For The Nissan Note 1.4 Visia is the most affordable Note, and along with excellent interior space, buyers benefit from an eager 1.4-litre engine that provides sufficient performance for town and motorway driving alike.
Against Every Note gets front and side airbags, but the entry level Visia lacks full-length curtain airbags. It has front electric windows only and neither Bluetooth nor driver's seat-height adjustment are available.
The Nissan Note 1.4 Visia offers value and provides all the interior space benefits of the rest of the range, but equipment and safety kit are limited, so stretch your budget a little further.
There are three engines to choose from and even the entry-level, 87bhp 1.4-litre petrol does a fine job. We rate its sprightly feel around town, and it never feels out of its depth on faster roads. The 1.6 petrol engine is faster still, but fuel economy drops from 48mpg to 43mpg. The diesel offers good economy and plenty of mid-range performance.
Although the Note is pricier than many five-door superminis that you might consider as alternatives, low emissions and good fuel economy keep running costs competitive. The entry-level Visia model gets a CD player and electric front windows, but no air-con. Our favourite model is the 1.4 Acenta: it costs a lot more than the 1.4 Visia, but we reckon it's worth spending the money. Air-conditioning, rear electric windows and full-length curtain airbags all join the equipment roster.
My husband bought this car new in April 2008. It is very roomy and had lots of equipment including mp3 and bluetooth. It is nice to drive and there…
The Nissan Note is good to drive and well laid out but I have had a surprising number of faults with it. Engine speed controller failed within first…
A few years ago i had a new 1.6 petrol and had nothing but problems, ECU problem, washer bottle split, brakes failed on Beachy Head in Sussex,so after…
This is a good car and had it for nearly a year got it with 27,000 miles on it would agree on the tyre choice...there isnt any choice! and the only…
The petrol-engined Nissan Note 1.4 Acenta costs less than the equivalent diesel-powered model and is a sound all-rounder that will serve young families and other buyers well.