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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

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

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50 reader reviews for Nissan Note Hatchback.
  • 1.4 Acenta 5dr

    Scott Curtis , Kent . Date: 24/07/2013
    • 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
      41.8

    My car

    I bought this car new in the summer of 2010 and have been mostly pleased with it. At the time of writing I have driven 42k largely trouble free miles, with the only problems being a reluctant-to-disengage starter motor, which was replaced under warranty, a leaking rocker cover gasket, which was not covered by the warranty but replaced as a good will gesture by the supplying dealer, and rust in the tailgate which was caused by the supplying dealer drilling into it to fit the number plate and leaving bare metal exposed to the elements. This last issue was also promptly sorted out by the supplying dealer. The car bashes along the motorway at 80-ish mph in an acceptable fashion, although it is a little low-geared for this type of work and isn't the quietest environment in which to travel. I'm achieving 41.8 mpg on a mixture of town and motorway driving, and I'm not particularly light footed. The interior has stood up well to hard family use, as has the paintwork although a couple of the alloy wheels are starting to deteriorate. Servicing is reasonably priced at the local franchised dealer, although I don't like the long service intervals (12500 miles) and change the oil in between services myself using genuine Nissan oil and filters, which surprisingly are cheaper than Halfords items! I get about 30k miles out of the tyres which are rotated to even out the wear, and have stuck with the original Pirelli's. Generally speaking, a good little car.

  • 1.4 S 5dr

    Tracey Burns Date: 30/05/2012
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    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 is not too much body roll although I would not go round corners as fast as I would in my own Honda Accord. We chose this car above the Ford Fiesta due to the 3 year 0% finance, 3 years servicing and 3 year RAC - no worry motoring.

    After 2 years (22000 miles) the brakes and shoes had to be replaced at a cost of £200. At the 3 year service we were given a further 1 year RAC cover for having the vehicle serviced by Nissan - great!

    The car is now just 4 years old. It started to misfire. Took it to our local garage and they replaced the coil on cylinder 4. Got the car back same day but it started to misfire again. Our diagnostic tool said misfire on cylinder 4. Took it back to the same garage next day. Took them over the weekend to decide it needed a genuine Nissan coil. Got the car back 2 days later but still misfired after only 20 miles.

    My husband changed the spark plugs to rule them out. No difference. Booked it into Nissan dealer. Charged us £50 for diagnostic test and said it was cured. Started misfiring again before we got a mile up the road. Been in the garage ever since and 3 days later still waiting to hear if it can be fixed and what they are going to charge us. It has been 3 weeks without a car. My 12 year old Honda Accord is taking my husband to work and back at the moment.

  • 1.4 SE 5dr

    ka leavy , . Date: 25/03/2012
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35.6

    My car

    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 year (repaired free of charge) Engine speed controller failed again in year 2 (repaired free of charge) Front suspension boots replaced in year 3 (repaired free of charge) Brake fluid master cylinder failed and replaced in year 4 at a cost of €550.00 Clutch failed and gerabox seal leak - replaced in year 4 at a cost of €725.00 with only 19000 miles on the clock I will be wary of buying another Nissan.

  • 1.5 dCi N-tec 5dr

    Harry Baker , Lincs . Date: 16/12/2011
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      62

    My car

    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 only 4 months sold it....Now years later i still like the car and have bought a 1.5 Diesel N.Tech, ex demo car...Very pleased so far, the consumption is around 58-65, although i have had 70 on a run of 120 miles.Like so many others i also think that the tyre situation is appauling,with the only quality tyre being Continental OR mid range Falcon, the other point is not being able to move the steering wheel in or out, i think that the biggest down side is the vehicle width, very narrow and when i change gear my arm bangs into the passenger's arm..all the N.Tech goodies work well,a am not happy with the ride quality as my last vehicle had 18" wheels and i expected the ride to be hard but not on a 16"....and WHY oh WHY, a "V" rating???, 149MPH,even the Honda Jazz has the same tyre but a down graded "H" Rating...Will they listen NO. Harry Baker South Lincs

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