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NISSAN NOTE Hatchback 1.2 DiG-S Acenta 5dr

The Nissan Note is great for families and although this petrol engine has to be worked quite hard, it stays smooth. Acenta trim makes the most sense.

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NISSAN NOTE Hatchback 1.2 DiG-S Acenta 5dr

The Nissan Note is great for families and although this petrol engine has to be worked quite hard, it stays smooth. Acenta trim makes the most sense.

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1.2
With just 79bhp you’d expect this entry-level, three-cylinder 1.2-litre petrol unit to be gutless, but although it does struggle a bit when the car’s fully loaded, performance is respectable if you’re prepared to work the standard five-speed manual gearbox reasonably hard. Fuel economy and CO2 emissions are impressive.
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1.2 DIG-S
This 97bhp supercharged 1.2 petrol engine is our pick of the range. You have to keep the revs high to get the best from it, but performance is adequate and it requires less effort than the naturally aspirated 1.2. It’s a bit rowdy when worked but even so, it’s the most refined engine in the range and delivers excellent fuel economy and sub-100g/km CO2 emissions. The standard five-speed manual gearbox is a better bet than the optional CVT auto.
1.5 dCi
The 1.5 diesel’s generous torque makes it usefully flexible, and it pulls well if you make frequent use of the standard five-speed manual gearbox to keep it in its sweet spot. Performance is lively enough in town and it happily keeps up with traffic on the motorway. However, it quickly runs out of puff at higher revs. Fuel economy and CO2 emissions are astonishing, making this a very cheap car to run, but refinement could be better.

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