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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.
  • 1.6 SVE 5dr

    Richard Old , . Date: 24/02/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this car new in 2006 having previously owned 4 different Nissan models all of which were extremely reliable and reasonably cheap to run. The Note is very roomy and the handling is surprisingly good for a tall, narrow car. It is well equipped but the climate control is the least effective I have ever known. The seating is not the most comfortable but ease of access is outstanding due to wide (front) doors and high seat squabs. Night driving is helped by very good headlights. The Note is easy to park, helped on the SVE by parking sensors though the turning circle is quite large. The one thing that stands out about this car is the lack of care Nissan has shown to its customers by fitting brak pads and Disks that one is told need replacing after 12k carefully driven miles and also Tyres that last no more than 12k miles (coming up to my third set in 22000 miles at £420 a set) that are only manufactured by one company (Continental) and then refusing to help when asked if other, more standard rims , can be fitted, "tough" was actually the answer given by Nissan UK's headquarters. Just shows how careful you have to be before buying a new car, thought I could trust Nissan, what a mug am I.

  • 1.6 SVE 5dr

    Alfie McGarthland , Banffshire . Date: 05/01/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this car with 7k on the clock and have mostly been impressed by it. It drives well,is spacious,toys are plentiful and it looks the bizz (well i think so). Fuel economy is fine for a 1.6 petrol (averaging 43mpg) and has pretty much been trouble free. On the down side it has just gone through a 24k service and required 4 tyres at £105 each (apparently only Continental manufacture tyres for the car and because they are an unusual size - 185/55/V16's - then this bumps up the price).It's a pity dealers don't tell you this when you buy the car! It also requires front brake discs and pads because the discs are badly corroded,which at 24k,i think is poor.I am still waiting for a quote for these but have been told it will be £200'ish.The Renault engine could be more refined,sometimes feeling that a 6th gear would help.Driver leg-room could also be improved,i feel slightly cramped at times and i'm only 5ft 10" tall. Apart from these slight niggles i find the Note a nice car to own and drive,and love it's looks (especially in metallic grey). 8/10.

  • 1.4 S 5dr

    S Basak Date: 14/12/2007
    • Overall 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My review is based on the Note I had as a hire car for 7 days. I drove it 1250 miles in just 7 days! This is a good car. Very comfortable for long journey. I usually need height adjustable seat to be comfortable, this base model didn't have this, yet I didn't feel any pain after 4 hours of constant driving. AC was effective, all round visibility was excellent. Space was very good inside. The car suffered slightly on cross winds on open roads while driving 65+mph. I drove on challenging mountain roads without problem. This is not a race car and so acceleration wasn't dramatic. But I don't drive like nuts, especially on mountain roads, so I had no complaint. I even did a little bit of off-roading with it. But it seemed to run out of puff over 80mph on motorways. Brakes were also good. Overall I do recommend it for a family car. I didn't calculate fuel economy but roughly it is not excessive for a car of this size. Overall a good MPV for the family.

  • 1.6 Acenta 5dr

    Brian Matthews , Surrey . Date: 12/12/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I brought the Note from new and I have had it for four weeks now. At first it seemed ok but I was soon troubled by engine noise and poor running costs. It's already been back once and they don't seem able to locate the fault. The rear window blinds are hopeless and have fallen on my little one's head on several occassions already. This is my first Nissan and overall I'm disappointed. The Note does seem slightly unbalanced on cornering and did seem to get caught out in strong winds.

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