Auto Express's reliability ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Build quality not as good as it should be and some materials and parts are of a low quality and not very durable. The tyres are a rip off as you can only fit one type from continental which are over £105 each and they only last about 12000 miles! Which means if you do average mileage you will have to replace one set every year so you will have £210 to add your service bill before its even started.

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 1/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

The Note is an excellent car for the money, there was no other car that had the rear legroom space and overall versatility for the same money. It has been 100% reliable, nothing rattled or came loose. When I can be bothered to clean it, it still looks new as the paint work and interior have stood the test over 3 years of use. I would thoroughly recommend this car to anyone.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great apart from little problems like:
1) I have to remove rooftop aerial to garage car each time.
2)Wing mirrors tend to stick out and do not fold in for garaging.
3)Spare wheel is smaller than other four - could be a drawback!
4)Some small difficulty in boot space for bulky items.
Otherwise an enjoyable car to drive

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

As I would expect, it has never let us down, although there was a problem with the glass in two of the windows being pitted when we collected it from the dealer. It costs us more to run because we live up in the hills, and a very rural area.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Unfortunately gearbox had to be replaced just 1 week inside warranty. Very good costs as regards parts but I think like most it's taken it to a reputable local garage keeps the cost down dealerships absolute rip-off!

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

My last car was a Honda Jazz which was more practical and economical but nowhere near as good to drive. The Note has better steering and roadholding, is more solid and robust, and every bit as reliable as the Honda.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

It does everything a mini mpv should from transporting 4 adults and shopping to taking old tumble driers and large tvs to the tip.Not exciting but reliable and easy to drive and park. Good in recent icy conditions

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Does exactly what it says 'on the box'.......practical, very spacious for its size, versatile, goes well, reliable....auto box is a real gem.
Much underrated by the 'road testing' fraternity....!!!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Even in the recent bad weather snow and ice the traction has been great and given me motoring confidence. Costs are on a par with my previous nissan micra even though this car is slightly bigger.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

This is my second Note, all is okay except the rear parking sensors which are too quiet. This problem has not been addressed by Nissan who keep fobbing me of by saying there is nothing wrong.

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 4/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A very well built, reliable and practical car. The only downside is that the instrumentation is fiddly and odd having a rev counter but not temperature gauge.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Only fault in a year was sticking door lock/latch. Diesel automatic not available, fuel costs high compared with our diesel powered golf.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great car, but let down by very build quality. Economy isn't great either, but generally, I am pleased with the car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems so far. previously owned 06 reg note 1.6 se and tha twas pretty trouble free too. No worries at present.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems since purchase on 6 nov 2012. Satisfied so far - proving less that my previous toyota auris 1.6 t3.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

on the whole a very good car but there a few faults that need sorting out if a new model is to be bought out

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had any problem and its functionality is second to none. Just the price of fuel bothers me.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

In 18 months - never had a problem at all. It seems quite economical for a car of its size.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Minor electrical and instrument faults. Tyres and batteries biggest expense.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never had a problem. Service costs are high but named and main dealer.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

I have had no problems. I pay monthly amount and get free servies.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Gearbox has seized up 4 times. Motability covers the costs.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Early days yet but so far reliable in every way. As above.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Notvery electrical power loss. from new. Good on diesal.

Reliability: 1/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems experienced. Fuel is the only running cost.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Absolutely no problems. Free servicing for 3 years.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems whatsoever. Fuel consumption bit heavy.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems so far. Not brilliant but acceptable.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Car is fine, serves its purpose very well.

Reliability: 1/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Starts 1st go, gets me where I need to be

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems so far. Petrol cost only.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Reliable, versatile, economical.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Ther have been no problems

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent value for money

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Reliable at all times

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Reliable family car.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had a problem

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5