Hot Car Deals – Nissan NoteMoney-saving deals on the practical Nissan Note

24 August 2012

IMPORTANT: Read the information at the bottom of this page before going ahead with any car purchase.

Looking for a practical and economical small MPV? The Nissan Note is cheap to run, and if you take advantage of these discounts you could save money on buying one, too.

Nissan Note

The Nissan Note is one of very few supermini-sized people carriers. Its strengths lie in its flexibility and affordable running costs; you get a large amount of space without a large price tag. Decent resale values and low insurance costs are other plus-points. 

That said, the Note does fall behind its rivals in some areas. Its suspension is stiff and a Euro NCAP safety score of four stars doesn’t match the five-star ratings of most of its competitors.

Read our full verdict on the Nissan Note

Nissan Note 1.4 discount

With a list price of £11,500, the Note 1.4 Visia is the cheapest model in the range, and you will find some dealers offering this model for around £9,000. However, we’d suggest that you avoid the base-spec Visia spec as it doesn’t include stability control as standard - an important item of safety equipment that can prevent the car from skidding in emergency situations.

Nissan Note

The higher-spec 1.4 Acenta does include stability control as standard, along with a host of other features not found on the Visia, such as air conditioning and alloy wheels. List price for the 1.4 Acenta is £13,000, but we’ve found a great deal at Arnold Clark, which is selling the 1.4 Acenta five-door for £9,995. That's a massive discount of £3,005, or 23%.

£2,600 off Nissan Note 1.6

You don’t have to pay too much more to get a bit more power. The Note 1.6 Acenta has a 110bhp engine, enabling it to go from 0-62mph in 10.7 seconds, compared to 13.4 seconds from the 88bhp engine in the 1.4-litre Note. The 1.6 petrol model is free-revving and delivers enough urge for confident overtaking.

Discounted-New-Cars is offering the Note 1.6 Acenta five-door for £11,146, which is £2,649 off the list price of £13,795.

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Hot Deal hunters please note:

  • The car brokers and deals featured are not vetted, endorsed or recommended by Which?. Always check the specifics of the deal so you know exactly what you are getting and who is supplying the car. Make sure all aspects of the deal are confirmed in writing before committing to buy.
  • Not all brokers deal in UK sourced vehicles, and this may have an impact on standard equipment and warranty levels.
  • The term ‘pre-reg’ or ‘pre-registered’ refers to vehicles that are brand new but already registered with the DVLA. This means that you will appear as the second owner on the V5 registration document.
  • Beware of unscrupulous brokers who tell you they will have to retain the V5 registration document for a period of time after your purchase of the car. Vehicles sold this way may be cheap, but there are legal implications, including the risk that you the buyer could be committing a criminal offence when you drive the car, so they should be avoided.