cover as one of the options. I may have to keep them out of the garage until I can find a solution, which they are not going to like.
 

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Congrats Jacquie, that's the color/model I originally wanted but didn't want to wait for. I hadn't seen any on the road in my small town until I drove away from the dealership and saw the same color in less than 2 miles on the trip home. ???

We have outside cats and I can verify that the Cube does well with them. The short flat hood allows them to easily reach it and the another short hop to the top. Our Quest mini-van (and there's nothing mini about it) has a sharply sloping hood and has been the victim of "cat scratch fever". :no:
 

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ChristineK said:
Welcome :)

I have not seen a cover as of yet, but one for an XB I am sure it would work fine.

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/mmp/scion~xb~car_cover~parts.html

I can tell you I know cats nails will effect paint as a cat scratched my old mustang with its back claws trying to climb up.

Good Luck

Thanks for the information! It would be hard keeping them out of the garage, since they view it as their large play area. Plus, I get the occasional mouse sneaking in during the winter so they help keep the rodent population down.
 

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Congrats Jacquie, that's the color/model I originally wanted but didn't want to wait for. I hadn't seen any on the road in my small town until I drove away from the dealership and saw the same color in less than 2 miles on the trip home. ???

We have outside cats and I can verify that the Cube does well with them. The short flat hood allows them to easily reach it and the another short hop to the top. Our Quest mini-van (and there's nothing mini about it) has a sharply sloping hood and has been the victim of "cat scratch fever". :no:
Living in Minnesota, I always look for a color that is going to show the dirt and road salt the least. So I was glad they had the color I wanted the most in the style I wanted.

My minivan's hood is all scratched up, but it was old when I got it so a few scratches didn't really matter that much. My cats view it as a giant cat tree. ;D

I got to go and see if I can order that cover.
 

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Do you drive a black Krom? The only Cube I've seen to date was a Black Krom parked outside of Panera Bread in Rosedale.

Although I think I'll be seeing a lot more Cubes on the road; I just checked the inventory at 4 Nissan dealerships in the Twin Cities and they are all sold out of the Cube. Must be the Cash for Clunkers program.
 

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Congrats: as you live in a snow belt...are you concerned about the ground clearance with the cube? Are you planning to run 4 snows or keep the all season tires on at least through your 1st year of ownership ? :) ;) :D ;D :mad: 8)
 

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Congrats: as you live in a snow belt...are you concerned about the ground clearance with the cube? Are you planning to run 4 snows or keep the all season tires on at least through your 1st year of ownership ? :) ;) :D ;D :mad: 8)
I did think about ground clearance, but they do a pretty good job of removing the snow in Minnesota. :) Plus, it has to be considerably better than my current vehicle that I've nicknamed the Giant Top. A rear-wheel drive minivan with a center mounted engine is pretty bad at handling slippery roads. At least with the Cube I hope I won't need the 60 pounds of sand to weigh down the back end during the winter. :(
 
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