It's provides a lot of features for the money. I have used this car for several road trips, it has done wonderful. It cost very little to maintain. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a very reliable, low cost car with a lot of features! Mine even has a heating steering wheel! Love it!
If you stumble upon a USED Leaf: Go for it, specially if your commute isn't longer than 50-60 miles. Look at the vertical bars just to the right of the "range estimate" on dashboard. There should be 12 vertical bars. Just as with laptop batteries of cell phones with time, the battery looses some of its capacity to retain a charge. 2011 and 2012 Leafs in used market may be missing 1 or 2 bars. So look for this when you go for a test drive. SUPER quiet!! Suspension is very nimble, barely feel road bumps. Very simple uncomplicated vehicle operation. I plan on keeping it until battery degrades too much (maybe 5 years). Then I'll go to Nissan dealership and have them install new battery pack ($100/month) and car will be paid for.
I loved pretty much everything about the Cube. I bought it mainly based on it's safety record and luckily it lived up to and beyond that when I was t-boned at an intersection last week. The car, sadly was totaled but more importantly, I got out of it without any serious injury. The side airbag was deployed and kept my head from hitting the inside of the car. If it had not, I'm sure I would have had a head injury. So, all in all, it was worth it for that alone. In addition, it rides smoothly, the visibility is good, the sound insulation was great and the bells and whistles were all very nice. All in all , I loved my little car and am very sad to lose it.