If you are interested in making the Nissan Cube your next vehicle, then you already have unique taste in vehicles. But I’m not sure this feature even makes it into the category of unique. The Nissan Cube has a round freaking piece of shag carpet on its dash.
Sure, that’s different, but it probably has a great use, right? Nahhhhh. It’s just there. No really, it’s just there. After an online search, it seems that no one is really sure why this thing exists. Even worse, no one has found an actual use for it.
On one forum, a person calmly proclaimed that the dash carpet is there to hold items such as sunglasses and cell phones. Finally! A reason for its existence. But the back-and-forth after that quickly squashed the hope that it could be that simple (and useful).
Person A: “Supposed to hold your stuff? I believe it’s just for decoration”
Person B: “No, it really is supposed to hold sunglasses and stuff“
Person C: “Yeah! Mine doesn’t hold s***”
Person A: “Yeah whether it holds stuff or not, it still looks ridiculous and ugly”
Even the Nissan site frustrates on this topic. Within the images of the interior, there is a picture of the dash carpet. Like you can just throw that picture in there – no big deal. Just some 70s shag on the dash…moving on. But, there is a asterik…that says “Dealer installed, also available as part of the Interior Designer kit.” Again, no help.
So why has Nissan taken the dash space to put this carpet deal there? The world may never know. Because they can, I suppose. Meanwhile, those of us that actually care about the hows and whys of the universe are left without answers. Perhaps it’s as simple as this: If you are pleased with the Cube’s performance you can actively “pet” the car as to say “good job.” Or, maybe you just need some 70s inspiration in your vehicle with the shag carpet.
Does anyone out there have a good explanation for this thing?