Bought new last September and now done 7000 miles. It's roomy and very civilised to drive for a car of this size and price. It's rather low geared which is good and bad as it means it picks up well but sounds a bit revvy at higher speeds. The ride is good and there are enough gadgets to keep you happy. The keyless ignition takes some getting used to and I still don't trust it. Sometimes it's a bit fiddly to get the starter button to turn but that's probably me. The passenger space is great but it would be helpful if the rear seat could be made to tumble forward and thus make the load space more practical to use.My previous car was a Honda Jazz which had the most versatile interior I've ever encountered. On balance the Note is better to drive but the Jazz had a more useful load space.
On the road - i've had mine since september and it breaks down alot, you drive along and suddenly the car de-rates itself and puts you into a limp home of 10mph. Brilliant for motorway travel as it certainly keeps you alert as you never know when this surprise will happen.I have had this problem fixed 4 times and it has just happened again so its back to the garage for a 5 time. Running costs - i would recomend you never fill the tank up, simply let it break down and the garage will have put some in for you when they "test" your car
Nissan aftersales tell you constant lies and they aren't even clever enough to remember them. They always assure me the car is fixed but it usually breaks down within 2 weeks
I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND ANYONE TO BUY A NISSAN NOTE AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO YEARS OF PROBLEMS
If i could afford the legal costs i would reject the car. And many thanks to the people of the Sunderland plant for my great car
good car, easy to drive amd very manouverable. Comfort and space good. Servicing costs too expensive, i.e. £508.00+ 2nd service, not made aware of cost. Will not buy Nissan again after being loyal customer for over 15 years.
I bought my Nissan Note to replaced my Saab 9-3 . Not an obvious alternative but I wanted to downsize. A Note was my first consideration but the secondhand price of an 8 month old Tekna was hard to resist. I carry fair bit of work kit and this was a problem with the Corolla I owned before the Saab. With the Note I can stow most of my kit under the boot floor and in other cubbies inside the cabin. Passenger space is good, you sit a bit higher than a normal car but not overly so. 4 people fit comforably and the only place I feel the pinch is in shoulder room which is about 4" less than previously. The 1.6 petrol engine is good and the steering reasonably sharp on the open road (both better than a Mazda 3 1.6 I test drove). Unsurprisingly the high speed ride and refinement is less than I am used to as is the internal drumming when I drive over Edinburgh's cobbled streets. On normal roads up to 60mph refinement and performance are good. Internally the Note is well screwed together and has stacks of kit: 6CD changer, MP3 connection, climate control, half leather, auto lights and wipers etc. Some of the plastics feel cheap (the seat adjustment levers, gear-lever gater and parts of the lower dashboard) which is in contrast to the soft feel leather on the seats. Overall fuel consumption is better than I expected with busy town driving eaking out a respectable 36 MPG. I cannot comment on reliability or servicing yet. Overall I am pretty pleased with the Note so far.
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