First drive: Nissan Cube

Nic Cackett

This is one road test where you'll need to pay close attention to the pictures. The Nissan Cube is a worthy car - spacious, comfortable, easy to drive. But the real reason for buying it is that quirky love-it-or-hate-it packaging.

The Cube's wilfully squared-off styling is the ultimate head turner, drawing bemusement, admiration and jest in almost equal measure. For some buyers this kind of attention will be too much to bear, but for the trendsetting urbanite Nissan would like to attract with the car, this level of scrutiny could be desirable.