For The Nissan Note has a spacious and thoughtfully designed interior, and it's well built. The steering is sharp and the suspension strikes a fine balance between ride comfort and body control.
Against It's pricey compared to even the largest five-door supeminis and the narrow body makes it tight for five people. The styling is dull, too, and there are no curtain airbags on the entry-level models.
The Nissan Note is a practical small MPV that's also classy inside, cheap to run and good to drive. The only major weaknesses are poor resale values and a rather narrow cabin.
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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.