Used Nissan Note 2013-2017 review

Category: Small car

Section: Advice for buyers

Used Nissan Note 13-17
  • Used Nissan Note 13-17
  • Used Nissan Note 13-17
  • Used Nissan Note 13-17
  • Used Nissan Note 13-17
  • Used Nissan Note 13-17
  • Used Nissan Note 13-17
  • Used Nissan Note 13-17
  • Used Nissan Note 13-17
  • Used Nissan Note 13-17
  • Used Nissan Note 13-17
Used Nissan Note 2013-2017 review
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Advice for buyers

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

Some of the interior plastics on the doors, dashboard and in the boot area don’t hide scratches well – this is a little bit of a worry in a family car.

Being a smaller car that will probably spend most of its life in town, look out for parking dents or scrapes to bumpers, because correction to the paintwork can become expensive. Also, check the alloy wheels for kerb damage – not only because it's expense to fix them but also because badly damaged wheels could be a clue to future suspension issues and the potential of uneven tyre wear if the wheel alignment is out.

Most cars that will have been affected should have been fixed by now, but speak with your local Nissan dealer if you are in any doubt because they will be able to tell you if your potential purchase needs to have these corrections carried out.

Is a used Nissan Note hatchback reliable?

Sadly, the Note is not as reliable as its rivals. It finished in last place in the small car category, with owners citing problems with the suspension, non-engine electrics and engine electrics on some petrol models.