Review: Nissan Pixo (2009 – 2013)


Cheap to buy new, low CO2 emissions and high economy mean it's cheap to run. Available with an automatic gearbox. Nicer seats than near identical Suzuki Alto.

Low rent features like stalk adjustable door mirrors. Built by Maruti in India alongside the contemporary Suzuki Alto and not built to last.

Recently Added To This Review

28 September 2018

Report of troublesome manual gearchange with 2012 Nissan Pixo at 34,000 miles. Owner has changed gear oil and lubricated linkages but finds it still sticks in neutral. Read more

5 August 2018

Report of 2011 Nissan Pixo at 37,000 miles starting to fall apart. Since purchase, niggles over the years have included problems with the air con, wipers, seat belt anchorage and an ongoing worry about... Read more

9 August 2014

Report of 'whirring noise' being diagnosed as transmission bearing failure in a 2011 Nissan Pixo. Read more

Nissan Pixo (2009 – 2013): At A Glance

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Real MPG average for a Nissan Pixo (2009 – 2013)

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Recommend a reliable car for £6000?

My auntie is looking to spend around £6000 on a car. Reliability and low running cost are important. What would you suggest?
For that she can get a new Citroen C1, Nissan Pixo, Peugeot 107 or Suzuki Alto (two out of those four are usually up for £5995, and the C1 and 107 are free annual tax.) Alternatively, a bigger new Dacia Sandero Access at £5995, but that’s not free tax.
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