Used Nissan Note 2006 – 2013 review

Category: Small car

Section: Advice for buyers

Nissan Note (06 – 13)
  • Nissan Note (06 – 13)
  • Nissan Note (06 – 13)
  • Nissan Note (06 – 13)
  • Nissan Note (06 – 13)
  • Nissan Note (06 – 13)
  • Nissan Note (06 – 13)
  • Nissan Note (06 – 13)
  • Nissan Note (06 – 13)
  • Nissan Note (06 – 13)
  • Nissan Note (06 – 13)

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Nissan Note hatchback?

Owners generally have few gripes with the Nissan Note, appreciating its reliability, practicality, spaciousness and low running costs.

In 2010, the car received a mid-life facelift, with changes to the exterior and interior. There were major changes to the lights, bumpers and front grille, while the dashboard was redesigned, with higher-spec versions gaining a touchscreen.

Is a used Nissan Note hatchback reliable?

The Nissan Note is easier on its parts than most small hatchback, according to data supplied by CAP Derwent

Wiper blades and brake discs typically need replacing only every 35,000 and 40,000 miles respectively. Plus, brake pads, brake fluid, pollen filters and bulbs all last longer than average.

The data also shows that it’s typically more than 100,000 miles before expensive items such as the engine, gearbox, clutch or air-conditioning need to be repaired.

Nissan finished a credible 9th out of 37 manufacturers in the 2015 What Car? Reliability Survey.