Affordable and cost-effective to run, easy to drive, strong build quality
Interior feels cheap in places, tiny boot, noisy at higher speeds
Nissan has teamed up with fellow Japanese manufacturer Suzuki to produce the small Pixo. It's the sister car to the Suzuki Alto and the two are identical inside - although a different grille and headlights make it easy to tell them apart. Like the Alto, it is very cheap to buy - new or used - and affordable to own with an economical engine, rock bottom insurance rates and low running costs.
Around town, the Pixo is happy nipping in and out of traffic, but a small engine and lack of refinement make it tiring and noisy on the motorway. The tiny boot is another gripe as is the budget-feel cabin and lack of standard equipment. However, very few cars are as cheap to buy brand new, while the Nissan badge ensures reliability and good customer care at dealers.