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The Nissan Note is a flexible and practical mini-MPV. It’s good for ferrying a small family around and there are some great deals to be had now it’s starting to show its age.
Initially launched in 2006 and updated in 2010, the Note has been on UK roads for a while now, but it remains an economical choice.
We’ve tested several models, including the latest 1.5-litre diesel Note, which recorded an acceptable 57.6mpg on the combined cycle of our fuel economy test, though this is someway off the claim of 67.3mpg from Nissan.
Top choice Nissan Note for £11,500
The Note is available in three trim levels, entry level Visia, Acenta and n-tec+. We’d avoid Visia as it doesn’t come with stability control as standard – this is an important piece of safety equipment that can help keep the car under control in emergency situations.
Instead, we’d opt for the Acenta trim level with the only diesel in the range, the 1.5dCi, which offers 90bhp. In this specification you get useful features, such as cruise control and automatic headlights, plus 16-inch alloy wheels, as standard.
This car would normally set you back £14,350 but Discounted-New-Cars currently has a 19% off deal, meaning you save more than £2,800.
£2,500 off petrol Nissan Note n-tec+
If you’re planning on driving less than 11,000 miles per year, the petrol powered Note could actually work out cheaper on fuel costs. Top spec n-tec+ adds rear parking sensors and Nissan Connect, which includes a sat nav as well as Bluetooth and iphone connectivity, to the Acenta trim level.
We’ve found a £2,505 saving on this model with the 1.4-litre engine through Arnold Clark, meaning you pay under £11,000.
It’s also available with the more powerful 1.6-litre petrol engine in automatic guise, offering a claimed 42.8mpg. This is normally £15,295 but Discounted-New-Cars has a £2,886 discount on it, bringing the total cost down to £12,409.
The hot car deals:
- Nissan Note 1.5dCi  Acenta
- Nissan Note 1.4  n-tec+
- Nissan Note 1.6  n-tec+ Auto
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.