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NISSAN NOTE Hatchback 2006‑2013
72 owner reviews for NISSAN NOTE Hatchback 2006‑2013
High Miles Beware
NISSAN NOTE 1.4 Acenta 5dr (Review date: 25th November '13)
I purchased my 2009 Nissan Note 1.4 Acenta 5 door from a Franchised Nissan Dealer . 48000 miles I was assured by the dealer that the mileage was nothing to worry about scuffed offside wheels were also a warning sign the car clunked loudly into each gear this spoilt the driving experience .
The previous owner had drilled two holes in the centre glove box lid to fit of all things a piece of wood to mount a sat nav, to replace the glovebox [you have to buy the complete unit] Â£281.00 scuffed wheels showed the neglect the previous owner had for the car so if you want one of these cars check the centre glove box in the dash to make sure its not damaged , also make sure the gear change is smooth in all gear changes . you will regret it if you don't . I was out of pocket to change this car for a better model.
Had two of these and they are really good cars...
NISSAN NOTE 1.6 Tekna 5dr Auto (Review date: 8th October '13)
In 2007 I first passed my driving test and I was then put as a named driver on my mum's first motability car.
This was a Nissan Note 57 plate. We searched everywhere to get the perfect car and went to Nissan as we remember my Aunty had a ####### years ago and that was such a nice car.
At the time we couldn't fault the Note - it was nice and spacious as well as very economical. It drove really well and in 2007 was the only mini-MPV around.
In 2010 we started the search again for a new car to replace the Note. We looked at so many cars, at the time I had Automatic only licence so was restricted on certain vehicles. Again the only model we could find that came out tops was the Nissan Note, although it was a hard fight between the Note and the Nissan Cube - the Note won as it had more boot space than the Cube!
When we took the first car back it had done 50,000 miles, been involved in 2 accidents (including hitting a bus!) and despite all this was still absolutely fine, passed it's MOT and everything!
This second Note we've had now for nearly 3 years again, and this time it's done 62,000 miles. Again it's running absolutely fine, never let us down at all and recently passed it's MOT, this one has had only 1 minor accident and 1 chipped windscreen.
The only bad thing that we found about the 2010 models of the Notes is that they changed the Aircon system. I was quite disappointed when we got it and noticed the aircon was in a dial format, where as on the old Note the dial was a well illuminated digital display (both were the Tekna trim with full climate control). The old dials have proved to be a bit of a pain trying to change when driving and see the small speck of white paint on the dial to find out what temperature the car is set to, as opposed to the big digital display and push buttons which could be easily controlled from the drivers position.
Used Buyers beware
NISSAN NOTE 1.4 Acenta 5dr (Review date: 28th September '13)
I purchased my 2009 Nissan Note from a Nissan dealer , salesman was a bit evasive about the cars history , I wasn't able to test drive the actual purchase car because the previous owner was still using it , mileage was 48812 miles which I thought was high for a four year old car , turns out it was an ex demo car and the previous owner had drilled two holes in the centre dashboard glove box so that he could place a piece of wood in the middle to place his Sat nav , clunky gear box was the last straw . more down to the ignorance of previous owner than the car , but if around the 40000, mileage mark then tread carefully .Â£6000. was the price now advertised at same Nissan garage for Â£6300. strange how cars gain value when they are back on the forecourt.
Full Service history is essential good long test drive , test drive the car but ask the salesman to drive instead so that you can ask questions about the car so he has to concentrate on driving and be distracted instead of visa versa.
Beware Nissan Connect Failure
NISSAN NOTE 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr (Review date: 13th August '13)
I've had this vehicle now for over a year and it's managed to return an impressive 65-70 mpg.
At only Â£30 a year to tax and with the excellent mpg the running costs are kept low. Unfortunately the reliability is not so good.
Minor niggles include, loose trim, hard to adjust seats, numerous rattles, poor wearing materials and a failed connect unit.
After 12 months the connect sat nav unit developed a software fault which the manufacturer (blaupunkt) has quoted Â£695 to fix. A new unit direct from nissan is Â£1600 + VAT.
Having spoken to my local franchised dealer and searched various forums it is apparent that mine is not an isolated problem.
The nissan note is a very practical car with impressive running costs, but has a poor build qualiy.
