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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Nissan Note (13-17) review.

Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Nissan Note (06-13) - rated 4 out of 5
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PROS

Easy to drive, good rear passenger space, versatile interior, good build quality

CONS

Noisy at speed, steering lacks feel, no steering reach adjustment

At a glance

New price £9,875 - £15,835
Used price £465 - £4,710
Fuel economy 39 - 67 mpg
Road tax cost £20 - £235
Insurance group 10 - 16 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Easy to drive, good rear passenger space, versatile interior, good build quality

CONS

Noisy at speed, steering lacks feel, no steering reach adjustment

Nissan Note rivals

Honda
Jazz
4.5 out of 5 4.5
Kia
Soul
4 out of 5 4.0

The Nissan Note gives normal hatchback buyers food for thought. Although it's a similar small people carrier like the Vauxhall Meriva and Renault Modus - and comes with a versatile and family-friendly interior - it's significantly larger but manages to retain the look of a more conventional hatchback. In fact, it's spacious enough and such good value that canny Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra buyers should give it serious consideration too.

That's because the Note is a good all-round package. In addition to its exceptionally useful interior, it's fun to drive, well equipped and cheap to run. It was facelifted in January 2009 with tweaked exterior styling and slightly more economical engines.

Nissan Note rivals

Honda
Jazz
4.5 out of 5 4.5
Kia
Soul
4 out of 5 4.0