Used Nissan Pixo (2009 - 2013) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 14 Feb 2014
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Nissan has teamed up with fellow Japanese manufacturer Suzuki to produce the small Pixo. It's the sister car to the Suzuki Alto and the two are identical inside - although a different grille and headlights make it easy to tell them apart.

Nissan Pixo (09-13)
Affordable and cost-effective to run, easy to drive, strong build quality
Interior feels cheap in places, tiny boot, noisy at higher speeds

New price range:

£7,250 - £9,555

Used price range:

£784 - £3,388

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

Nissan has teamed up with fellow Japanese manufacturer Suzuki to produce the small Pixo. It's the sister car to the Suzuki Alto and the two are identical inside - although a different grille and headlights make it easy to tell them apart. Like the Alto, it is very cheap to buy - new or used - and affordable to own with an economical engine, rock bottom insurance rates and low running costs.

Around town, the Pixo is happy nipping in and out of traffic, but a small engine and lack of refinement make it tiring and noisy on the motorway. The tiny boot is another gripe as is the budget-feel cabin and lack of standard equipment. However, very few cars are as cheap to buy brand new, while the Nissan badge ensures reliability and good customer care at dealers.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

3 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

2.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

4.5 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

3 out of 5

What owners say...

 It runs on fresh air. 375 miles to £40 worth of fuel is easily doable.  

4 out of 5

Mark Harrington ,   13 Sep 2013    ... read more

 Storeage space. Plenty of little spaces to bit bits and bobs for such a small car.  

4 out of 5

Shaun Tate ,   04 Jan 2011    ... read more

 Its small and cheap to run thats whats most important.  

1 out of 5

David Grant ,   09 Jan 2010    ... read more

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