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Nissan Note 1.4 Visia

Why do my friends laugh at the Nissan Note 1.4 Visia?

By Stephen Turvil
Sep 15, 2011
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Why do my friends laugh at the Nissan Note 1.4 Visia? Their mockery is puzzling as this compact multi-purpose vehicle is a worthy workhorse and fantastic value for money. In fact, this robustly constructed mile-muncher could be ferrying your kids to school from £11,200. That is cheap-as-chips in motoring terms. As well as five seats there is plenty of space for the inevitable family junk. Its maximum luggage capacity is 1,332-litres, and even with a full complement of passengers aboard the Note's storage volume is 280-litres.

Why mock then? My friends' sniggers suggest that the Note's styling resembles a shoebox and its image is as dreary as a trigonometry maths book. There may be some truth here, but consider the compensations. These include: exceptional reliability, practicality, and low running costs. As such, the Note 1.4 Visia averages 47.9mpg and returns 54.3mpg on the extra-urban cycle. Emissions are low, so twelve months road tax only costs £115. Good, there is no point in buying a cheap car that costs a fortune to run.

The Nissan Note 1.4 Visia also has a respectable specification. This includes: power steering, electric front windows, twin air-bags, MP3 connectivity, and the CD player. Motorists can specify some optional extras too. So, how about rear parking sensors for £365? Metallic paint costs a further £420, and £500 ensures the vehicle has air-con. My chuckling friends are now taking a second look at this easy-to-live-with MPV. Happy days.

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By Stephen Turvil
Sep 15, 2011