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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 SE 5dr

    Terence Dite , Bristol . Date: 26/05/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought our Note in October 2006 from a main dealer, six months old with 5k on the clock. It now has 9k so you will realise that I don't go far very often. Having read all the previous reviews, it appears that most people who bother to do it at all, are quite pleased and satisfied with the Nissan Note. While some have had serious mechanical and poor response problems from Nissan and main dealerships, most seem to have experienced the opposite. While servicing is definately overpriced, common for most main dealerships, our Note has to date proved quite satisfactory with no significant problems, mechanical or otherwise. Okay, the power and build quality is hardly Mercedes or BMW, but then neither is the price or running costs. My main gripe is that the boot will not accommodate two large suitcases with a passenger sitting comfortably in the back seat. When I bought my car there were several small scratches on the bodywork, and despite my request to have them seen to when I bought the car, the result was very half hearted and the scratches reappeared after a short while. Having over the years bought five different Nissans at different times from that dealership, needless to say my next Nissan will be purchased elsewhere.

  • 1.5 dCi SE 5dr

    Stephen Mendham Date: 17/05/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This was car was bought from new just over 18 months ago and now has 20,000 miles on the clock.

    It is very economical, comfortable and versatile, loads of space to configure for passengers/and or cargo. The cabin is light and airy. The double level boot is a bit gimmicky but it is handy in making for a level loading platform when the rear seats are down. The build quality is good. Only one warranty issue so far - a faulty clip on the drivers’ sun visor replaced without fuss under warranty. The dashboard is a bit plasticky yet it is tough and the quality is good with no rattles yet.

    All round visibility is excellent. I opted for the "comfort Pack" which takes you halfway to the SVE trim, providing climate control, rain sensing wipers, auto lights and an in dash 6 CD changer. There is a wide choice of tyres with the 15 inchers on this model. The car is still on its originals with some 4mm still left on the fronts.

    The motor gives enough oomph for me and keeps up well on the motorway. The ride is a little firm but not an issue for me. It is a little noisy on cold starts but soon settles down. Economy is excellent. Low to mid 60's mpg in normal driving. The steering is light which makes it a dream to park and in town but loses a little on the open road. Despite that this is a nimble car and fun on an open road. I would certainly consider buying one again and I look forward to getting in it and driving it every day.

  • 1.5 dCi 85 Acenta 5dr

    Mark Allen , Warks . Date: 24/04/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Fantastic, utility vehicle. Great equiptment for price. Room in back better than my e-class !

  • 1.6 SE 5dr

    Andrew Dicker , Kent . Date: 12/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    We bought our 1.6 auto new 2 years ago, because our old shape Micra had been utterly reliable over 9 years and because it is British built! Unfortunately the local dealer is expensive, the 1st years service cost £280 but was paid for by them due to some damage to the car when we picked it up.

    Some reviews comment on the hard ride. I think it has a very comfortable ride, especially when compared to the company cars I drive. I'm 6 foot tall so a little more driver leg room would be nice, but I say the same about my Zafira. As a passenger, my wife finds the Note more comfortable and on the odd occassion she drives, she loves the high seating position, visibility and wheel adjustment and the fact that she can see where the bonnet ends because of the headlamp blobs.

    We have 3 children and they all fit in. We usually have the rear seats pushed back giving acres of leg room in the back. It's also quite surprising how much luggage you can still get in the boot when you make use of the false floor. The air-con and heating are first rate. The headlights are good. The myriad of storage areas are very handy and the seat trays are a neat idea, although our 3yr old keeps kicking them and has broken the cup holder on one.

    Apart from the wish for a little more driver legroom, my only gripe is with the instrument dials - I think they are too small and the markings are far too close to read quickly.

    All in all, I would recommend the Note as a thoroughly competent small family car.

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