What alternatives should I consider to a used Nissan Note hatchback?
The Note’s main rival is the second-generation Honda Jazz. Introduced in 2008, it is even more spacious, with cleverer rear seats, although the Note has a more forgiving ride.
If it’s something slightly larger that you’re after, then the Citroen C3 Picasso is worth considering. Launched in 2009, the Picasso has funky styling, an airy interior and a smooth ride, while visibility is excellent. However, it’s reliability record isn’t as good as the Note’s.
Alternatively, you might want to consider a high-riding hatchback, such as the Renault Captur. This looks like a small off-roader, despite only coming with front-wheel-drive, and combines its eye-catching kerb appeal with a modern interior, clean engines and good road manners.
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