There hands are a little tied, due to the falling Dollar/Yen ratio. Check out the thread "Open letter to NissanUSA". And the yen is down again today. When the ratio was 100 Yen to the Dollar, a $14K-ish decently optioned Cube was possible. Now, the Yen is only 88 to the dollar; each time the Yen drops one more, the cost of a Cube has to go up about $170. I am also hoping for a "stripper" Cube, but that stripper Versa doesn't even some with a dome light or air conditioning!