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So, before I actually go and place the order for my Note, just wanted to ask what you guys thought the best thing about your Note was?
 

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If you get the Tekna spec with the half leather its very hard wearing, the leather and fabric in my wife's car is as new and the car is 5 years old and we have 4 kids. The split level boot is great and so is the seat (front passenger) which has a hidden storage area below. The car is very reliable and if you go for the automatic the combination of big engine (1.6 110bhp) in a small car is very good with a good turn of speed and reasonable economy (better than a Corsa 1.4 auto) we had prior to our Note.
The car is huge inside considering its small size, we fit four kids aged 9 years to 11 months in with no problem along with buggy and baby seat and one driver of course. The car is superb & will certainly have another in a heartbeat (in white though like greyriders)
 

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The things I like are:- when doing 60mph I can get 70mpg
- when doing 70mph I can get around 64mpg
- road tax is £30
- it has low BHP = you can't drive fast = it's safer
- great driving position
- Bluetooth
 

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Can't think of the best thing, as it's all pretty good. The only complaint I have, is the rear end is a bit 'hoppy' over uneven surfaces. Ok when the fuel tank is full, or a sack of spuds in the boot.

Economy and performance with the diesel is great, and the engine pulls from low revs in any gear.
 

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1. It's like a TARDIS
2. The steering and turning circle (light and tight).

3. Connect Sat Nav



Enjoy your new motor.
 

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I have had my 1.6 n-tec a week after swapping in my merc, so to answer your question as a new owner...

Very comfortable and easy to drive, switches and dials all within easy reach

N-tec level is fantastic with the connect and sat nav, took me to my destination last night outside of Bury St.Edmunds perfectly!

MPG, just put my second fill into the tank and on my iPhone app it tells me I got 48.03 miles to the gallon, a mix of around town and some motorway driving!

Insurance is very reasonable for an old git like me!

I love the boot and parcel shelf adjustments!

In fact I really like my Note and am very happy!


Now go and buy one this weekend!
 

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Forgot to mention the cruise control too! Used that last nigh driving from Basildon up to Bury St.edmunds along M11 and A14/A12 and it was a dream
 

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I think pretty much everything is good on Note, you need to decide what bits and pieces you need.

These bits cost cash, but add to resale possibilities. (That's if you ever want to sell it).


Sat nav is useless here in Ireland, and so is the cruise control(handy for not breaking the speed limits in town though.
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As for the colour..........as long as it's not puke, anything goes. How often do you think about colour when you're driving it. I chose silver, just because I could get my Note sooner.


As I said, I don't stand out side looking at it, I want to be inside driving it.
 

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The connect (that I had to have fitted
get one that has it as standard fit) and the proper torque converter autobox.
 

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One good thing about owning a Note is looking at Vauxhall Corsa owners knowing that they have paid much more for their car and you have paid less but you have a car that is far superior in every respect. People associate the Note with the older generation due to many being mobility cars but they are really missing out.If we had not got four kids we would certainly own two Nissan Notes, which one would I buy... I must say I'm not that familiar with the latest models but would want the one with sat nav and the posh alloys like on greyriders white note. It would have to be the diesel version too.
I used to have the Renault Scenic 1.5 dci which I think shares the engine with the Nissan Note which was available in 86bhp and 106 bhp. Mine was the 86bhp version and it was a great little engine and the Note must suit this engine well.
 

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I have to say that I really regret trading in the Corsa-C on the note. I wish I'd kept it sat on the drive, I could likely have got half the trade in value off the note for cash anyway.
I like the engine and autobox on the note. For my circumstances, (no children to ferry about, just a medium dog) the Corsa-C was superior in most areas.
 

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I bought a 2006 SVE 1.6 petrol a couple of weeks ago and I have to say it's absolutely superb. Its a former Motability car with a low mileage and has been very well looked after. Everything about it appeals to me, from the unusual body shape to the clever interior with cubbyholes for everything.Half leather seats, stylish dash, tons of headroom, huge load carrying capacity, split level boot and great mpg.
It's easy to handle, great to drive, has a good turn of speed and enough bells and whistles to keep me happy for along time yet! Over the years I have had Cortinas, Escorts, Sierras, Mondeos, Astras, Minis, Subarus to name but a few but the Note is streets ahead of any of them.
My wife ran a 1995 1.0 Micra for years and never had any problems with it other than a stuck brake calliper, so if the Note maintains this standard of reliability, I will be a very happy boy!
 

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mnl. Prior to the Nissan Note I had a Corsa 1.4 life five door full auto newish shape 2007 model. I was not impressed and found the Nissan far superior at all levels. The problems I had with the Corsa which was purchased for my wife to learn to drive in was that:-

a/ I'm 6ft 2" tall, well built and found the driving position along with headroom very cramped indeed. My wife who is thankfully not anywhere near as big as me found it comfortable.
b/ The car was gutless power wise even with 90 bhp and no better on fuel compared to the Note (1.6 auto) we have now.
c/ Rear space was also very cramped as we at the time had three children (have 4 now).
d/ The boot space was small and narrow.
e/ The car was pretty characterless & expensive compared to the Nissan Note.
f/ The Corsa was a life spec and our Note is Tekna spec. The Corsa cost £5100 and was 07 reg and our Note cost £5000 and is Tekna spec. Both had similar miles when purchased but much better spec on the Note for the ££££.
g/ There is no way that the Corsa would fit 4 children in and a driver along with baby seat and a buggy and the Note does this with room to spare.

I'm not saying the Corsa was a bad car, it was fine and plush but just that the Nissan Note offers so much more for the money, space, spec and character.
For a similar spec Corsa I would have to look at the design spec and it would have cost easily over £1500 more.

My dad has the Corsa C 1.2 easytronic, it scares the cr!p out of me every time I'm in it.
 

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Having converted my daughter to Note ownership, she recently had the opportunity to ride in an Audi A3. Having arrived at her destination she got her baby son and his pushchair and paraphernalia out of the Audi. Her friend proudly asked her what she thought of the A3. "It's nice", she replied......."but it's not a Note"!Edited by: Greyrider
 

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Greyrider said:
Having converted my daughter to Note ownership, she recently had the opportunity to ride in an Audi A3. Having arrived at her destination she got her baby son and his pushchair and paraphernalia out of the Audi. Her friend proudly asked her what she thought of the A3. "It's nice", she replied......."but it's not a Note"!
now you're just being silly...the A3 is a fabulous car
 

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As this is a thread about what we like about the note, I won't go on, except to say that I drove a new shape Corsa and it wasn't a patch on the old Corsa-C.

Another thing I like about the note is the false floor in the boot, that hides all the junk I carry around
 

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The A3 has less practical space for baby paraphenalia and the Nissan Connect Sat Nav is easier to use than the tom tom stuck on the window ...there was no sat Nav in the A3 apparently......so not so silly..but yes the A3 is still a good car.
 

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Any car is only Fabulous if it does what it says on the tin and more, the Note, covers all angles plus the Blind spots too!!After normally going through cars like they are going out of fashoin , so far apart from my MX5 My Tekna Auto in Intense Blue is the best car I have ever had, just wish they did one with a roof similar to the Fiat 500 , you know the one with a fabric roll back roof, then I could ge my open top motoring feel back again!!!
Lastly if you want or need to mod anote its so easy!!!, just finding time now to fit all my hover blue glow kit!!!!
 
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