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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 Acenta 5dr

    Sam Graham Date: 01/12/2007
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Just passed 1000 miles on our Note Acenta R Automatic. Our Honda Accord auto will be kept because it is simply too good to “give away” but fair to say that the Note is actually quite splendid in comparison. We find the upright sitting and getting in/out an advantage over the low Accord and I have found the brakes and engine response very impressive. MPG on a new engine is averaging 44 overall and this manual calculation is almost exactly what the on board computer states over the 1000 miles. I was surprised to find the auto box is as smooth as the Accord and the “overdrive” option more than just a novelty. The versatility and legroom front and rear is excellent for what appears to be a small vehicle and this is welcome for me as a tall person with a left leg disability. Steering is light and responsive although I have found a slight “wandering” in cross winds considering it isn’t actually a tall car. Equipment levels ok (no water temp gauge!!) and storage space is very good and well planned although the picnic tables are indeed a novelty – no kids in the back but I wouldn’t trust them if there were! As I said only 1000 miles to date but I am impressed with this versatile car and indeed the local Nissan dealer. Sorry Honda, we wanted to like the Jazz but the Note won on several counts. Sam. Wigan.

  • 1.4 S 5dr

    Paul Newns , Shropshire . Date: 23/11/2007
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I hired a Note on holiday. We had it for four days and I was glad to give it back. Diabolical. It handled the twisty Cypriot roads like a jelly, giving no confidence going into tight downhill bends at anything other than granny slow.

    The brakes were OK but gave little feel.

    The engine was a disappointment. It was OK on the flat but show it a hill and you were up and down the gears to get the thing moving. A day in the mountains used almost half a tank of fuel over approximately 200km.

    The cabin was spacious and everything reasonably laid out, but it was dull and uninspiring. The seats were comfortable but failed to hold you tight when cornering quickly.

    In short, it's OK for the school run but don't expect to drive it hard or have fun with it.

  • 1.6 Tekna 5dr

    Mark Erickson-Rohrer , Merseyside . Date: 27/09/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    In to the second week of our Note Tekna 1.6 auto ownership, and I can honestly say it is one of the best cars we have ever had. It is not just a roomy, practical and pleasant car to drive or be driven in, it has one of the highest spec levels you could expect for what is a blown-up micra, more of a "super-micra".

    Where would I start? Access is very easy for both front and rear occupants, with plenty of head and leg room. Storage solutions are everywhere, with more than enough cup holders and little nooks and crannies. As for kit, well, 4 electric windows, Climate air-con, 6 cd auto changer, auto lights and wipers, electric heated & folding door mirrors, remote audio controls, trip computer, cooled glove box, 3 x 12 v sockets, part-leather seats, good all round visability, easy to park, dark tinted rear privay glass, MP3 compatible, bluetooth, ESP...phew!!

    Fuel economy is 36-41 mpg, and the auto box is a delight. My only niggle is the lack of and rds clock and no integrated radio/cd-trip computer/external temp guide, as the tiny trip computer requires you to flick constantly between figures. Also, the fuel gauge is too small and not very accurate showing red with warning light on with 2 and a half gallons left!!! otherwise, faultless.

  • 1.6 SVE 5dr

    Christopher Maxwell , kent . Date: 05/09/2007
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this car for my wife four weeks ago. We got a very good deal for an 06 model with 6k on the clock. The car is fully loaded for a mini MPV and looks very smart in black. It does not look too toaster like for a MPV. We now argue, as I would like to drive this little stunner to work as my westfield is so raw.

    The dealership is very helpful plus you have the knowledge that most of the car comes from a Micra, which is very reliable if a little boring.

    I would reccomend this car head and shoulders above a Vauxhall Zafira. However, the battle between the Note and a Honda Jazz is close - my money is on the Note!

    The King is dead, long live the King!!

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