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The Nissan Note: Is it for you?

The Nissan Note is a mini MPV that came out in Japan in 2004. A European model followed suit in 2006 and it’s been in production ever since. The Note shares some similarities with the Renault Modus and was made to compete with the Citroen C3 Picasso and the Opel/Vauxhall Meriva. It was made in Nissan’s Washington plant in England so it’s considered to be somewhat of a successor to the medium-sized hatchback Almera. The second-generation Note was revealed in 2012, a production version of the Invitation concept Nissan unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier in the year.

Pros

While barely bigger than regular superminis, the Nissan Note is able to offer better headroom by using a high roofline. This also contributes to a more spacious cabin than what standard small hatchbacks can provide. Add in intelligent interior features and an assortment of storage options in the cabin, and you’ll get an excellent sense of space inside despite being confined in a small car.

It’s also very practical, offering a boot that at its maximum can fit over 1,300 litres. That’s a lot of luggage space for a small car. There’s even more space underneath though and when rear seats are slid at their farthest possible, there’s a lot of legroom thanks to a 2,600mm wheelbase. When needed, the front passenger seat can also be folded to let loads up to 2.4m long be placed inside.

It’s heavier than new superminis at 1,146kg but the Note is still capable of going from 0 to 60mph at a competitive 12.9 seconds. A more realistic acceleration for real-world conditions from 30 to 50mph while in 4th gear will give you 9.7 seconds. This is leisurely but it is respectable, decent enough for driving around in the city. A1.6-litre engine is best paired with a regular five-speed manual gearbox, although four-speed auto may do good as well. The latter though is more suitable if you stick to city roads.

Cons

There are engine options for the Nissan Note so there’s a bit of freedom to choose whatever will be more suitable for you. However, these options are limited, starting you with an 87bhp 1.4-litre petrol to a 108bhp 1.6-litre engine. If you’re looking for a diesel engine, you’re stuck with just one—an 89bghp 1.5-litre dCi.

Inside, the Note is relatively well-designed. However, big areas of hard black plastic can get in the way of appreciating what Nissan has done. There’s really nothing exciting inside, though everything operates smoothly and feels decent. If more textures and materials were integrated, an improved feel would have been achieved.

The cheapest specification won’t offer you much safety and convenience in terms of equipment. A mid-spec Note though will feature six airbags, cruise control, air conditioning, and USB and Bluetooth connectivity. An entry-level model, on the other hand, only has four airbags, manual windows in the rear, and don’t get underfloor boot storage and air conditioning. It would seem that value for money can only be enjoyed as you move up the Note’s range. Also, rival cars are cost slightly less to insure.

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A History Of The Nissan Note

        The Nissan Note is a car made by the car manufacturing brand, Nissan. The Note is simply classified as a mini multi-purpose vehicle, or just MPV for shot. It has gone two generation changes in its 9 years of production and manufacturing existence. The 1st generation of the Note was available for retail since 2004; however, it seems that this was only for the Japanese market. The European market had its taste of the Note two years later at 2006, with the UK being the first among the European countries to play host to the Note for the first time, back on March 1, 2006.

        The Nissan Note, that is, its 1st generation, had some similar design and development specifications and features with the Modus, a car made by another automobile manufacturing brand, Renault. The Note was made by Nissan to compete against other mini MPVs made by other car manufacturing brands like Citroën, and Opel, even the Modus.

        Its 2nd generation did not veer that far away from the 1st generation; it only had some engine improvements and some other minor details which it upgraded, but did not customize differently, nor modify in any way. The Note is a very popular car among people looking for their first car, since its size and performance levels meet expectations, and even exceed them.

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