Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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Nissan Note (13-) Hatchback
5 reader reviews for Nissan Note Hatchback.
  • 1.2 Visia 5dr

    philip rogers , bucks . Date: 13/05/2015
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      60

    My car

    I bought one of the first of these E12 Notes 18 months ago. I and my family love it. We have the 1.5l diesel engine, Acenta Premium. The economy is great for the extra-urban driving we do. The thing we like most is that it is unassumingly competent and easy to live with. The sliding rear seat and flexible luggage area are especially useful when bigger luggage space is required. Zero rate road tax is an additional benefit. I opt not to pay this in installments at renewal!

  • 1.2 DIG-S Tekna 5dr

    David Lee , Kent . Date: 10/01/2015
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      44

    My car

    Car: NOTE MK2 (2014)1.2 DIG-S manual petrol Tekna. 2000 miles, running well. It's a good small car with good passenger space and easy driving characteristics.

    Suburbs: light to drive and comfortable. Cameras are useful but take some getting used to (see note for older drivers). I use Eco mode to drive moderately. Turning circle is big so parking may be limited but OK. Cameras only operates automatically in reverse but can be switched for other views. All views are limited in range. The system does not brake the car if danger is sensed - it's warning only. The boot is good for shopping but tight for larger items unless the seat and floor are adjusted. Good storage under floor is a plus. Boot hooks poor. Stop-start works well and can be switched off. NEEDS autofold mirrors, alarm and S-wheel reach.

    Country Roads: Generally secure/accurate handling, though brakes could be more responsive. DIG-S model has firmer suspension making ruts more noticeable, but it's still quite comfortable. Low gear and rev power is limited, especially if turning onto a steep hill from a standing start (even in normal mode. Auto lights and wipers are helpful. Car coped well enough with full load. Nav OK but nags.

    Motorways: Runs v. well in normal mode. Works best at higher speeds/revs and so easy to go too fast. It's a light car but is stable. Comfortable.

    GOOD FOR OLDER DRIVERS BUT CHECK INFO SCREEN AND CONTROLS WHILST WEARING DISTANCE GLASSES. SOME SET TOO LOW - CHECK!

  • 1.2 Visia 5dr

    Ronald Brown , Hampshire . Date: 02/01/2015
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    Not as practical as the older Note with less boot space and not as many storage places. Difficult to keep in a straight line on uneven roads and in strong winds. Fuel economy is not very good with it being very difficult to achieve 36mpg no matter how carefully the car is driven. Road noise often drowns out the radio. Even though we have the top-of-the-range Dig-S Auto it has manual (folding) mirrors. The auto engine cut-out defies logic - if you stop in traffic with the footbrake on and in gear the engine stops. But if you put the gear into NEUTRAL or PARK, or put the handbrake on the engine starts again. This means in order to keep the engine off when in a queue or at lights you need to keep the footbrake on with the gear in DRIVE. Would not buy another one but happy to keep this one for a year or two.

  • 1.2 Visia 5dr

    Jim Campbell , . Date: 15/06/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      48

    My car

    This car is surprisingly spacious. The rear seat is adjustable to change the balance between boot space and rear seat legroom but don't think this is a compromise. Just a way of providing massive space for rear passengers. The Tech Pack provides a quite phenomenal facility. Cameras all round provide an overhead shot when parking, out of lane warnings, and much more. One problem on the road is the stiffness of the suspension. I would have preferred a softer ride than this car provides on today's hump laden roads. Economy doesn't seem to be quite as good as I had hoped but the car is only 3 months old and it appears to be improving. Certainly the engine is freeing up. My one gripe is the awful voice on the satnav. The pronunciation is appalling. When giving road numbers the A is emphasised in a strange way that is irritating. Added to this I often cannot understand road and place names. Of course this should tell you do meting of the car if the worst aspect is the satnav voice.

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