Used Nissan Note (2013 - 2017) Buying & Selling

Review by Graeme Lambert on
Last Updated: 08 Jun 2015
3.5
The Nissan Note has been a popular family car since its introduction in 2006 but this new model with low CO2 emissions and more safety systems could be an even bigger hit with the UK car-buying public. Manufactured in Sunderland, this five-door hatchback is based on Nissan's small car, the Micra.

3.5 out of 5

Buying used

A Nissan Note isn’t likely to have been driven very hard so there’s little need to look out for worn tyres or abused brakes.

However cars like this often spend plenty of time in the city so check the rubber for damage, and give the wheels a once over too – if they’ve spent much time near or bounding up kerbs then they could be scuffed or even bent.

And with lots of traffic light starts there’s going to be lots of gearchanges so the clutch could take a hammering; make sure it engages cleanly and smoothly – or budget for a replacement.

As a family car the interior may have had plenty of footfall from children, so marks to the trim could be expected – though just as many of these Nissan Notes will be bought by the older generation and never have anyone in the back seats.

Look for a full service history and to remove any doubt it’s worth investing in a Parkers Car History Check to ensure it doesn’t have a hidden past.

See 605 used Nissan Notes for sale, starting at £3,895

3.5 out of 5

Selling

As ever keeping the car in the best condition possible will help you realise the maximum resale price when it comes to selling it. Ensure that any spillages from children are cleaned as soon as possible to keep the interior in tip top condition and deal with any car park dings or scratches in a timely fashion.

And even though you may only do low miles a year, it’s worth having the car serviced regularly as it shows potential buyers that you care about the car’s maintenance. Ensure you have a record of all the work done to it.