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The Nissan Note is a rival for the Honda Jazz. While not as popular with Which? members, the Note is a much newer car than the Jazz. It’s better value, too – especially with large discounts available.
The Honda Jazz is one of the most popular cars with Which? members, thanks to its small exterior, large interior and bulletproof reliability. Prices are high, however, and discounts arehard to come by. Enter the new Nissan Note.
Unlike the Honda, you can find large discounts on the Note, making this versatile hatchback very good value. As the Note is five years newer than its rival, fuel consumption and performance are generally better; pick a Note 1.2 DiG-S and annual car tax is free, whereas the equivalent Jazz would set you back £110 each year.
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Save 20% on top choice Nissan Note 1.2 DiG-S Acenta
Thanks to a discount of £2,852, you can find the Note 1.2 DiG-S Acenta online for just £11,588 – saving you 20% on the list price. This model has a sprightly supercharged engine that can whisk the car to 62mph in 11.7 seconds. Yet it still returns impressive claimed fuel economy of 65.7mpg.
In Acenta trim, the Note has lots of standard equipment. The list includes air conditioning, front and rear electric windows, heated wing mirrors and a height-adjustable driver’s seat, so you should be able to get comfortable behind the wheel. Also included is a useful sliding rear seat, front and rear armrests, plus cruise control for easy motorway driving.
New Nissan Note 1.2 Visia for just £9,841
For those who want to spend less, you can pick up a Note 1.2 Visia for less than £10,000 – saving you £2,204. In entry level Visia trim, the Note does without air conditioning and sliding rear seats, but you still get six airbags, folding rear seats and cruise control.
This model should be cheap to fuel, with a claimed economy figure of 60.1mpg. Acceleration is leisurely, though, with the car needing 13.7 seconds to get to 62mph.
£2,830 discount on high-spec Nissan Note 1.5 dCi Tekna
If you cover many miles and want the most economical Note, the 1.5 dCi returns impressive claimed economy of 78.5mpg. After a discount of £2,830, this model is available for £14,215 in top-of-the-range Tekna trim.
Standard kit includes luxuries like automatic lights and wipers, a 5.8-inch touchscreen and 360-degree parking cameras, which show an overhead view of the car to make parking a doddle. Also included is plenty of safety equipment – like blind-spot and lane departure warning systems.
Hot Car Deals:
- Nissan Note 1.2 DiG-S Acenta – £11,588 at Nationwide Cars
- Nissan Note 1.2 Visia – £9,841 at Nationwide Cars
- Nissan Note 1.5 dCi Tekna – £14,215 at Discounted New Cars
Hot Car 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.