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Mid-life tweaks up the quality while keeping the Note's no-nonsense core appeal

Our Verdict

The Nissan Note offers more space and practicality than the average supermini, and a decent drive too

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    Nissan Note 1.5 dCi N-tec+

    The Nissan Note might not be new, but its huge practicality remains a big draw for families on a budget.
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    Nissan Note 1.4 N-tec

    A good all-rounder MPV that offers high spec levels. Not to be overlooked

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10 March 2009

I'm not sure how you would go about choosing a mini-MPV from the current marketplace. There's so many worthy but rather dull offerings out there with styling enforced by the requisite shape, all worth 3 to 4 stars, nothing poor but nothing great.

Being a car enthusiast I sometimes find it hard to get my head around spending a £15-£20k chunk of money on a new one of these MPV's, regardless of which one, as it just wouldn't excite me, and spending £15k on something, anything, should at least give you a little pleasure, other than the knowledge that it will make your life 1% easier, work properly, and get you where you want to go reliably every day.

An enforced lifestyle buying decision I suppose, and maybe I'm not giving credit where it's due, there may be some lovely surprise and delight features I don't know about, but still...

10 March 2009

[quote Orangewheels]An enforced lifestyle buying decision I suppose, and maybe I'm not giving credit where it's due, there may be some lovely surprise and delight features I don't know about, but still... [/quote]

Sadly not. My mother in law has a pre-facelift 1.6 pertol and it's bloody awefull. Its noisey, uncomfortable, the ride is overly firm and the boot is small. Yes I know the seats slide forward to increase boot space but I don't want to have to sod about with seats every time I want to put a weeks shopping in the boot. I really don't know why the motoring press rave about these things.

13 March 2009

Insipid little car, but fit for purpose I presume, must say the 1.5dci engine is a cracker though, rented a Megane with the same lump in on holiday and was quite shocked at how smooth and revvy it was for a diesel lump, albeit was the cars only redeeming feature.

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