Nissan Cube?

So, my truck is going through old-rig syndrome, and the time I put into it working on it has hit a limit.

I saw a 2011 Nissan Cube with 35k miles on it for $8k.

Wondering if anyone rolls with this rig for WC purposes, and how you like it?

The Xb has more room. :+1:

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I almost bought one yesterday, but it was a bit overpriced at $18k.

I’m thinking extension on top with a stack set, and a 2’ step and 17’ lg inside after I take the rear seats out. Funky vehicle, but they seem to look good for window cleaning rigs for some odd reason. The price is great.

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The rear is so small I can’t fit my 6’ step in it. Otherwise it would be a decent buy. It’s a clean looking ride for my industry, but a bit confined. A 32’ would be ridiculous on it! May have to go 2’ step and stack set if I went that route…

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6’ bed is fine. I just don’t like the SUV type ‘trucks’ with 5’ beds I see so often. At this point, they feel like oversized suv’s with a box in the back.

I don’t need much space, but want a ride I can use for mtn. city, and work life…

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Ask yourself where you will be in a year, and whether you will grow into it or out of it by then.

I couldnt roll in something that small. I picked up a Trailblazer and a Pathfinder today, and the Trailblazer is going to be pretty tight on the inside.

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Yeah, I hear ya. I roll traditional, but may work into WFP territory sometime soon. I don’t pressure wash as a general note. I like not having to lock and haul stuff in and out of my ride. If anything, I can keep the Cube for around town, and get a ride in someone’s subaru or taco when things get muddy.

A bit of a conundrum…

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I plan on WFP soon for office buildings here, but don’t plan to pressure-wash anytime soon. You have me thinking though…

You’ve probably seen this by now, but here’s our xB:

http://windowcleaner.com/t/infinity-cleanings-scion-xb-window-cleaning-mobile/31111/10

There are certain design aspects of the Cube that I find really tempting. Like the side opening rear hatch wouldn’t interfere with ladders on top. Also, a smaller turning radius than the xB, as well as a supposed larger cargo volume with the seats down.

I’m sure the cost justifies it, without specifics can you share how much pwing bumped up your liability?

I’ve been rolling with my Cube for a few weeks now, and it’s nice to have A/C and still be under warranty for $8k. I just figured I wouldn’t be working on the truck during weekends.


So far, it’s working out well. I need to change out the rear proportioning valve for the brakes on the Toyota, but the Cube is nice. I have A/C, and can answer my phone with bluetooth.

Debating whether I should sell the truck or not…

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Cool man, you bought it! Congrats :smile:

I’m anxious to hear all the in’s and out’s with it. Will you be doing any mods… Pulling out the back seats or anything radical like that? I read on the wiki page for the Cube that there was a ‘cargo’ edition without any back seats… :smirk:

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I think that’s a European, or Asia thing. They discontinued the Cube in 2014, and mine’s a 2011. I keep the back seats in, and roll like this:

It’s a bit more organized now, but pretty tight. If I took out the back seats, I’d install storage plywood drawers that bolts into place as if they were the back seats.

So far, I’m happy with the ride. Turns heads without looking like a broke dude. That being said… I still love the Toyota pickup!

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Nice Keith! One of my subs uses his Kia Soul for a “work truck.” He too can store a lot. He carries werner’s biggest multi purpose ladder.


I also like how we’re pretty stealth when we show up to the jobs.

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Those Tundras are so nice. They cost too much for me though. I just dropped a check on the Cube. Went off road in Steamboat fly-fishing last weekend, and it did great! That being said, wouldn’t take it off road too harsh. Working mountain homes off off dirt roads have been fine so far.

The huge thing for me is that I have a reliable vehicle.

I realized I spent more on the truck than I did for the cube for a year. The Cube looks interestingly decent with ladders on it (opinion). Figured it would be a great asset. Interesting how a vehicle can be considered an asset when you use it professionally. I bought it from a private dealer, but with under 37,000 miles on it and warranty from Nissan with 80,000 miles or 8 years is great.

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Soon as I pay my van off I’m getting something like this just for route work. Im Digging it. I need lime green though

Does that have 4 wheel drive ?

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