New 2011 Nissan Cube Overview
Different is interesting if you do that in the right way. This is what you will get if you have 2011 Nissan Cube, added with a fun to ride and affordable price. Actually, the 2011 Nissan Cube has been a hit in Japan for several years. Now the car is starting to expand the market to the land of the America with the wraparound window.
This car is available in a standard S Krom Edition and SL trims. It has 122 horsepower to deliver and 1.8 liter four cylinder engine which is mated to the six speed manual transmission or the optional automatic transmission. The car is able to reach 27 miles per gallon in the city and 31 on the highway which is a good figure. The car will be a competitor of KIA Soul, Scion xB, Jeep Patriot, and Honda Fit.
Not like the other box model vehicles in the market, the 2011 Nissan Cube has sets itself apart with the unique rear window which is wrap the car from the rear to the side of the car. This is not only to bring a more stylish feature, but also to give you an excellent visibility to anything behind your car. For the standard, it has 15 inch wheels with plastic covers.
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2011 Nissan Cube, Wagon, SUV, or Sedan?
If you have seen the Nissan Cube, you will know it. The car is particularly different with its asymmetrical back window which is also wraps into its side. It might be similar with the other unique cars from Scion and the others, but this Cube is interesting in its own way. This four seating wagon is an affordable option with the price between $ 15,000 to $ 22,000.
For the powertrain, Nissan Cube only has one option, the 1.8 liter 4 cylinder engine. But there is manual transmission and the CVT available. The engine is able to transmit 122 horsepower and 127 pound feet of torque into a six speed manual transmission for the most affordable version. For the interior, you will see a navigation system. But the best thing on the interior is the styling, so the driver will enjoy a stylish ride.
The thing is, this Nissan Cube is a very unusual car with a big attraction to the drivers. If you want a stylish ride, then this is your car. But if you are looking for a bigger space for your family, you might want to look on the other option. The main advantage of this car is the fun and affordability with its unique styling and a good gas mileage.
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2011 Volkswagen Amarok
On last February, the pricing details for the three trim levels of this new pickup car, the Volkswagen Amarok, have been released by Volkswagen UK division. The base Startline model which has a 2.0 liter TDI 122 hp engine will costs £16,995. For the higher performance trendline with 163 horsepower from the BiTDI version of the same diesel engine, it costs £18,995.The best model, the Highline, will have a starting price of £21,575.
Moreover, they will also offer the new four wheel drive with two refined 2 liter engines. All of the models can have the 2.0 liter BiTDI 165 horsepower, while the lower engine will only be available for the Startline. The Startline will bring you some standard features such as 16 inch alloy wheels, semi automatic air conditioning, single CD/radio, and electric front and rear windows.
The Trendline has two zone automatic air conditioning, cruise control, RCD 310 radio/CD. Multifunctional computer, and the leather steering wheel, handbrake, and gear knob. You can also buy the Highline to have the 4MOTION permanent. This feature will give a lower payload, but a more car-like driving experience.
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Hyundai Recalls Elantra for Air Bag Concerns
Hyundai has recently announced two different recalls for their Hyundai Elantra sedans due to the air bag related problems. The first recall will affects to around 95,783 unit of Elantra 2007-2008MY which is created from July 14,2006 to August 29, 2007. For this first recall. The air bag control might has an unstable electrical signal from the seat track position sensor and cause the airbag in the drive side to deploy with a higher pressure than it should be.
In order to fix it, this South Korean manufacturer will reprogram the air bag control for free. The second one will affects 188,967 unit of 2007-2009MY which is built from July 14, 2006 to November 1, 2008. For this case, Hyundai said that the weight sensor at the front right will deactivates when the passenger with a certain weight is on the seat. That sensor will be contaminated and malfunction, so the airbag will deploy in crash when it shouldn’t deploy.
Hyundai said that they will fix this issue by implementing a protective cover for the weight classification system connector in order to prevent contamination. Both of the recalls were scheduled to be done in this month. If you are one of the Hyundai Elantra owner, you can contact Hyundai’s customer assistance center.
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2011 Honda Element
Honda is trying to offer a faster steering, a comfortably low ride height, and a stiffer suspension with their 2011 Honda Element SC. It comes with a larger 18 inch wheel and tire combination. The car comes with front wheel or the all wheel drive option. Both of them is offering a smooth and quite ride on the vehicle with the combination of 2.4 liter 16 valve engine with DOHC i-VTEC engine. I think it is one promising choice for an affordable 4 cylinder SUV.
The car has plenty amount of power with the engine to produce 166 horsepower and 1,500 pound for towing capacity. For a smoother ride and precise steering, it uses the Control Link Macpherson strut front suspension. For the interior, you will get a fully configurable seating and innovative cargo area design to allow you to fold, flip, or even remove the rear seat for up to 64 different options.
As you see from the specification, the 2011 Honda Element is actually a feature-packed car. Some customers might change their option to a more streamlined vehicle and more luxury features. However, still, it is an affordable option for the drivers who need a serious amount of space in their car. If you want a functional car, then this is your choice.
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