I initially wanted the red, but had heard it was not quite as red in person as it was in the promo literature, and it truly was not a bright red, so I did not want it. I thought about white, but the interior of the one on the lot had the light gray interior, and, coming off a car with a tan interior, I told myself I would never get light interior cloth again! There was a black Krom on the lot, but the front "grill" comes down even more, and, here in New England, I wanted all the ground clearance I could get. (And, for some reason, it did not have the XM option and also did not have the fog lights, two things I wanted.)
The moss green one was the one up on the display rack by the road, and it must have been pretty funny to see me scrambling up the rack to read the sticker and get a glimpse inside. As soon as I saw the dark interior, and the color up close, I was sold! The Cube has the preferred package and the carpeted mats (and the requisite shag carpeting), and I am having lots of fun with the BT connection with the phone and the memo pad. The iPhone cannot upload contacts to the car, so I am spending a lot of time adding the contacts I really care about to the system.
I also had some decisions to make about the mounting of my Garmin GPS. The windows are really far away from the driver, and were not ideal. So, I added the small plate to the left-most area of the flat shelf about the glove-box (the one with the shallowed out area), and the suction mount attaches to it when in use. The GPS can see through the windshield from there, so all is good!
The only thing I wish the Cube had was one (or two) more power ports. Even with the built-in XM, I still need two to get things done!
I went out and measured the ground clearance-- 8". My single disappointment with the Cube coming to the US was the elimination of the electronic four-wheel drive option. My dealer says that this is unlikely ever to come to the US.
The front wheel drive will probably do the trick, at least here in southern New England. My last two cars (Honda CR-V and Toyota Matrix) both had 4WD, so I am hoping I am right. I am not planning to put snows on it at this point.
Go to local Target or autoparts store and get one of those adapters that turns one power outlet into 2. I think I've seen a triple somewhere, but I'm not too sure you could power or charge 3 devices at once.