Good drive awful engine
NISSAN NOTE 1.5 dCi Acenta 5dr (Review date: 11th July '13)
I bought the note thinking it would be a good reliable nissan. boy was I wrong. I got the car at 12k for ## and after 1 month of driving it I noticed it was leaking diesel so i took it to the nissan dealer they said they repaired it with no explanation of why it was leaking within a week when i went to top up screen wash i noticed the engine coolant was completely empty with a strong smell of diesel so i went back again they said it would take 5 weeks to fix and would not offer me a courtesy car so I asked to see the manager and I threatened to take him to court for knowingly selling me a faulty car and after that he offered me a full refund on what i had paid plus compensation for lost fuel.other than these major problems very comfortable car and a very good drive (when it worked) as for running costs it was averaging 30mpg around town which is crap for a diesel and 55 on a motorway which i think is poor also altogether a terrible car and would not recommend it on my worst enemy !!!!!!!!!!!
NISSAN NOTE 1.5 dCi SE 5dr (Review date: 21st June '13)
Delighted with the NOTE. Reliable work horse that just gets on with life. Never going to be the quickest on the road but gets you from A to B in comfort. Best move was to have the tow bar fitted for a trailer. Perfect for trips to dump and camping.Towed in Europe without any problems or noticeable strain on fuel consumption. Consistently very economical. Budget for regular servicing and the car will look after you.
Excellent, reliable and flexible
NISSAN NOTE 1.5 dCi Acenta 5dr (Review date: 25th March '13)
We have owned our Note from new for three and a half years.It has taken us on long trips to southern France two or three times each year and has now done over 45k miles. For the last year it has been our only car because it does nearly everything we, a retired couple with many grandchildren, need.
The car has been absolutely reliable, no breakdowns, no rattles, no problems. It is very cheap to keep on the road and the service we get from our Nissan dealer is very good.
The only reservation concerns comfort on long journeys because there is some lack of lumbar support in the seats. The handling and responsiveness are surprisingly good.
I recommend this car to anyone who wants a reasonably compact and flexible all-rounder.
Nissan Note 1.6 SVE
NISSAN NOTE 1.6 SVE 5dr (Review date: 10th March '13)
Having just sold a Ford C-Max due to turbo failure and and general issues I needed a new car. Having heard good comments about the Nissan Note and reading good reviews I bought a used one for £7000. After buying the car I noticed lots of little rattles and loose peaces of trim, I rang up the Nissan dealer and they said, (dispite them being unfriendly) that it would cost me £400 just for a quick check. Becuase the car was already expensive I decided to ignore the rattles, etc. After about a week I was driving along the motorway when warning lights came up and said stop becuase of engine failure. I ahd to get the car towed. Turns out oil and coolent were leaking. becuase a friend owed me a favour he fixed it at a garage for me. Which saved me £500. After 3 weeks All seemed well when I was stuck in traffic listening to the radio when the car just turned off. The altenator had stopped working and the battery died.(No warning lights came up.) A guy next to me in traffic offered to help me push it on to the hard shoulder. I had to get the car towed again. That cost me £1150 in total to get repaired at the Nissan garage. AFter this about another week later I noticed a rather loud noise coming from the rear of the car. It was a common problem. The wheel bearing had gone. I found that would cost me over £600 so I decided that was enough. I gave the car to the Nissan dealer and in return for the car they only gave me £3000. Because of work I need another car. So I bought a brand new Vauxhall Meriva for £15000. Its the best car I've ever had! If anyone ever asks me do you want a Nissan Note? The answer is NOOO!!!
An Austin Princess in disguise?
NISSAN NOTE 1.6 Acenta 5dr Auto (Review date: 16th February '13)
I've owned a Note for a couple of weeks. It is a 3 year old low mileage example that I bought second-hand, part-exchanging a Mitsubishi Space Star in the deal. It had been a great car. I was partly drawn by the fact that it is a Britsih made car. Having owned a couple of Halewood made Ford Escorts, a Morris Marina, Austin Metro, Austin Maestro and a Rover badged Montego I tried to be patriotic about car buying for a long time. Generally I had no complaints, even about those marques that were unloved and the subject of media ridicule. But the rust bucket that came in the guise of the Montego put me off buying British for about 15 years. Having read mainly good things about the Note I decided to purchase. I am already regretting this decision. I recall that over 30 years ago a Ford UK executive described the Austin Princess as a "great flying t*rd". This would be an equally apart description for my blue Note. All the criticisms about build quality that were leveled at BL products could equally apply to this car...iffy build quality, cheap plastics, strange rattles all accompanied by booming road roar reflecting the lack of insulation. Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes sang of "The Love I Lost" and that is how I feel about my Mitsubishi...a British made Nissan again? No Thank You!