What used Nissan Note hatchback will I get for my budget?
Prices for the first-generation Nissan Note range from about £1500 for an early petrol car that has covered more than 100,000 miles, to about £8,000 for a 2013 1.6 auto with 10,500 miles on the clock.
Our favourite Note is the 1.6-litre manual in Acenta trim, and a low mileage 2011 example will cost about £6,000 from a franchised dealer.
How much does it cost to run a Nissan Note hatchback?
The two petrol engines are both reasonably economical, with the 1.4-litre returning 44.8mpg and the 1.6-litre 42.8mpg. Alternatively, there's a 1.5-litre diesel, which initially managed 55.4mpg, but this was improved to 62.8mpg when the Note was updated in mid-2008.
Thanks to CO2 emissions of just 118g/km, the post-update diesel Note also qualifies for £30-a-year road tax.
True, insurance isn’t particularly cheap, with the Note sitting in bands 10 to 16, but servicing costs are comparable to its main rivals’.