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It has been really fun driving it around. Although I am extremely nervous about parking lots, and careful just where I park the Cube. That will change after I get my first door ding.

I still haven't seen any other Cube on the road. My Cube is getting a lot of strange looks from people. At the stop light a guy in a pickup truck asked me how I liked it ... that was the first time that has ever happened to me. :eek:

My Dad who didn't like the looks of it at first, has started to warm to the Cube. He said it's growing on him. :) I took him for a ride in it and he was impressed with how quiet and smooth the ride was, he didn't even mind the wind noise when we took it out on the freeway. Another thing that impressed him were all of the features that I had on my Cube, some even his much more expensive Lexus didn't have. I got my Cube SL with almost all of the interior options. My brothers like the headroom and how large the interior felt.

The people at work all seemed to like it, except no one understood the shag dash topper. The number 1 question I get is what is the function of that round piece of shag carpet on the dash?

I need to put my first tank full of gas in it this morning.
 

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I just tell 'em it's my "cubic hair", they crack up laughing, and then a few seconds later they "get it".

I've had mine 3 weeks now and am still going through the same experiences. Yesterday at a 4-way stop, I had a pickup truck driver who had the right of way just sit there looking at me. I inched up, he didn't budge. I inched up again, he still didn't budge. Just about the time I was about to go, he "woke up" and slowly rolled through the intersection in front of me still staring with his embarrassed passenger giving me the hands raised shrug expression. LOL

No dings yet but careful parking (so easy to swing in/out) and being small really help.
 

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The Cube is almost 3 feet shorter than my last vehicle, so it is enjoyable being able to zip in and out of parking spaces. ;D

At work, I park the Cube so I can see it from the windows in my department. I watched today as 5 employees from another group stopped to look the Cube over. It was hard to tell if they were impressed with it or not. My manager wanted me to push the panic button on the keyless remote to make them jump, but I didn't retrieve it in time. I'm not sure if would have worked; we were inside at least 60 feet from the car.
 

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That is funny :) I once had a group of 20 teens hovering around a previous car of mine... I pushed the panic button & they all ran away. Little did I know that a cop was around the corner and swooping in to question them (at which point I felt kinda bad).
 

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Jacqui,

To show another parallel, my wife was like your dad. Her first response upon seeing it in the driveway when I brought it home during my 3rd test drive was this: "That's a Hermann Munster car!".


Umm, kinda' dating ourselves with that one but..... :-[

Fast forward to tonight and not only is she showing it off to strangers in parking lots but she actually drove it over to a friends house to make her test drive it. :yes:
 

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My wife calls me Capone, saying it looks like a gangsters car.
 

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HRWatson68 said:
My wife calls me Capone, saying it looks like a gangsters car.
Put a dozen or so bullet hole decals on it and you too can have your own gangsta' Qb. :D :no:
 

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jacquie said:
It has been really fun driving it around. Although I am extremely nervous about parking lots, and careful just where I park the Cube. That will change after I get my first door ding.
We all here knew you would like it!
Congratulations.
I have the parking lot phobia too.Time will tell.
Happy Cubing.
 

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Jacqui,

Fast forward to tonight and not only is she showing it off to strangers in parking lots but she actually drove it over to a friends house to make her test drive it. :yes:

My Dad is now bragging up the Cube. I think when I told him it's body type was classified as a wagon that helped. He used to own station-wagons throughout the 60s and 70s, we had a big family. Although I have informed him that I've classified it as "not my father's station-wagon". :D
 

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My brother is an idiot.

When I took my brothers for a ride in the Cube last Saturday, we went to Smashburger for some takeout. I handed my youngest brother the bag of burgers and hot dogs to hold since he was in the back seat. At Smashburger they package their takeout in black cardboard boxes with a red smashburger sticker to hold them closed. Well anyway he set the bag on the floor and when I rounded a corner it tipped over and the boxes fell out. He scooped them up and placed them back in the bag.

When we arrived at our Dad's house, we were missing my other brother's burger. We all assumed that Smashburger messed up and forgot the burger. I called them and complained and my brother headed back to Smashburger to pick up another burger. Flash ahead to Friday. Myself and a co-work took the Cube to pick up some pizzas for the office, when she opened the back door to set the pizzas inside, she mentioned that there was a smashburger box on the floor.

So in short, I've been driving around for the past week with a unopened hamburger in my back seat! :mad: Luckily it was relatively cool last week and the burger was so well wrapped, otherwise it might have really started to stink. It also helped to have the new car smell. :sick:

Everyone at the office and in my family got a good laugh over the incident. :roll:
 
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