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Nissan Note (2006–2013)

Last updated 16 March 2019


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Kerb weight 1150–1290 kg
Warranty 3 years
Servicing 12,500 miles

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Where it scores over mini MPVs like the Renault Modus (with which it shares its floorpan) is that, like the Jazz, it isn't tall enough to upset its handling. I thought it steered and handled better than the Renault Clio (with which it also shares its floorpan), and while some people have criticised the ride quality I thought that was fine too.

I deliberately picked the 86PS 1.5 diesel and wasn't disappointed. From inside the car you hardly ever hear it's a diesel, it has a perfectly adequate power delivery for most people's needs, and its trump card is its economy. Even I got just over 50mpg, which is close to phenomenal considering the use I put it to.

So it's a good car: practical, economical and decent to drive, at its best with the tax-friendly, belt-cam Renault diesel engine but also available with chain-cam 16v 1.4 and 1.6 Nissan petrol power. And it now has a brilliant, low-price music, satnav and phone system. It's a very serious British alternative to the Honda Jazz.



Engine MPG 0-62 Top speed CO2
1.4 45–48 mpg 13.1–13.4 s 101–103 mph 139–150 g/km
1.5 dCi 55–67 mpg 11.1–13.0 s 104–112 mph 110–136 g/km
1.6 43 mpg 10.7 s 114 mph 149–156 g/km
1.6 Automatic 42 mpg 11.7 s 108 mph 159 g/km

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