the manual 6 speed is the only way to go for the nissan cube.
anyone who has done any research on nissans cvt knows it is not a reliable system. The nissan rogue might as well come with 2 trannys given that they generally only last 70k!
the lack of other CVT transmission cars on the market, esp high end, just shows that there is no consumer confidence in this technology.
the only reason CVT exists is that its cheap to make, cheap to service and guarantees that the customer will return to the dealership to service it as there are so few qualified CVT technicians.
manual has been around forever, and since it is a 6 speed, is bomb on gas.
I also drive in the snow a lot, and i dont think id trust cvt to be able to adapt nearly as quickly as manual enables me to, given that no matter what one can always hop up or down a gear and know that it will do it instantly.